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When we come home after a long day of working or running errands, we want to get into our comfy clothes, crash on the couch, turn on the television and become couch potatoes for the rest of the night. A spider destroys any feeling of serenity when we see it running across the sofa, floor, or even worse, us!


If seeing spiders scurrying over the carpet or running along the baseboards is causing anxiety, you need the Katy pest control experts from All-Safe Pest & Termite. Since 1984, we have been eradicating spiders, and we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to stop spiders in your Katy home.  

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How Wolf Spiders Are Different From Other Spiders 


Wolf spiders are the athletes of the spider species. Unlike many spiders who catch prey using webs, the long-legged wolf spiders stalk their prey and chase them down. Compared to other spider species, wolf spiders have excellent eyesight due to the three rows of eight eyes. Aided by their keen eyesight, wolf spiders are nimble hunters who pursue their target in the dark. 


Of the 2,300 species of wolf spiders, there are 200 types of wolf spiders in the United States. Wolf spiders are usually brown and hairy with dark stripes or chevron patterns on their back. Female wolf spiders are larger than the males and may be as large as 2 inches in length. 

Wolf Spiders Are Less Aggressive Than Other Spiders 


We tend to conflate size with aggressiveness. Because wolf spiders are big spiders in Texas, many think they are aggressive, but they are not. Wolf spiders run away from humans; however, they will bite if continually provoked. Wolf spiders have venom, which is how they kill their prey. If a human irritates a wolf spider and the spider bites, the wound will result in mild swelling and itching, but it is not life-threatening. 

Professional Pest Control Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Wolf Spiders 


During the day, wolf spiders stay hidden in cracks and crevices of a house; they often reside in closets, under furniture, or in the basement or crawlspace. Since they hunt at night, catching wolf spiders is difficult; therefore, to get rid of spiders, professional pest control is the best solution. 


Pest control experts, like All-Safe Pest & Termite, use safe and effective treatments that penetrate the crevices where wolf spiders hide. In addition, the treatments destroy wolf spider eggs, killing the next generation of spiders. 

Five Helpful Tips To Prevent Wolf Spiders In Your Home 


Wolf spiders live outdoors under wood, piles of leaves or other debris, and in firewood stacks. During warm weather, wolf spiders hunt ground-dwelling insects in your yard at night. As the temperature drops, insects searching for warmth and shelter enter Katy's homes, and as the insects enter houses, wolf spiders follow.


These five tips will reduce insects on your property, limiting the number entering your home. The following tips will keep the super scary wolf spiders and insects from entering your house:

  • Seal cracks that lead into the home
  • Place screens over doors and windows
  • Close garage doors 
  • Remove debris from the yard
  • Reduce moisture content in the basement or crawlspace

 

Using the spider control team from All-Safe Pest & Termite is the best way to eliminate and prevent these freaky spiders from your home. Our professionals know where wolf spiders like to hide, what they enjoy hunting, and their behavioral patterns. 


We will inspect your home and create a plan targeting the pests causing problems. Contact us today and let us help you so you can relax in your home without the fear of spiders. 

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