Fast and large, Wolf spiders earn their name from the fact that they pounce on their prey and sometimes even chase it down. Because of their size and appearance, they may seem scary but is this a reputation they really deserve?
It is a rare occurrence, but people have been bitten by Wolf spiders. There are no recorded cases of Wolf spider bites causing much harm to humans, though. They sometimes get confused with brown recluse spiders which do have a more venomous bite, but Wolf spiders themselves do not pose a threat to your health. In the event that you are bitten by a Wolf spider, it may cause mild swelling or itching but symptoms should disappear quite quickly. If it becomes clear that you are having an allergic reaction to the bite, seek immediate medical attention.
Having these large, hairy spiders come into your home isn’t really something most people want. Even knowing that they’re outside in the yard can be cause for anxiety. Wolf spiders don’t spin webs so you may not know they’re on your property until you see one running through the grass.
Here are some tips to prevent Wolf spiders from hanging around:
If you already have Wolf spiders in your home or on your property and you want them gone, contact H2 Pest Control. We provide Wolf spider control along with all other types of pest removal throughout Salt Lake County and Utah County.