Wolf Spider Pest Control

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Wolf spiders can be found in a wide range of habitats both coastal and inland. These include shrublands, woodland, wet coastal forest, meadows,  gardens, and homes. They construct turrets or plug their holes with leaves and pebbles during the rainy season to protect themselves from flood waters.

Florida has both poisonous and non-poisonous spider species throughout the state. Since most people can’t tell a dangerous spider from a harmless one by sight alone, the mere presence of these creepy-crawly Florida bugs in the home is usually perceived as a threat and enough to cause anxiety and annoyance.

A spider’s web, its most visible calling card, consists of sticky and non-sticky silken thread, and serves as its living and eating quarters. While some spiders, such as the wolf spiders and jumping spiders actually hunt their prey, most spin magnificent webs in order to catch their prey in mid-air.

There are presently two groups of venomous spiders established and/or occasionally found in areas of Florida: the black widow and brown widow spiders (which are native to Florida) and the recluse spiders. Both types of spiders tend to be found in similar places, which is in or under objects where their presence is not immediately obvious.

Wolf spiders will inject venom if continually provoked. Symptoms of their bite include swelling, mild pain, and itching.

Most spider bites are not considered dangerous, and identifying the species that bit you isn’t always easy to the average person. With the widow spiders, look for the ubiquitous hourglass shape on their abdomen. Though not an established species, the brown recluse is a ¼” to ½ “ long, and is light tan to deep reddish-brown. However, if you suspect one of the widow or brown recluse spiders, get medical attention immediately. Bites from either species can be fatal if left untreated.

 

NaturZone can quickly rid your home or business of spiders, using our green pest control technologies.

 

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