About the Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders are one of the top predators on your lawn. They get their name from their ability to stalk down their prey, like what a wolf does. These pests like to go after other insects like crickets, flies, ants and other spiders.

The wolf spider enjoys hunting by itself. Though they live in holes in the lawn, they can often be spotted roaming in search of their next meal.

Wolf spiders are large, hairy, and grey coloured. They have brown or dark grey markings that make it easy to identify them. Their eyes shine if you see them under torchlight. These pests measure between 1.2 to five centimetres in size.

Wolf spiders are found worldwide; however, some species are found in parts of Australia. For example, the garden wolf spider is a common species found in Australia’s open woodlands and suburban backyards.

Wolf spiders are primarily spotted in the holes in lawns. Since these pests like to hunt at night, they catch and kill various pests attacking your garden while sleeping.

Reacting to a Wolf Spider Bite

If a wolf spider bites you, it is essential to stay calm to take appropriate actions. You must apply a cold compress to the bite site for about 20 minutes to minimise the pain. It is best not to use the pressure immobilisation technique in this situation as this can worsen the pain. You must seek medical assistance if symptoms worsen.

Keeping Wolf Spiders Away from Your Home

Wolf spiders love invading people’s houses Also, since they like to chase their prey, they may see your home as a great place to find food.

They may enter your garages, basements, and sheds and move freely in search of food. To keep them away from your property, you must do the following:

  • Remove any insect or bug problems, as these are a wolf spider’s diet
  • Clean your garden regularly, mow tall grasses, spray insect killers on your lawn, and remove debris
  • Install bug screens on all the openings of your home, including doors and windows
  • Seal any cracks in your walls, as these spiders are small enough to fit in the tiniest holes
  • Check any wood pile you plan to bring inside your house as they may carry spiders and insects 
  • Avoid keeping storage boxes as wolf spiders like to hide in the dark, closed spaces

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Spiders in your home are not just a superficial annoyance but can pose substantial health risks. At Tom’s Pest Control Melbourne, we offer prompt and reliable services to remove all types of pests from your property and give you a clean environment.

We promise to deliver high-quality spider removal services using environmentally safe practices and methods. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals focus on treating the infestation right from the source, so the chances of the issue reoccurring are minimised.

No matter how big or small the pest infestation problem is, we can handle it well. Our treatments and products are pest specific, so they will likely give you the best results possible while causing no harm to humans or pets.

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If you have seen a few spiders moving on your property freely, there are chances of more hiding in various corners. Contact Tom’s Pest Control professional team to pest inspection your home, complete the treatment, and make it spider-free.


How to Identify a Wolf Spider?

Wolf spiders are large and primarily grey or brown. Their colouration may change depending on the habitat they are in. These creatures have eight eyes, two of which are extremely large, and their eyes glow when the light shines toward them.

Are Wolf Spiders Aggressive?

Wolf spiders like to attack formidable prey like cane toads and other spiders. However, they are not so keen on attacking humans. These creatures are not aggressive; they only bite when they feel threatened.

What Happens When a Wolf Spider Bites?

A bite by a wolf spider may make you feel like a bite by other minor insects. You may get an itchy or sore red mark at the site of the bite. In rare cases, a person may experience a severe allergic reaction to the bite. Symptoms like swelling, itchiness, blistering, a rash around the bite, and breathing problems require immediate medical attention.