Omaha Wolf spiders are very large and frightening looking spiders that love moving into people’s homes. They aren’t aggressive or dangerous spiders, but they are scary and they may bite when provoked. It is also possible for them to spread bacteria and even viruses around your home. Here’s how you can inspect your home and get them out for good.
Check The Exterior And Interior Of Your Omaha Home
Start by inspecting your yard for areas where wolf spiders may hide, such as under logs, in dark areas, and in cluttered spots. Next, you need to inspect the exterior of your home for areas where a wolf spider could sneak inside, including cracks in pipes, windows, and in areas no larger than a quarter. Wolf spiders are experts at using spots like this to break into your home.
Now you need to perform the same process in your home by finding areas where they may be hiding and cracks which they could have used to get into your home. Start by checking in your basement and moving all the way up to the roof. Wolf spiders in Omaha prefer dark and damp areas, such as your basement, making it a good idea to start there.
Once you’ve finished this simple examination process, call a professional to have these cracks sealed up. This will do a lot to prevent wolf spiders from getting in, but will also prevent the ones you’re trying to kill from getting out.
It is also important to take the time to fully identify potential hiding spots. This process will be discussed in more depth below, but make sure to wear heavy rubber gloves while inspecting for wolf spiders. Their bite, while not fatal, does hurt, though they are more likely to flee than bite if they see you.
Finding And Eliminating Hiding Spots
First of all, it is important to know that wolf spiders are hunting spiders, not webbing spiders. This means they roam the ground to find food to eat rather than build nests in high areas.
As a result, you should look for hiding areas that are located on your floor, such as small cracks in the walls or cluttered areas of your home. For example, you might end up coming across wolf spiders in a stack of old newspapers in your basement.
Areas that are full of sunlight are anathema to wolf spiders, who prefer living in the dark. You’re likely to find them in empty plant potters, grills, and even under large stone statuary.
Large television shelves are also a popular hiding place for wolf spiders, as are bookshelves and other areas where a lot of clutter might be located.
Bedrooms and other living areas aren’t as heavily populated, though wolf spiders do often end up hiding under large and rarely used couches. Make sure to sweep and vacuum under any furniture in your home to get these spiders out of your home.
Look For Remnants Of Silk
Although wolf spiders don’t build nests, they do have a gland that can produce web silk. This is typically used to create egg sacs that female wolf spider use to carry around their young. However, it is often used to line their hiding areas to make them more warm.
Try to find areas that contain this remnant silk. This will help make it easier for you to spot where wolf spiders are hiding in your home and give your spider control expert a focus for their treatment method.
If you suspect that your home is infested with wolf spiders and you want them out, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
We will work hard to find where the wolf spiders are hiding in your home and find a treatment solution that will get them out of your home for good.