Help! Wolf Spiders Are All Over My Omaha Home

Wolf Spider in a living room.

Many people know that spiders like the black widow and brown recluse are dangerous, but are uncertain about wolf spiders. The name sounds scary, but are they actually a harmless spider? They are bigger than normal spiders, but thankfully, they do not pose any significant risk to people. You still don't want to see a wolf spider in your home, so when you're looking for reliable pest control in Omaha, contact Beeline Pest Control to keep your home pest-free.

How To Identify Wolf Spiders In Omaha

Knowing what different types of spiders look like is useful when trying to identify a spider in your home. All spiders have eight legs, a thorax, and an abdomen, but there are many different sizes, colors, and markings that can make identifying the different types of spiders difficult.

The common spiders in Nebraska that you can find include:

  • Orb-weaver spiders
  • Grass spiders
  • Garden spiders
  • Wolf spiders
  • Black widow spiders
  • Brown recluse spiders

Many of these common spiders in Nebraska are very slender and small, but wolf spiders can be easily identified because they are much larger. These spiders are darker with some paler marking, but they are notoriously big and hairy, coming in between ¼ of an inch and 1 ⅜ of an inch. Wolf spiders also do not construct webs, so if a spider in your house has a web, it's likely not a wolf spider.

The Dangers Of Wolf Spiders On Your Property

One of the main reasons why identifying the spiders on your property is so important is that different types of spiders can pose very different dangers. Many spiders are not venomous, but some spiders like black widows and brown recluses are, and you should seek medical attention if you think you have been bitten by one. 

Wolf spiders are not your common house spider, but they are thankfully not dangerous. Like all spiders though, you may not want them on your property. Wolf spiders chase their prey instead of trapping them in webs or paralyzing them with venom, but even without webs, they can be a considerable nuisance in your home. 

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Wolf Spiders

The safest way to get rid of spiders in your home is by contacting the professionals at Beeline Pest Control. We know how to get rid of spiders naturally as well as with traditional pest control methods. We will inspect the entirety of your property, spraying all around the foundation as well as baseboards, corners, and the perimeter of your yard, setting up a barrier to stop these pests from coming back.

How To Keep Wolf Spiders Away From Your Home

The best way to get rid of spiders naturally is to keep them away in the first place, and that can be done through a variety of preventive measures. Some of the best ways to keep wolf spiders away are to:

  • Seal spaces around your property like cracks and holes with a silicone-based caulk.
  • Remove excess vegetation like dead trees and leaves from your yard.
  • Weatherstrip around your windows and doors.
  • Keep your outdoor areas free of food and crumbs.
  • Turn off lights regularly to keep other insects from coming into your home.

These methods will help stop spiders before they even come into your home. To keep them away for good, contact Beeline Pest Control to keep your home pest-free and safe.

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