Wolf spiders range in size from 1/4 of an inch to 2 inches and are covered in hair. Their bite can cause redness and swelling as well as pain around the bite site. For the most part, wolf spiders are actually beneficial to have in your garden because they are excellent hunters and will help control insect populations. Sometimes their numbers can get out of hand. This is how you naturally get rid of wolf spiders.
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Things you need
- Outdoor caulk sealant
- Spider traps
- Eco-Exempt D Dust
Get rid of any excess plants, weeds or ivy that is growing right up against your house. Wolf spiders are attracted to this and like to make their nests among shrubs and plants.
Clean the inside of your home as well. If wolf spiders were to make their way inside of your home, they are likely to be more comfortable if there are stacks of clothes, books or other junk lying around. Cleaning up will give wolf spiders less places to hide.
Go around your house with some outdoor caulk sealant. Find any cracks or holes in windows, doorways or your home's foundation. Seal them up to prevent wolf spiders from entering your home.
Place some spider traps in the corners of your home. These are non-toxic and attract spiders, trapping them so they die of starvation.
Spread some Eco-Exempt D Dust around your garden. This is an all natural pesticide that is great for getting rid of spiders and other pests.
Getting Rid of Wolf Spiders
Tips and warnings
- Be careful when handling or going near wolf spiders. They will bite if they feel provoked.