Are Wolf Spiders In Salt Lake City Dangerous?

Wolf Spider crawling on the ground outdoors.

Almost all spiders contain venom in their bites. The good news is that for many spiders, their venom is too weak to severely harm humans. But in the great state of Utah, we are home to many different types of spiders, and, unfortunately, their venom is nothing to mess around with. 

In Salt Lake City, wolf spiders are common. And though their venom isn't fatal, it can be a painful experience, so to find them in your home is a cause for concern. Just because these spiders are common to the area doesn't mean they should be common in your home. If you find just one of these spiders in your house, your best course of action will be to call Salt Lake City pest control professionals to come out and do an inspection to make sure you don't have an infestation.

How To Identify Wolf Spiders 

Though there are different species of spiders in Utah, wolf spiders are some of the large scary spiders found in Salt Lake City. As their name suggests, these spiders have a hairy texture similar to wolves. And because they are of the larger species of spiders, they are quite intimidating to look at, as they grow between 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. 

More notable are their tan bodies with dark brown or black markings, as well as their eyes. Their eyes are uniquely placed with two large eyes on top of four small ones in a horizontal row. Running into this spider in the comfort of your home can make your at-home experience very uncomfortable!

The Dangers Of Wolf Spiders On Your Property

The wolf spider is dangerous to have in or around your home. The venom of this spider isn't deadly but can leave you with a painful and itchy bump accompanied by swelling of your lymph glands and potentially dark discoloration around the affected area. And the thing about spider bites is that you don't know how your body will react until you get bit, and that's not what you want to do. The safer choice is to have an inspection done to prevent possible bites in the first place.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Wolf Spiders

The safest way to get rid of wolf spiders is to have professional pest control services. Here at Pest Pro Pest Control, we have various treatment options for various pests, and because wolf spiders are so common to the area, we know exactly how to treat an infestation. We've done it many times, and we'll treat your home with the same level of care and effective treatments necessary to ensure these spiders are gone for good and stay gone.

How To Keep Wolf Spiders Away From Your Property

To keep wolf spiders away from your property will require some maintenance effort on your part. Let's say we come and treat your house for wolf spiders, and we've completely eradicated them from your home; if you want your home to remain spider-free, you're going to have to do a little work yourself. Follow these preventive tips to maintain a spider-free home:

  • Ensure your window and door screen have no tears or rips.
  • Repair any leaking pipes or faucets.
  • Reduce clutter.
  • Regularly have yard cut.
  • Store food properly in airtight containers.

These preventive tips aren't an arduous task, especially if you do these things regularly anyway, but if you don't, you need to start! Over the course of the year, you're going to encounter pests entering your home, and the best way to keep them away is with regular pest control inspections. Give us a call today to schedule yours.

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