Wolf spiders are active hunters that do not produce a prey capture web. They may make a silk-lined retreat in soil, under rocks, or in other protected sites. Most are grey or brown, and some are quite large, including the giant wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) and some burrowing wolf spiders (Geolycosa spp.), which are commonly mistaken for tarantulas. Smaller species somewhat resemble funnel web spiders.
Wolf spiders occasionally enter homes, particularly in areas of new development where their habitat was disturbed. They are normally shy and not dangerous to humans, although large species can bite.
If you do find signs of an infestation, contact us promptly. Experts from Hepius will be able to inspect your home, confirm the species and execute the necessary treatment.