Wolf Spiders are hairy, brownish-grey in color with dark lines on their backs, and three rows of eyes. Eight eyes in total: two large eyes with two smaller eyes above them, and four smaller eyes under them. As scary as they look, Wolf spiders run away when disturbed. These spiders aren’t a medical threat, but bites can cause reactions in some people.
Wolf spiders differ from most spiders, because they don’t spin webs to catch prey. They’re predatory spiders who roam at night hunting for food. Their food consists ofearwigs, ants, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, roaches and other spiders. (Some species of wolf spiders do build tunnel web retreats/burrows.) Wolf spiders do carry their egg sacs around with them. They attach their egg sack to the underside of their bellies.
Wolf spiders are active all year round, and often seen indoors during cooler months: running along walls, in corners, by doors, windows, house plants, and in garages.
Wolf Spiders are common household invaders that are often mistaken for brown recluse spiders. We have tons of Wolf Spiders in Arizona especially in the Valley as Wolf Spiders blend in with the desert landscape.
If you find that your home in Arizona is in need of Wolf Spider removal please call Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today!