Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

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Cheiracanthium spp.
How to Identify a Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are small to very large in size and have a unique eye pattern. Females carry egg sacs on spinnerets and spiderlings on their back. 

Where Do They Come From

Wolf spiders are solitary wandering hunts and are not found in webs. They can be found in ornamental plantings, turf grass, under objects, woodpiles, in mulch, etc. 

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Are They Dangerous

Wolf spiders are not known to be a health hazard and should be considered beneficial. They can be a nuisance when they mistakenly enter buildings.

Learn more by reading our blog post: Utah Spiders: Guide to Identification and Prevention.






Diurnal, meaning they are awake during the day

Tips & Tricks

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How To Keep Wolf Spiders Away

  • Minimize their harborage around the property.
  • Seal exterior cracks and crevices to reduce hiding places.
  • Install tight-fitting door sweeps and window screens.
  • Change exterior lighting to sodium vapor or yellow bulbs.
  • Regularly vacuum individuals.
  • Reduce clutter indoors and outdoors.
  • Reduce insects that serve as food. 
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About Wolf Spiders in Utah

  • Wolf spiders do not use webs to capture their prey but instead actively hunt their prey.
  • Wolf spiders come in many different sizes from very small spiders to so large they often get mistaken as tarantulas.
  • Female wolf spiders can sometimes be seen carrying their young on their abdomen.
  • Unlike most spiders, wolf spiders are active in the day and therefore more noticeable.

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How To Control

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.


Our Approach to Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Driven By Science. Lead By Service.

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Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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