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Wolf Spider found in Sydney backyard

Wolf Spider Sydney
Wolf Spider Sydney

 

Wolf Spider found in Sydney

 

Last week I was outside playing with our dog and kids when I noticed these really big holes in my lawn. Naturally I was curious to know what made these holes. Upon closer inspection I found out that the holes actually had wolf spiders in them. Yelling out to the kids to take the dog and themselves inside while I frantically called one of our technicians to come out and treat our lawns for wolf spiders.

 

Wolf Spider Sydney
Wolf Spider Sydney

 

So what is a wolf spider and where do they live?

 

Wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider and will make burrows in your lawn or garden bedding. Wolf spiders are also known as wanders and will often go wandering throughout the night in search of a mating partner or a new home. Although wolf spiders are not poisonous as such it can lead to a nasty bite. If you are allergic to their venom it is highly recommended that you seek medical attention straight away.

 

Wolf Spider found in Sydney

 

Wolf Spider Sydney
Wolf Spider Sydney

 

What is involved in a wolf spider treatment?

 

Firstly the Redline Pest Control technician that comes out to your  home will inspect all areas both at the front and the back checking for any holes that may be on your lawns or garden bedding, the will check all areas that are very leafy and if you have wood debris on your property. As the technician is inspecting what he has found he will then spot treat those holes as he moves onto the next hole. Once the technician has spot treated the affected areas he will then blanket spray the lawns for any holes that may have been missed or for wolf spiders that may have escaped the spot treating.

 

As wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider it is difficult to eradicate as your neighbours could possibly have these spiders on their lawns and could potentially reinfest your lawns if they don’t treat their lawns.

 

Wolf Spider Sydney
Wolf Spider Sydney

 

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Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney
Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

What are Wolf spiders and what do Wolf spiders look like?

 

Wolf spiders are a common spider throughout Australia and come from the Lycosidae family.

Wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider and will either go on the hunt for their prey or will wait patiently for their prey to pass by their burrow.

 

So what do Wolf spiders eat?

 

The Wolf spiders diet is crickets, grass hoppers, ants, smaller spiders, small lizards, small birds and mice.

Wolf spiders got their name by hunting down their prey like wolves do but that is as far as it goes by being similar to a wolf.

Wolf spiders have eight eyes and legs with a robust body. Depending on the species of Wolf spiders colour will vary from dark brown to grey with either orange or black markings on their abdomen.

Wolf spiders spend most of their time in solitary and you will generally only see more than one if they are mating.

When Wolf spiders mate the male Wolf spider will wave its pedipalps in order to gain the female Wolf spider’s attention.

After a Wolf spider mates the female Wolf spider will carry her young until they are old enough to fend for themselves.

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney
Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

 

How do you treat Wolf spiders?

 

Externally:

 

Redline Pest Control will comb over your front and back lawn spot treating and holes that the Wolf spider has made. Once the technician has spot treated the lawns he will then blanket spray both lawns as sometimes a hole may have been missed.

 

Internally:

 

If you have Wolf spiders internally Redline Pest Control will use smoke bombs to eradicate the Wolf spiders.

Now depending on the size of your home smoke bombs will vary. In saying that a standard size home will usually have between three to six smoke bombs.

Once the smoke bombs have been let off you are unable to enter your premises for around four hours.

We ask you to open the doors and windows for a further half an hour before entering your premises.

 

 

If you suspect that you have Wolf spiders call us today for a free no obligation quote.