Wolf spiders are commonly found in Kansas. They are large hairy spiders,
up to 3-4 inches across. They are a mottled gray-brown color, which
helps them hide in sand, gravel, leaves and other debris. Female wolf
spiders carry their young on their backs. Except for one group, wolf
spiders do not spin webs. They tend to burrow into the earth and hide.
They are aggressive, come after their prey and are fast runners. Because
of their impressive size and aggressiveness, wolf spiders can easily incite
Bites from a wolf spider can cause pain, redness and swelling. The large
jaws/fangs can cause a tear in the skin as they bite. Swollen lymph glands
may develop. The skin area at the bite may turn black. Swelling and pain
can last up to ten days.
Haley Pest Control offers Pest Control and Termite Control in Lawrence, KS and in
Topeka, Kansas, Baldwin, Eudora, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, Leawood, Shawnee
Mission, Stanley, Ottawa, Kansas City, Basehor, Linwood, Tonganoxie, Mclouth,
and Perry-Lecompton. We offer Pest Management and Exterminator services for the
following counties: Douglas, Johnson, Jefferson, Franklin, Shawnee, Wyandotte
and Leavenworth, KS.