- Scientific name: Lycosidae
- Named for their wolf-like hunting methods
- Are hunting spiders that do not rely on webs to catch prey
- Can live up to eleven years if in the right environment
- Blackish grey or tannish brown color
- Sometimes with a light tan stripe going from their head to the tip of their abdomen
- Covered in small hairs
- Average body length of an inch with a leg span of two or more inches
- Have eight large eyes
Mannerisms of Wolf Spiders
- Ambush prey from burrows or chase after them for short distances
- Females carry their egg sacs with them and they usually contain about twenty to thirty spiderlings
- A female will carry her newborn children on her back until they molt
- Live in silk spun burrows or under rocks
- Their bite is not dangerous, but can cause mild pain, swelling, and itchiness.
- Glue traps are an effective pest control method as these spiders move around a lot.
- Installing screens over vents and crawlspaces can impede their entering homes.
- Refrain from using outdoor lights frequently as they attract the insects wolf spiders prey on.