Wolf Spiders on the loose in Pickering Brook!
Check out this awesome photograph our technician Lee snapped while completing a termite inspection in Pickering Brook last week. The photograph is of a female Wolf Spider carrying her young. Spiders in Perth are common at all times of the year.
The bite of a Wolf Spider is poisonous but not lethal. Although non-aggressive, they bite freely if provoked and should be considered dangerous. The bite can be painful. First aid and medical attention should be sought as soon as possible – particularly to children.
Area of Distribution
An adult is 15mm – 30mm in body length – mottled grey to brown in colour, with a distinct Union Jack impression on it;s back. The females carry their young on their backs.
The Wolf Spider is generally a ground dweller, with a burrow retreat. They have a roving nocturnal lifestyle to hunt their prey and can move very rapidly when disturbed. Commonly found around the home, in garden areas with a silk lined burrow, sometimes with a lid or covered by leaf litter.
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