Serving Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex County
As I was treating the crawl space, I began inspecting the fireplace. As soon as I peaked my head inside I was face to face with a dotted wolf spider.
Dotted wolf spiders look similar to wolf spiders except they have a distinctive spotted pattern of dark spots on the yellowish-tan underside of their abdomen and a solid brown stripe running down the middle of their abdomen.
These are athletic spiders that don't spin webs to catch their prey, but instead, they run it down like a wolf.
They typically hunt during the night and rest in sheltered places during the day. They'll enter structures in search of prey and tend to remain at or near floor level, especially along walls and under furniture.
I applied a residual application directly onto the spider, which will quickly eliminate it. I also noticed a few gaps throughout the crawl space and sealed them up with a waterproof adhesive to prevent any future pest intrusions.
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