WOLF SPIDERS don't hunt with webs like other spiders.  Instead, they chase their prey using their fast running ability. These spiders are often big and hairy which alarms some people, but they are primarily nuisance pests.  Wolf Spiders actively hunt during the night and usually rest in sheltered places during the day. They are fast on their feet and pursue prey.  Because of these habits, they are commonly seen by people.

Wolf spiders may enter structures in search of prey. Although they are not inclined to be permanent residents in structures, they often stay once inside. Indoors, wolf spiders tend to remain at or near floor level, especially along walls and under furniture.  Outside, they can be found under stones, landscape timbers, firewood, leaves and other debris.

They feed on a variety of insects.  Wolf spiders can bite, but it's extremely rare to experience a wolf spider bite unprovoked.

COMMON HOUSE ​spider is usually the spider most often encountered indoors. It is a nuisance pest, probably more because of its web than the spider itself.  The house spider is found worldwide and is common throughout the United States and Canada. They randomly select its web locations and creates a tangled web. If a web does not yield prey it is abandoned, another site is selected, and a new web is built. They have a difficult time surviving in modern homes due to low humidity and fewer insects for food. They are more likely to prosper inside structures like garages, sheds, barns and warehouses. Outside, these domestic spiders are often around windows and under eaves, especially near light sources that attract prey

BLACK WIDOW ​spiders are most recognized by their red hour glass shape under their abdomen. This spider gets its name from the popular belief that the female black widow spider eats the male after mating, although this rarely happens.  Black widows are poisonous when ingested during the first 17 days of their life. They are active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, but they can survive lower temperatures with the right conditions. Outdoors, black widow spiders commonly live in protected areas like under stones and in firewood piles. They are often found in barns, outhouses and sheds. Indoors, they prefer cluttered areas of garages, basements and crawl spaces.