Before you wonder about wolf spiders getting into your bed, you should get an overall idea about their friendly nature.
Wolf spiders may look dangerous or terrifying, but they are some cute little spiders not interested in you and will never bite unless provoked. Even if they bite, they are harmless.
They are more like a pet cat, which has the capability to bite, but won’t if you play cool with it.
So, If you have bugs and insects roaming freely in or around your bed, then yes, wolf spiders will definetly climb into your bed. Else, they are unlikely to get into your bed.
The tiny hairs on their bodies that sense vibrations and excellent eyesight will keep them away from predators. And we humans produce many vibrations from breathing, snoozing, and heartbeats.
A wolf spider will prefer a dark spot, mainly on the ground or up top near the ceiling, where it can pray without being disturbed.
Why it’s unlikely for a wolf spider to end up in your bed?
Here are a few reasons why it’s unlikely for a wolf spider to end up in your bed. I am also going to explain each of them here in its concerning heading.
1. Wolf spiders prefer staying on the ground
Unlike other spiders, wolf spiders do not make webs to catch their prey. Instead, the wolf spider will catch its prey itself. The habit of wolf spiders has earned them the surname of “Wolf.”
Since they don’t make webs, they prefer staying on the ground to have higher chances of catching prey.
This makes it very unlikely for wolf spiders to get into your bed.
2. Pouncing on prey
Wolf spiders pounce on their prey, and for that, they need to hide somewhere on the ground.
Most species of wolf spiders will hide in ground burrows which they dig themselves to nest in and get a better chance of hunting down their prey.
They will wait inside the ground hole for an insect to show up and will attack as soon as they sense any moment.
This very reason for pouncing on prey makes them at a disadvantage for getting into a bed, where there are almost no insects, not a permanent place to hide and have a chance to feed.
They can hide under your bedsheet, but those spots keep changing every night when you use your bed. So it’s unlikely for them to opt for your bed to get into attack position so they can hunt down other insects.
3. Lack of Insects near and around your bed
We generally keep our beds neat and clean. At least there are no free-roaming insects.
Bed bugs are an exception but are usually hidden, too slow and small to attract a wolf spider.
This very reason for the lack of insects will keep wolf spiders away as they are not seeking new spots all the time, and they don’t like wandering here and there.
4. Wolf spiders don’t live in packs
So, unlike cockroaches and other pests, wolf spiders don’t live together or make nests all around your house.
When a wolf spider lays eggs, it will keep them attached to its body. Once they hatch, the mother will keep the spiderlings on her back till they are large enough to prey on themselves.
Once they grow, they will spread across and stay away from each other as much as possible.
In turn, they leave the vicinity altogether in search of new spots. So, there is more space for a single spider to live and hunt, making them highly unlikely to end up in your bed.
What If a Wolf Spider Climbs on your bed?
Ok, so there is still a slight possibility of a wolf spider climbing into your bed. If it happens, all you need to do is, stay calm. Don’t panic. He will be more afraid then you and can bite back if provoked.
All you need to do is slowly get out of your bed and locate its current position. Once you know that, you need to throw a thin piece of cloth over it and gently pick it up into it.
Once you are sured its inside the piece of fabric, take it outside your home and jerk off to let it go. Don’t kill it.
Incase, you don’t want all of the hassale, you can get rid of it by spraying any insecticide spray on it which will kill it instantly.
You can also use an hairspray to kill it.
Does a Wolf Spider Bite?
Wolf spiders are not aggressive, but they do have the capability to bite. They generally don’t threaten people but can bite if they feel attacked or in danger.
Their bite is not poisonous but painful. The venom can be allergic to certain people. A wolf spider bite may result in mild pain, swelling, or itchiness. The pain will go away quickly, but the swelling and itchiness can take a few days to heal.
Will wolf spiders chase you?
Wolf spiders are nocturnal insects, and they generally stay hidden during the daytime and come out at night. This generally highlights their nature to stay away from threats rather than having an attacking nature.
Wolf spiders chase their prey, but they try to remain away from a threat. For example, a wolf spider won’t bite humans unless they feel unsafe and are provoked.
However, if you have a pet wolf spider and feel safe around people, you may find it chasing you.
What attracts wolf spiders in the house?
Wolf spiders don’t live in groups or infest homes as a colony. They will mainly end up in your homes while they keep searching for insects.
If you are home, provide them that found a source in your home or around + a quiet and undisturbed place, and they will stay there. Waste food in your home, like scattered crums, will also attract spiders.
Can wolf spiders jump?
Wolf spiders have long muscular legs that help them jump, especially when catching prey. But, in general, wolf spiders don’t keep jumping from place to place as a form of mobility like a Jumping Spider.
If a wolf spider is at a height and needs to come down quickly, it will jump
Where do wolf spiders live in your house?
Wolf spiders like to remain untouched and in a quiet place. Further, these spiders are very flexible and hide in tight spots like around doors and windows, under houseplants, closets, cellars, garages, above cabinets, under or behind furniture, etc. You will also find them in storerooms, basements, or dark and humid spots.