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What kind of spider has a big black body with long red legs?

Question: What kind of spider has a big black body with long red legs?

ANSWER: I think what you may have are wolf spiders (Family: Lycosidae). Without a specimen, it is hard to determine the true identification. These spiders are usually large and ”hairy” (their legs will have long hairs on them). These spiders are coming to your house searching for food, insects. Call your local Orkin Branch Office for a thorough inspection of your home conducted by a highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist. A customized, scientifically proven treatment protocol will be developed to take care of these issues.

Read more on wolf spiders and general spider control by clicking on these links.

 

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