Wolf spider

6715.      I found it outside, already dead. I had the house spider sprayed. Curious to know what kind it is. Thanks! Hagersville, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 6715.  This is a wolf spider (family Lycosidae) These are active hunters that do not spin a capture web and sometimes accidentally get indoors while searching for prey. They are not dangerous to humans and should be allowed to go about their business of pest control. When we find them in our house, we escort them outside.