What kind of spider

Asked August 31, 2016, 8:04 AM EDT

I found this spider in my house. What kind is it and how to get rid of it?

Tompkins County New York

1 Response

It is a wolf spider. They normally live outside but during cool, raining weather or very hot, dry weather they try for protective places.
A glass jar and a piece of cardboard or paper can be used to capture the animal and it can then be places outside. You might want to look at the bottoms of your exterior doors to see if there is space for them to get in. If so, put door sweeps on them. This will minimize the chances of many different invertebrates entering you home at this time of year.