Most people don’t want any spiders hanging around their home, but BIG spiders are even worse. Wolf Spiders are some of the most common spiders found in Arkansas, and they are some of the largest as well. Even though they’re pretty low on the scale as far as aggressiveness and venom intensity, their large size strikes fear in the heart of many.
The Wolf Spider has some unique traits that are not common in most spider species. What they are commonly known for is the fact that they hunt their prey on the ground instead of spinning a web to wait and catch prey there. Wolf Spiders actually aren’t that bad to have around because they hunt and feed off of many other unwanted pests that you don’t want hanging around in your yard. They are non-aggressive and do not bite unless provoked, and when they do bite, their venom is not lethal and will commonly cause temporary swelling, mild pain, and itching.