Every fall, the wolf spider shows up. In our front yard. The front porch. The garden. She's after the fall's crickets, as they slow down and become easier and easier prey in the cool evenings. And while the wolf spider has such unfriendly traits as, "will inject venom freely if provoked," and "has an acute sense of touch," we welcome her every fall because of the devastating impact she has on crickets, cockroaches, and stinkbugs.
So if you see one of these furry giants outside your home, let her be. Big girl's hungry!