tar167 wrote: I got bitten in July by a wolf spider, I think. It looked horrible and took about two weeks to fade and go away. Nothing systemic or truly harmful. It itched ten times greater than a horsefly or mosquito bite and was hard, scarlett red, and painful at times. It went away on its own thankfully. I think it just depends on how your personally react. Everyone is different. My husband has been bitten before with zero effects.