The Arizona Desert Blonde Tarantula is probably one of the most misunderstood spiders out there. They get a bad rap just because of their sheer size. They become very active in the summer months when the males start looking for mates. If you ever see about a quarter-sized opening in the ground with silk for a door, you’re probably looking at the home of a Desert Blonde Tarantula. Although these spiders have large fangs that they can bite with, they seldom do. Generally their first line of defense if harassed is to brush small irritating hairs off from their abdomen with their rear legs. These hairs will cause a itchy sensation if you come in contact with them. After a good monsoon rain you can often find these spiders walking on the road surface.