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It’s Time For The Spider Invasion!



It’s that time of year again when spiders invade our homes. In October each year spiders decend on us and a wave of fear sweeps through the UK.   Spine-chilling screams can be heard from bathrooms and lounges up and down the land. 

Are you one off the thousands of people who are afraid of spiders?

The fact is, these spiders and more, will probably have been living in your house all year.  It's just that now they are mature and fully grown, they have become more noticeable, and they are much more active.

The reason they're more active in autumn is because it's mating time.  For the next few weeks there's going to be plenty of them scurrying across the carpet, or falling into the bath tub as they rush around in search of a partner.

Don’t try picking the spider up in your hands as all spiders can and will bite (just like humans).  If they didn't bite they'd go hungry.  But garden spiders won't bite people unless they're provoked or feel threatened or trapped.  People who have experienced the bite say the vemon makes the area around the bite go red, feel tingly, numb and a bit itchy, but it's not life-threatening.

So try catching your spiders with a piece of card and a glass and then release them outside.  They do have a role in life so don’t kill them.


“so be brave and capture your spiders and release them outside they can’t kill you” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.


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