Romance Is In The Air!
As the colder months approach, some little creatures invade our houses to keep warm and dry. Many of these creatures go completely unnoticed, but some scare us to death.
Are you one off the thousands of people who are afraid of spiders?
Spiders invade our houses at this time of year, very year, they walk around our skirting boards, find their way into our baths but why now?
The reason they're more active in autumn is because it's mating time. For the next few weeks at least 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. The spiders in our homes are male spiders searching for a mate.
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.
The best way to capture your spiders is with a piece of paper and a cup to carry them outside where they have more chance of finding a mate.
“so be brave and capture your spiders and release them outside they can’t kill you” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.