Spiders: Why are there more in your house at the moment?

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Spiders - love 'em or hate 'em, there's a good chance there's a few in your house.

September to mid October is known as spider season in the UK as lots of the creatures come into people's houses looking for mates.

They often head indoors to escape the chilly weather. So what should you do if you see one in the house and want to put it outside safely?

Read on to get some advice and top facts from spider expert, Simon Garrett, from Bristol Zoo.

How to get one out of your bedroom!

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How to get a spider out of your bedroom!

Not everyone's a massive spider fan, and when there's a hairy arachnid poised above your bed when you're about to turn out the light, sometimes you've just got to send them packing!

So if you've ever wondered what's the best way to get rid of the critters - without hurting them - Simon's got the top technique on spider removal in this video.

Spiders are important part of the ecosystem and help reduce the number of flying insects.They are amazing architects who build complex webs to catch their prey.

Top spider facts!
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Top spider facts with spider expert Simon Garrett

Fascinated by them and want to find out more? Watch the video above to get these amazing facts.

  • The most venomous spider found in the UK - you might be surprised!
  • How spiders use their blood, not muscles to move their legs
  • How long they live - the record-holder lived for 33 years
  • How big they can grow - the size of a dinner plate!
  • And there's a spider that looks like a bird poo.

What do you think of spiders? Have you seen more in your house lately? Let us know in the comments.

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