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Are there more spiders this year and are they bigger?

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It's usual to spot spiders inside the house around autumn time, but are there more around this year, and are they bigger than usual?

Jenny went along to meet one family in the north of England who've had quite a few eight-legged visitors.

They're even keeping one as their pet.

Vanessa from Bugslife, a conservation charity, went along too, to talk about what you should do if you spot a spider, and why they are so important.