Huge sex-crazed spiders are invading British homes - and setting off burglar alarms

Rob Waugh

Don’t panic, arachnophobes – but we’re just going into ‘spider season’, and spiders up to four inches wide could be creeping out all over your house.

And they only have one thing on their minds: sex.

Male spiders come out of hiding in your home (where they’ve actually been all summer), in search of the fairer sex – and it can be very alarming.

Andrew Taylor in Heywood, Greater Manchester told the Manchester Evening news that he encountered a spider so massive it set off his burglar alarm.


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Steve McGrail, from Pro-Kill Environmental, said in an interview last year, ‘The male spiders come out the woodwork during this time of year as it is breeding season and they are searching for female spiders.

‘They are actually there in the home at other times of year but they are hidden away – under the floor, in the attic, in the basement. If you find them, it’s pretty much impossible to rid your house of them.

‘They may disappear for a period of time, but other spiders will come in their place. The best thing to do if you find them is put them in a shed – it’s a case of out of sight, out of mind . If you put them outside they are likely to die.’