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Influx of spiders in UK homes

The reason why there is an increase of spiders appearing in people’s’ home is because it is mating season from September until October, the BBC reports.

UK (Next Media) – The reason why there is an increase of spiders appearing in people’s’ home is because it is mating season from September until October, the BBC reports.

Professor Adam Hart, an entomologist who conducted research on the behavior pattern of spiders and how they are affected during different seasons, found that 82% of the spiders seen in houses are male.

He explained female spiders are usually seen in webs formed in garages or window sills while the male spiders generally wander around looking for a dry place to mate.

Professor Hart suggested keeping doors and windows closed and keeping the house clean to deter spiders.


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  • Mating
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