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Why sex-crazed spiders are invading Brit homes and how to keep them out with easy hacks

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spider invasion is well under way.Over the next few weeks, sightings of eight-legged creepy crawlies in British homes will become much more common.

That's because every autumn, usually in late September and early October, millions of spiders head indoors as the weather changes, with temperatures dropping and rainfall increasing. READ MORE: Easy £2 hack to spider-proof home as critters prepare to invade homes this autumnWhat's more, they're likely to be hornier than usual too, and most will be on the hunt for partners to mate with, so the females can lay their eggs before winter.Experts say people should let spiders in, but for those who really can't stand the little critters there are a few simple things they can do to keep them out.Here, we tell you everything you need to know about the UK spider invasion, from which types you could see and those that could bite to simple ways to spider-proof your home.

It's not what those with a phobia of spiders will want to hear, but there are more than 650 different species in the UK. The good news, though, is that only 12 of those species are venomous enough to cause any harm.

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