Huge sex-crazed spiders with fangs invading homes looking to mate and lay eggs
Huge sex-crazed spiders the size of your hand are set to invade Brit homes looking for a partner.
The eight-legged creepy crawlies can have a colossal leg span of 10cm – and are looking to reproduce.
The male house spiders will be on the prowl for a female and will be seeking out warm, dry spots inside our homes.
Mating season for the fanged sex-hungry beasties spans from August to September, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
Arachnophobic Brits will be on standby as they can expect to see more of the long-legged creatures hiding out in cupboards, garages and sheds – and they are fast.
Leading ecologist Dr Chris Terrell-Nield of Nottingham Trent University said the creepy creatures can "do zero to 60 in one second”.
He said house spiders can look “imposing” and terrify people with the way they move.
He told the Nottinghamshire Live: “The spider that is coming into houses at the moment is the house spider and it is one of Britain's biggest spiders.
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“The males are up to 10cm across the leg span and can be the size of your hand – that is the top range but it can be two thirds of that size.
"The size is down to how much they have eaten.
"They are not dangerous but they can give you a nip.
"They have biting fangs.
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"These things have been breeding and started their life span in the spring.
"This time of the year, August and September, the male spiders have the urge to mate and start wandering and looking for females.
"When they find them they mate and she lays eggs and the male usually dies."
He said the other common spider people will find in homes is the daddy long leg spider, which has "enormous legs" and a pea-shaped body.
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They are also not dangerous and like to create webs in the corners of people's homes.
The final one is the cross spider, which you will find in your garden.
They might be tricky to be spot but on a cool morning the dew forming on the web can be visible on bushes and plants.
He said: "Spiders do an incredible service for us because they eat vast quantities of flies. The reason people are frightened of them is because the way they move.
"They will be still and not do anything and then you look away and they have gone.
"They can do zero to 60 in one second and people lose track of where they have gone.
"They are rather alien and we do not have a connection with them. They look imposing. It is the same reaction when people see a mouse.
"But we are far more dangerous to them than they are to us. They come inside because it is warm and dry in houses so it is attractive to them."
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