Looking for love!

It’s spider season, when you’ll typically see the eight-legged critters suddenly dart across your living room floor out of the corner of your eye, while you’re minding your own business watching television!

But did you know they’re actually just out and about looking for love!

Head of Education and Conservation, Jack Williams, said: “The spiders you’ll see in your homes at this time of year will usually be male house spiders, who can be quite large. But they’re not harmful, they’re just actively looking for a female to mate with.”

Spiders live in our homes and gardens all year round, earning their keep by providing free pest control, but they become more visible during the colder months when they leave their hiding places in the hunt for romance. It’s an ill-fated quest though, as the males die soon after mating.