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Where do spiders come from?


Daddy-long-legs are known to appear out of nowhere on the ceiling of your house, but where do they actually come from? A popular belief is that they enter through the window – but house spiders are actually made to live in our homes. Daddy-long-legs are a Mediterran­ean species, used to the warmer temperatur­e of our homes. As Autumn settles in, they’re likely to multiply, as it is their mating season – expect male spiders to be crawling around your house, looking for love. The phenomenon is normal: “even the cleanest, smallest house will have a good 20 to 40 spiders,” stated entomologi­st and self-proclaimed “bug man” Richard Jones to the BBC. But if you get rid of them by throwing them out window, they won’t settle in your garden: instead, they are more likely to move in with your neighbours!

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