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Guide to common house spiders

Who’s in your house? 

Several spiders enjoy our home comforts. Most of us have seen them wandering our walls, webbing up the corners or waiting for a lift out of the bath.

Their influx into our homes in the autumn often excites media reports, but none of them are actually dangerous. 

Common house spiders

Common house spiders

Instead, they do a service by controlling undesirable household bugs. This helpful guide introduces the most common spider species you might encounter.