Most of the time house spiders
live in the cracks between wall spaces, cellars, and so on, and you don't see them.
Giant house spiders
commonly enter UK homes at this time of year.
The Australian spider fauna has been divided into 15 different common name groups--Orb-weavers, Swift spiders, Net-casting spiders, House spiders
, Slender sac spiders, Ground spiders, White Tails, Prowlers, Jumpers, Redback spiders and relatives, Crab spiders, Mouse spiders, Australian Funnelwebs, Spiny Trapdoors and finally Australian Tarantulas.
He added: "Giant house spiders
are the Golden Retrievers of the spider world, because they are much less shy than their relatives.
FIRST there was the warning about giant house spiders
and now billions of daddy longlegs are set to hatch out this autumn in a "boom of food" for wildlife.
While they do feed on house spiders
, both types of spiders are essential for keeping down pests in the home.
In the case of the spider images, the pictorial stimuli were chosen because they reflected a range of spiders, some of which were common house spiders
, some highly poisonous, and the rest unknown.
And these insects make up the staple diet of big house spiders
Adam Hart of Gloucestershire University said it had been a "good year" for house spiders
so numbers would be high this autumn.
I'M NOT an arachnophobe and I'm not scared of mice, so the news that an army of giant house spiders
said to be as big as mice is apparently on the march into North Wales homes doesn't scare me.
Giant House Spiders
are on the lookout for a warm, dry place to mate, and have set their sights on houses - with each female giving birth to at least 60 spiderlings at a time.
This is the time of year when house spiders
start coming indoors because the temperatures are dropping, so you may see more of them around and they can be larger.