We've all been there.

You're sat watching TV, it's dark outside, and you're just about to enjoy a cuppa when... you spot it.

Eight legs, beady eyes, scurrying across your carpet - it's the invasion of the spiders!

Lots of you have sent in pictures of huge spiders you've found in your homes.

You can see a video of spiders snapped by Daily Mirror readers below - if you dare!

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Click below to see some of Huddersfield's biggest spiders - as spotted by you

And while some people don't mind our eight-legged friends, for others, they're terrifying.

Here's five ways to send spiders back into the great outdoors:

  1. The classic cup and glass method - Probably the most popular method for getting rid of incy wincy, and all you need is a cup or glass and bit of card. Simply pop the glass/cup over the spider, gently slide the card underneath it (taking care not to trap any spider legs!) and transport the spider outside before setting him free. All you need to do now is work up the courage to approach it!
  2. Web removal - Sometimes our eight-legged housemates like to weave a web in our houseplants - and if you do happen to spot a spider hanging out on its web, there's an easy way to send it packing. Break off the leaves/twigs/shoots the web is constructed between, and, holding the web in tact), take the spider outside. No more web, and no more spider!
  3. The tapping method - A good way to stop spiders squirming in transit, apparently. Gently ease push the spider into a dustpan, then lightly tap the underside of the dustpan while carrying spidey outside. The vibrations stop the spider from moving, meaning you're less likely to scream and throw the dustpan, and spider, in the air.
  4. The nudging method - If your spider is already near a window, or doorway, gently encourage it to get some fresh air. You can use your hand, a ruler, a stick - anything you can gently use to give the spider a nudge towards freedom. Be gentle - if you're subtle enough, he might even think it's his own idea.
  5. The emergency method: For those who freeze at the sight of a spider: 1) Call your mum/dad/boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/brother/sister/anyone who isn't as terrified as you. 2) Make clear that there is a spider in the house (screaming "It's huge, it's going to eat me!" usually does it) and that if it's not removed immediately, you will faint. 3) Squeal as your rescuer comes round, probably armed with a glass and piece of card, and does the dirty work. 4) Watch the spider be released outside and pray it doesn't turn around and come straight back in. 5) Take some deep breaths, thank your rescuer, and be glad the whole sorry affair is over.

According to the experts, we see more spiders at this time of year because male spiders are out and about looking for a mate.

We want to crown Huddersfield's biggest spider - share your pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter (@Examiner) or email to Samantharobinson@trinitymirror.com.