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'Why are there so many spiders in my house?' We've got the answer - and send us your spider pictures so we can crown Huddersfield's biggest!

You'll see more spiders scurrying about at this time of year, as males look for a mate - have you spotted any in your home?

Steve Maw/Flickr We're looking for Huddersfield's biggest spiders
We're looking for Huddersfield's biggest spiders

The weather's getting cooler, the days are getting shorter - and more eight legged friends are appearing in our homes!

According to the experts, this time of year is when you see more spiders scurry about - from under your sofa, lurking in dark corners, or popping up in your shed.

According to the British Arachnological Society, they've been there all year - but you notice them more in autumn because the male spiders venture out from their hidey holes to look for a mate.

Press officer Lawrence Bee said: "They're hidden away in corners but they're there all the time - the males are just moving around more.

"They're hunting for females to mate with."

He said house spiders can vary in size, with bodies ranging from around 10mm to 16mm.

Have you ever seen one as as big as this ferocious beast, currently lurking under this poor bloke's bathtub?

WARNING: If you're scared of spiders, do NOT watch this video


We're looking for Huddersfield's biggest eight-legged freaks - so before you squish them with a slipper, or trap them under a glass, take a snap and send it to us.

We'll put the scariest critters into a gallery - let's see if we can find Huddersfield's biggest specimens.

And don't worry, arachnophobes - we'll stick a warning on the front of the gallery!

Share your pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter (@Examiner) or email to Samantharobinson@trinitymirror.com.


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