Why huge horny spiders are invading our homes earlier this year

It's that time of the year when we start to see huge spiders creeping around our homes.

Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 1:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 1:28 pm
This picture of a spider was shared with us on social media.

Whether it's in the bathroom or the kitchen, you have probably started to notice one or two more of the eight-legged friends.

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According to experts, the spiders have started their invasion a little earlier this year - and are more sexually active - because they have had better conditions with the hot weather and more food. We would not normally see them until the end of August or September.

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