Normally, October and November is the time for our huge house spider season, or carpet runners as we call them.
However, at the moment, we seem to have a lot of more normal spiders traipsing around. There are the small, dark, fast running spiders with short legs, hard to catch with a glass and even harder to keep in it whilst putting them outside. We think of them as the spider equivalent to greyhounds!
Then there are the half sized carpet runners, which at the moment seem to be zooming around each room. So far we have put out about 6 of them.
Finally there are the bigs ones that creep into the sinks and baths. I threw the remains of tea down the sink the other day and one ran out from underneath the bottom of the sink crockery protector. Sinks being on the whole curved, made it difficult to catch it but we did in the end. It obviously didn't appreciate its early morning tea shower.
Then there are the black and white jumping spiders, tidy but very versatile, loads of them. As of yet, the 'bean' spiders (the ones that seem to live on and in French and Runner beans) haven't made it inside but a few have over-wintered inside and have now been put outside.
Any one else got an influx?