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Your pictures and reactions after MASSIVE spiders invade homes across the UK

People have been sharing their spider pictures with us - and they really are big

It's official - "spider season" is upon us.

Massive hairy-legged creatures looking for a partner are invading homes across the country - and they are big enough to set off burglar alarms.

Even though spiders can keep our homes and gardens pest free, some people are not happy with them around.

Recently, Facebook user Nicky Glass "swore a lot" after finding a giant spider in her hair. Yuck.

She said: "One fell from the ceiling at night and landed in my hair when I was almost asleep.

"I felt something tap my face and could not find anything then found it tangled in my hair."

Maureen Smith, another terrified Facebook user, revealed that she "walked into a web" because spiders were "everywhere" in the house.

(Image: Jessica Channing)

She added: "I hate that feeling on my face."

People have been sharing their spider pictures with us - and they really aren't joking when they say the crawlies are massive.

Elizabeth Summersville, who sent us the picture below via social media, said a spider has been on her wall for the last three days.

That's a big boy(Image: Elizabeth Summersville)

The spider invasion is not great news for those who suffer from arachnophobia, which is an extreme fear of spiders that can cause them to sweat, cry, and even have a panic attack.

Jenny questions if the spider she found in her house is "harmless"(Image: Jenny Sarah Williams)

Marion Wandsworth wrote on Get West London 's page: "Huge one in my kitchen sink yesterday morning, had to call hubby to get rid.

"I was shaking for quite awhile as I have arachnophobia."

If like Marion you don't like spiders around, here are some tips from the professionals on how to keep them away.

Caught in a glass(Image: Wendy Baldwin)

How to keep spiders out

Pest control experts Rentokil provides the following advice on its website:

  • Vacuum regularly, high and low - particularly sheltered spots such as beneath worktops, backs of cupboards or under/behind large furniture.
  • Remove noticeable webs on a regular basis.
  • Fill in gaps - in walls, around pipework and under doors to deter entry.
  • Remove sheltering sites - like firewood piles, garden bags, compost piles and general clutter from near your property.
  • Deter all insects - use lighting in a way that is less attractive to the insects (flies) that spiders feed on.

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