There's been a lot of talk about it in the media lately and I think I heard that an investigation is going to be carried out to try and find if there is any truth in the story. I'm going to give it a try because I have noticed a lot of spiders in my abode lately, That may be because of a lack of household skills on my part of course. Then again spiders are pretty harmless in this country, so I may not bother.
I am content to let spiders have free roam through the house(especially the bigger ones)as I get some amusement from the shrieks off my daughter & GF when they realise a large spider is watching TV with them. :)
They'll control mites, and other invaders. People often catch big house spiders and release them outside in the mistaken belief that they're somehow doing the spiders a favour. Exactly the opposite is true - the spiders are better off inside.
If you see one stuck in the bath, or in a washbasin it's there in search of water. Help it out, and leave it to run off and hide.
My wife has an eye like a hawk, and spots the tiniest movement when we're sitting in the evenings. She says - in a loud stage whisper - "Did you see that?" "What?" I ask. "A spider" she replies "An enormous one". "No" I say, "I didn't see anything". It doesn't always work, but usually she'll subside into silence, although I can see her eyes flicking around the room - searching.
Usually, at this time of year, we get a couple of rather large spiders flittering across the room. Nothing so far but heard on the radio it should be a good year for them. Also for the daddy longlegs. Both species are relatively rare at this time for us.