Lou: I can’t see why spiders have got such a bad image

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There are lots of spiders around at the moment. But if you’ve been thinking they look bigger than ever, well you’d be right.

Apparently the warm weather means there’s been plenty for them to eat, so the majority have grown to their maximum potential size.

I know for a lot of people this is not a nice thought, but it’s actually a positive thing. Big spiders = fewer insects!

And besides, I think spiders are great. I honestly can’t see why they’ve got such a bad image.

Yes they’ve got quite a few legs, but so what? I bet they’re far more scared of us giants than we are of them.

When we discussed this on air, a listener texted in with this: ‘If you wish to live and thrive, let a spider run alive!’ So if you’re a spider squasher, be warned!