Published: 11:09, 06 October 2020
| Updated: 11:10, 06 October 2020
Residents of one part of Kent may be sleeping with their lights on after it was revealed as one of the most prone to having homes invaded by spiders.
As the colder and wetter weather hits the county, eight-legged terrors are seeking warm and dry places to survive.
A study has analysed the cities in the UK where residents are most likely to be confronted by these eight-legged uninvited house guests.
And for arachnophobes of Canterbury, it is not good news.
The city appeared seventh on the list as it has a whopping 162 recorded different species - possibly lurking in bathrooms, cupboards and even bedrooms.
One of them is the very large wasp spider which has yellow and black stripes, designed to scare off predators.
The bathyphantes gracilis is the most common spider in the city, with 27 of the creatures recorded.
Elsewhere in the UK, the study by SellHouseFast.uk found Leicester is the city most in danger of having homes stormed by the critters with 228 different species of spiders recorded.
Following shortly behind is the city of St Davids in Wales with 209 different species logged.
The city least likely to have homes invaded by creepy crawlies is the city of Hereford, with only three species of spiders currently recorded.
Earlier this year, a green-fanged venomous spider was caught crawling around a home in Canterbury.
The terrifying tube web spider, also known as the segestria florentina, has a painful bite that has been compared to a bee sting.