They're creepy, they're crawly and they're flooding Indiana.
"This time of year there are lots and lots of spiders because of re-production throughout the year," said Purdue Entamologist Tom Turpin.
While you won't necessarily see these furry guys in your home, Turpin said don't be surprised to see more of the typical 'house spiders.'
"Fall is the changing of the seasons relative to temperatures so it means there's a change in terms of all the insects," said Turpin. "All the insects needs to is they prepare for winter so some people refer to this as spider season."
Turpin said this year is especially tough because the wet spring and mild summer created a great breeding environment for the bugs. As temperatures begin to drop, those spiders are looking for a warm place to call home, but they could actually be doing you a favor.
"If there are insects you don't like, they're collecting those insects and that becomes their food resource so they basically eliminate an awful amount of insects and if those are pest insects we say 'wow, those are beneficial to have around.' "
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