• Question: Why do spiders like living in bathrooms?

    Asked by tomalie to Asif, Laura, Lena, Sean, Viv on 19 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Lena Ciric

      Lena Ciric answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      So they can give you a scare when you’re least expecting it! God, I hate them. Spider season is coming up – I’m dreading it.

      I don’t think spiders particularly like bathrooms. I think it might be that we just spot them there more as there is less furniture than in other rooms. And also, they like to climb up plugholes, so that’s why you get them it the bath.

    • Photo: Sean Murphy

      Sean Murphy answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Spiders tend to stay away from where they can be disturbed. That’s why they are often in the corners of the ceiling instead of across the doorway. Perhaps they are in bathrooms because we are only in there for a short period of time.