WILDLIFE experts have warned people not to panic by an influx of larger-than-normal spiders as temperatures begin to fall.

With the beginning of autumn signalling a cold spell in the weather after several months of high temperatures, creepy crawlies are now set to seek warmth inside to escape the looming cold.

Reports of bigger spiders have flooded into We Are Barnsley, with many across the borough reporting lots of sightings.

Professor Adam Hart, from the University of Gloucester, said this year's been a good one for the invertebrates which the spiders feed on, leading to a growth spurt.

"There's no need to panic - we've had nice summers before," he wrote on his Twitter account.

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