This time of year is height of spider season, experts say

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- If you think you've noticed more spiders crawling around your house recently, you're not alone.

Experts say fall is spider mating season, so for the next few weeks you'll tend to see more of them.

Chase Hazelwood, owner of Go-Forth Pest and Lawn, says this is his company's busiest time of the year.

"Our phone is pretty much ringing off the hook," he said.

Hazelwood said this fall seems to have more spiders than in years past. He said that could be because of increased regulations on pesticides.

"Pesticide regulation has limited certain pesticides from being able to be accessed by either professionals or homeowners," he said. "And I think that is a major factor is that homeowners are not applying pesticides as frequently."

Hazelwood recommends having an exterminator spray your house every two to three months to cut down on the number of spiders.

He notes, though, that the vast majority of spiders in North Carolina are harmless and even useful for killing insects.

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