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Why you should embrace, not kill, spiders this summer

As we creep closer to Christmas, you might be bracing for a yuletide invasion as family come to visit.

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Turns out the eight-legged visitors play a crucial role around the home. Source: Seven Sharp

But what about those outdoor guests - the eight-legged kind that tend to take part in their own summer invasion too?

Fiona "Doctor Spider" Cross from the University of Canterbury says we should embrace spiders in our homes.

Seven Sharp reporter Rachel Parkin found out why Doctor Spider believes this in the video above.