We can thank the Mediterranean region for these wonderful creatures. Anyone who lives in an older home has probably caught one of these scurrying past out of the corner of their eye. When I first moved into my house, I was absolutely appalled by these things. They just seem wrong on so many levels. After a while, though, they grew on me. I don’t even flinch when I see them anymore (I think of them as pets now).
I recommend not killing them if you see one as they are insectivores and help control the population of other types of insects and spiders in your home.