Have you tried explaning to a eight year old not be a afraid of the spider in the bathroom as the worst it can do is turn him into spiderman?
Daddy-Long-Legs Spider - it's legs are about 5 or 6 times the length of its body. They have the habit of shaking the web violently when disturbed. This is probably to blur the vision of a predator. Because it is often found on the ceilings of rooms, caves or cellars, it is also called cellar spider. They can easily catch and eat hairy house spiders, mosquitoes, and other insects. When food is scarce, they will prey on their own kind. Because they originally came from the tropics, these spiders do not seem to be aware of seasonal changes and breed at any time of the year, which I don't find odd at all. Humans are very aware of the seasonal changes and they still breed at any time of the year.