Why do spiders love boats so much? Bristol Fashion has been teeming with them over the summer. Yes spiders eat other insects, fantastic, good for them. But in the mornings I don’t want to wake up, step out of bed and put my face straight into a cobweb. It’s been worst when I’ve moored underneath trees, they drop off in droves. Recently I found two spiders’ nests on a curtain, tightly cobwebbed bundles with a gooey inside like honeycomb.