I'm with the wife. Get them away from the house. Yuk. I don't mind critters in the barn or pasture, but sure don't like the idea of spiders hanging around the doorways into the house. And that's where they seem to congergate. I guess the house lights attract bugs and the bugs attract spiders. We have toads at the front and back door, too. Have to be careful when I step out at night to get the dog feed that they don't hop into the house.
Actually they are more deadly than a black widow spider...but bite diffently and are unable to bite humans or anything large so are harmless. I' ve been seeing them too...don't know if it's the mating season or just having a bull session.