We have a huuuuuge spider problem in the house we're renting now. We're the first people to have lived in it for several years, and the person who owned it before was a complete pack-rat. So yeah, spiders probably feel we're infringing on their territory.
It's annoying and sometimes I get weirded out/scared but I don't mind, as long as I don't see any roaches, which I haven't. Now those nasty-ass bitches are intolerable and would totally have me pitching screaming fits, ready to move out ASAP.