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I know it's hard to believe but some strange
people don't like spiders, even to the point of
obsession, this is known as 'arachnophobia'.
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So I suppose that in cases like
this it is preferable to us spider lovers
'arachnophiliacs' that the removal of our beloved
eight legged friends is as humane as
possible. This should avoid hurting the
spider if at all possible!
This means no squashing
(squishing), hoovering-up (vacuuming for those in
the USA), spraying with insect killer, hair spray
or other nasty substances, flushing down the
toilet, or down the bath plug hole (poor incy...).
Well there are a number of humane
and even kind ways to remove spiders, I have
listed the ways known to me below. If anyone has
any other ways then please drop me a line with
These usually consist of nothing
more than a hollow pyramid attached to a 3 foot
pole with it's own sliding base. To trap the
spider, ensure that the base plate is open, cover
the spider with the hollow pyramid and then
slowly and carefully slide the base of the
pyramid closed. Once this is done the spider is
safely trapped. To release it simply take
the apparatus outside and perform the steps in
If you don't have one of the
above tools, then you can achieve similar results
by using a cup or glass and a piece of thin card.
Spiders in your bath? These are
usually members of the species Tegenaria and once
in the bath tend not to be able to get out. Some
clever clogs has come up with a simple spider
ladder that you can hang into the bath for the
spiders to escape up.
Now, I'm not talking about
insecticides or other nasty potions for killing
spiders, but sprays that allegedly discouraging
spiders from occupying a particular area of your
house, or even all of it. These sprays contain
natural ingredients, including Chestnut and
Some bright spark claims that
spiders can be removed by using ultrasonic sound
technology. These are the same devices that
allegedly discourage mice and rats.
Anyone come across any others?
Please drop me a line if you have, or if you have
tried any of the above and let me know how
successful they were.