How to remove a spider from your home WITHOUT killing it

A step-by-step guide on removing those autumnal creepy crawlies from your home


by Fiona Day |
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It’s that time of year again, when spiders seem to be popping up all over your home.

Here are some of the quickest and cruelty-free ways you can make sure they’re out of sight and out of mind.

Don’t panic

Screaming and panicking will simply frighten the spider and cause it to run into a corner where you won’t be able to remove it.

This will also teach your children to be afraid of them.

Try the cup method

This is an easy and fool proof method to remove a spider from your home.

Act in one swift movement and place a glass tumbler or plastic cup over the spider.

Take a piece of firm card and slide it beneath the cup, looking out for the spiders little legs as you do so (you don’t want them to get caught up!).

Don't panic when you see a spider has come to visit!

Or reach for a jar and a lid

Similar to the cup method, simply pop a jar over the spider and run the lid underneath the rim of the glass.

Take outside and let the spider out somewhere safe where they can find a new, safer home.

Spider bites

Try and avoid touching the spider with your bare hands. Though most spiders are harmless, a very small number of species can bite and leave you with a nasty, itchy wound.

If you are bitten by a spider, treat with antihistamine cream. If you are experiencing a severe reaction always contact your GP for advice on how to treat the bite.

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