The Best Way to Catch Spiders in Your House

The best way to catch a spider without hurting it.

I have a confession. I am absolutely TERRIFIED of spiders. From Daddy Long Legs to the typical house spider, there is not one of these eight-legged creatures that doesn’t scare me. Thankfully my husband has the patience of a saint and puts up with me carrying on like a fool when I see one in our house. When he isn’t home I have totally pulled this genius move…

However, I don’t think my husband appreciates this type of innovation.

Well today the internet gave me a gift that I was extremely excited to stumble upon. It is called the Spider Catcher and it only costs $19.99. Well worth the price of not driving my husband crazy and getting creepy crawlers out of my home without harming them.

Here is the product description:

“If you dislike spiders or other insects in your house and want to remove them without harm then all you need is the Spider Catcher. It works by surrounding the spider with bristles that close around the spider, the bristles harmlessly trap the spider, to allow you to pickup and release the spider outside.”

Here is how it works:

“Grasp the handle and with a squeeze of the trigger the bristles open. Once you have surrounded the spider quickly release the trigger and the bristles close gently around the spider, catching it safely and soundly. Now you can safely release the spider outside by pressing the handle again. The bristles open up and the spider falls out. “

OK so no spiders in my house and no harming them? Sounds perfect to me! Get more details about this product

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Lindsay is the Senior Manager of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and is a licensed real estate agent. She was born and raised in New Jersey and just bought her first home in Livingston, where she grew up. When Lindsay isn’t busy facebooking, tweeting or instagramming she is enjoying life with her husband Joe and cat Rory. She enjoys binging on Netflix, cooking and Zumba.

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  • Heather and Steve Ostrom

    This is hilarious – love it. But one comment I do have, this is nice for the slow movers, but what if you have a fast one? You know which ones I’m talking about, the ones who need the “bowl of entrapment.” Sometimes you have to be Spider-MacGyver and use what tools are around you.

    • Lindsay Listanski

      Glad you liked it Heather! Fast ones are THE WORST! Sometimes you have to improvise I guess haha

    • Mike and Roxanne

      see latest entry!

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  • Priscilla in California

    Thank you for this information. I am ordering one. I have always reused an old ziplock bag that I keep under my bathroom sink. I call it my “relocation package”. My kids laugh at me but I figure these critters belting outside and not in my house.

  • Mike and Roxanne

    Spiders are so intricately designed, and I know from reading a bit about them on the Smithsonian website that they’d rather run than bite. So I learned to escort them out of the house when I can, by using the method my husband taught me. We use a clear glass cup/jar wide enough to encompass the spider, and a firm but thin piece of cardboard, such as from a cereal box side, or saved from packaging.
    If the spider is not moving at the moment or slowly, you can quickly bring the glass down around it, and slowly slide the thin cardboard piece between the glass and the wall or floor or carpet, and when it completely covers the glass mouth, carry both outside and release the cardboard. I usually need to shake the glass cup to get the spider to jump out.