This Household Spider Catcher by Brainstorm Ltd we were sent to review is a life changer if you’re frightened, nervous or even a spider lover.
I’m quite lucky in that, as long a spider isn’t crawling up me and they’re not bigger than a ten pence piece I’m pretty ok using a homemade glass and card Spider Catcher to remove any eight-legged friends. I actually quite like them and certainly wouldn’t intentionally harm any. In fact, I sometimes encourage them; like the one that lives in my kitchen window and does a grand job removing various flies and bugs from the room. But it can be tricky finding a clean glass and a sturdy enough piece of paper and not all spiders are easy to reach let alone get a glass over the top of them and then a piece of blooming paper underneath the glass … death by spider catching isn’t something I fancy!
But it can be tricky finding a clean glass and a sturdy enough piece of paper. And not all spiders are easy to reach, let alone get a glass over the top of them and then a piece of blooming paper underneath the glass … death by spider catching isn’t something I fancy!
Then there are the garden spiders, especially the ones that lurk in my woodpile. The spiders that spin their web across door frames or garden paths. These spiders are aplenty and cause a lot of upset as their removal with glass and card really is a pain but we also don’t want to see them burning on our fires.
The Household Spider Catcher makes removing spiders (and other insects) so easy, it’s laughable and it’s safe for both the spider and you.
How Does The Spider Catcher Work?
You squeeze the handle to open the bristles. Place the opened bristles over the spider (or other insect) and let go of the handle. THis releases the bristles that close back up and gentle trap the spider inside. THis allows you to gently carry the spider somewhere else and release it in a more suitable place.
The Spider Catcher Comes With
- Instructions on how to use and look after
- A protective clear plastic cap (you want to protect the bristles from getting bent)
- A plastic hook with a sticky pad on the back that allows you to hang it up (You hang it up using the back of the handle)
- A plastic spider to practice with
The plastic spider is great to practice with if you’re nervous around spiders. The difference when using it on a real spider is that spiders naturally curl themselves up into a protective ball so you won’t have lost of legs sticking out.
Even the loveable garden spider that loves to make its home in the middle of garden paths and doorways is easy to remove to a more suitable part of the garden.
The Household Spider Catcher claims to catch moths, butterflies, craneflies and more. All without any damage. We haven’t tested any winged beasties but it definitely works fine with woodlouse (who also love our woodpiles).
I love this spider friendly gadget and wish I’d discovered this earlier. It really is a fuss-free method of removing our eight-legged friends without harming them and puts a fair amount of distance between the spider and person removing it if that’s required.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Household Spider Catcher to review