How to get rid of spiders from your home [infographic]

By on 27th November in Featured, Home & Garden

Staggering amounts of the UK population are scared of spiders. Through old wives tales, stories and films that vilify them- especially the giant, non-existent ones- we have found ourselves in eternal battle with a very small and specific group of insects. Why? It’s not our place to ask that now. We can only help you remove them without removing your conscience.

If you know a friend who reaches for the nearest nuke/flamethrower at the sight of an arachnid, be sure to let them know of the more humane ways to get rid of them.

In a perfect world we’d be celebrating spiders – joining forces with them, even, to get rid of all the flies. We all know they’re the real villains.

Note:

If you truly care about doing this humanely, be careful with those vacuum cleaners. Vacuuming a spider is only humane if that spider is a thrill-seeker with very strong limbs. And spiders aren’t capable of thrill-seeking tendencies.

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The Infographic

How to humanely spider-proof your home: an infographic guide.

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  • Dan

    The conkers thing is so not an old wives tale! Been doing it for years with absolutely no spiders in my house!

  • Louie Watts

    So it’s worked a charm for you…do you have to replenish with fresh conkers or do you just leave them there for years? Any tips?

  • Rufo

    I would rather sleep in a room FULL of spiders than in a room with ONE SINGLE MOSQUITO! I prefer a huge tarantula, than one little tiny female mosquito.