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

By on 27th November in Home Inspiration

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.


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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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.