I am not scared of spiders so I am the resident spider catcher both at home and work; however i wouldn’t touch one by choice so currently my catching equipment of choice is a glass and a piece of card.
Enter the Spider Catcher from BrainstormWith the recent news that spiders are coming and they are going to be big, I was very excited to receive this for review, probably more excited than I should be – I mean I can still be the resident spider catcher but be further away from them, it is approximately 65cm long!
In the pack you get the spider catcher, which is long, brush on the end and a handle that you squeeze. The brush has a cover over the brush and there is even a plastic spider in the pack to practice on.
The spider catcher is really easy to use, it is a sort of a ‘ready, aim, fire!’ strategy. On the opposite side to the brush you have a trigger handle, you gently squeeze and it opens the brush. You then hold the brush over the spider so the bristles surround it, release the trigger and the brush gently closes around the spider, keeping the little guy safe and sound inside whilst you walk somewhere nice to release him.
To let him go, just press the handle again and the spider will drop out and run away.Because the bristles are soft and harmless to the spider, you can use it to catch the spider when he is stood still or moving about. I was worried the first time I used it to whether I had killed the spider, but when I re-opened he was fine and ran off. I felt a huge sense of relief as I really don’t like to kill things.
Some more good news; you can use it for insects too! The Spider Catcher can catch spiders and daddy-long legs from 2mm (0.08 inch) in length up to 25mm (1 inch).
I love having this in the house and anyone can use it, the children have used it and the spiders have lived!! I would recommend for anyone but especially if you have a bit of a fear of spiders, it gives you a way to move the spiders without toughing them!
I was not paid to write this review, however I was given the Spider Catcher to keep to be able to test and offer my/our honest opinion on it!