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Spider Catcher


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  • Safe and easy to use!
  • Long reach design so you can remove a spider without getting too close!
  • Catches large and small insects. No mess, No fuss.
  • Don't squash, catch and release outside.
  • Spider Catcher measures approx 66cm (26") long.

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Technical Details
Brand Brainstorm
Product Dimensions68.5 x 20 x 8 cm
  
Additional Information
ASINB000G04RDK
Best Sellers Rank 92,427 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight621 g
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Date First Available6 Jun. 2006
  
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Product Description

When dealing with arachnids, remember the first rule of engagement:: never let them see you're scared. Standing on your sofa or screaming for help may make you feel better, but it will not solve the problem. It will only enliven the creature causing it to run into an awkward corner of the room. If this happens then, quite frankly, a glass and a piece of paper is useless. Time to turn to the Spider Catcher. At around 65cm (25") in length, and activated by a trigger handle, the Spider Catcher has two sets of bristles at its furthermost end. These bristles gently and effectively grab and hold the creature, keeping it a safe distance from you, whilst you transport it safely outside. Now that's what I call a good catch.

Manufacturer's Description

Tony Allen came up with the idea for the Spider Catcher after spending years chasing spiders with a hoover or rolled up newspaper for his young son who was terrified of them. Not wanting to harm the spiders and conscious of peoples fear of spiders, Tony came up with a way to harmlessly remove spiders and other household pests. The Spider Catcher keeps you at a comfortable distance when you pick up and transport the spider or insect. The Spider Catcher is about 65cm long. The average arm length is 65cm, so you can estimate your body being about 1.3m (4 foot) from the Spider. It is long enough to reach ceilings and awkward places like in corners. On a recent visit to Ireland, the Prince of Wales was given a present of the Spider Catcher. The Prince was so impressed with the environmentally friendly product that he asked his secretary at Clarence House to send a letter praising the invention and congratulating Tony on his idea. The Spider Catcher is also gentle to insects. It was tested on hundreds of spiders and it never harmed a single insect; it is gentle enough to catch butterflies without causing any damage to their delicate wings. People don't want to kill or harm insects if it's not necessary. Therefore there is a feel good factor when using The Spider Catcher that you have removed a spider or insect without causing harm. But you don't have to use it to catch spiders, it can be used on a variety of insects including butterflies, moths etc. The Spider Catcher is also convenient for collecting dead insects from window sills (even dead spiders are scary!), picking up goldfish and collecting mayfly for fishing. The Spider Catcher makes a perfect gift for people afraid of spiders and its so easy to use. A unique invention- awarded the Geneva Gold Medal with Distinction.

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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful By DARKcell TOP 50 REVIEWER on 17 Oct. 2013
This product review started out with the greatest of intentions, but slowly reduces itself into the most pointless nonsensical drivel imaginable. For that, I sincerely apologise.

This product is good, but not great. Firstly, when using it, you never seem quite far enough away. This however may simply be my level of arachnophobia, and not the fault of the device, which granted, is a decent length. Even the next room at times feels too close. I have about a 50% success rate with this product. In my experience, it's all about where the spider is. If it is on a flat piece of wall, great, it works every time. If however it is at the meeting point of two walls, or worse, the corner up by the ceiling, it's considerably harder. When I have failed to catch the spider, it has almost always dropped straight to the ground, so keep this in mind and prepare for this eventuality with a fall back plan. On one occasion, I failed to grasp the little blighter properly and it somehow managed to begin crawling up the outside of the bristles toward me. Needless to say I suffered some form of black out/mild cardiac event, and when I came to the spider was nowhere to be seen.

Those worried about the strength of the bristles can rest easy. I have successfully caught one of the big boys (we'll call him Barry).

Barry was up in the very corner of the ceiling, so his size was actually an advantage on this occasion. As always I had a backup plan in case of failure - due to Barry's size, this was to sleep that night wrapped up in a mosquito net and put the house on the market the following morning. Whilst I realised that prospective buyers may be put off by having Barry as a housemate (who by that time would surely have got settled and claimed the master suite), I saw no other option.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By bloodandfootsteps on 21 July 2009
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As soon as I started using this I realised that whenever I'd seen a spider in the past, the panic wasn't just linked to discovering one but the fact that I'd have to get close to dispose of it.

This device wonderfully alleviates the problem. It's long enough so the spiders generally don't see you coming, and they stay frozen within its grip until you release the mechanism.

A small piece of advice - if using it with small spiders just open the device up a minuscule amount over the spider and then close - seems to work better this way. The great thing is that its use isn't just limited to spiders: I've managed to dispose of flies and moths successfully with it as well.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Farley on 29 July 2007
I have been a life-long arachnaphobe and have tried various repellents and catchers. This is the only one that works! I can stay a decent distance away from the offending spider and once they are caught they cannot move, allowing you to remove them without worrying that they are going to scuttle at you. The only thing I would say is that the catcher is better on big spiders than tiddlers as the little ones seem harder to hold on to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bakerwoman on 20 Sept. 2010
I ordered this a few weeks ago, after reading many reviews on different types of spider catchers. My partner is a firm believer in doing no harm to spiders but our new flat attracts them in droves. The catcher makes it quite easy to catch the standard, slow-moving ones that hang around in one place and dropping them outside, once caught, is a doddle. Catching the faster moving 'sneakier' spiders takes a little more planning but the catcher works quite well on them too. I haven't tried catching anything else so far with the catcher and I'm certainly not confident about trying on wasps, preferring to talk them into leaving instead...which, amazingly, they usually do!

I'm waiting for the return of our largest spider yet (Boris). He was deposited at the far end of the compound a week or so ago. I fully expect him to knock on the door to be let in...any day now. I'm afraid that by then he'll be far too big for the catcher and I will have to resort to a spray. I'll let keep you posted.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Paul M on 13 Feb. 2009
This is a light weight, easy to use device which can be used by anyone. Removes spiders from your house, without harm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sunnysideup on 6 Jun. 2010
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Just caught my first 8 legged beast. I was shaking like a leaf so perhaps that didn't help as adrenaline coarsing through my veins made my brain freeze. Not sure if I opened it enough or let it close; my hand was clutching the trigger, as the little blighter escaped. Tried again, caught it and it was on the verge of escaping again, but fortunately I was near a window and let it out. Having said that, I think with practice I will improve on my catching technique; but I hope that I don't have to practice too much!!!

It's great though for tricky areas; climbing up a wall surrounded by general clutter, I managed to get it. Just be prepared for the fear that accompanies it, although felt huge relief that I had the means to catch the spider.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex on 3 Sept. 2010
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I have always had a big fear of spiders and when ever I see one in the house I freeze with fear/panic. I do have an electric bug zapper but the problem is it is only good for when the spider is on a flat surface, but with this nifty little thing I can pick up the spider even if it is hiding in a hard to reach place without having to get too close for comfort!

Mine has a light green handle rather than the dark green one in the picture but I am not to botherd as long as it is not, lets say, pink.

It even comes with a fake spider like the one seen in the picture to "practice" on.
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