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Spider Catcher

by Brainstorm
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
Price: 10.55
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B000G04RDK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Jun 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,357 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

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.

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.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Barry's final minutes... 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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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't only work on spiders... 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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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spider Catcher 13 Feb 2009
By Paul M
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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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars have several around the house 15 April 2008
This simple device is great, I have several around the house in strategic, ready to hand locations. It's true that it works better on the bigger spiders, but that's good, right? In fact the bigger the spider the better it works :-)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money well spent! 20 April 2009
This is without doubt one of the best purchases I've ever made. There's no longer any need for the ol' cup-and-cardboard trick to get rid of those pesky spiders - hats off to the inventor! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Capture not kill. 2 Nov 2011
By Luisa
If you prefer to catch and release spiders instead of squashing them then this is for you. It definitely works and it keeps the spider at more than arm's length and holds it securely while you are removing it to an outdoor location well away from your door! It is a bit trickier when the spider is right at the edge of the room where the floor meets the skirting board but if you just open it slightly, just enough to cover the spider, it works well.

I have two, one for downstairs and one for up, and wouldn't have bought a second one if I didn't think they worked well.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spider catcher 15 July 2009
What a simple and brilliant idea that actually works! I agree with other people though, it is much better on the big spiders, but to most people it isn't the small ones you have to worry about. I have one at home and one at work so I'm covered on all fronts. I would definately recommend this product to anyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for spider scardey cats!!!
You have to be quick but this really works, and so far, all but one spider seem to have been removed without injury.
Published 19 days ago by AmazonJunkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful item.
Very quick and efficient delivery. I have only used this twice, once for a spider, and once for a wasp on the net curtains. Easy to use and would recommend.
Published 1 month ago by SilverChain
3.0 out of 5 stars Very useful gadget...
Very useful for getting those big spiders you don't want to get too closed too..! Unfortunately these things aren't very sturdy and mine quickly broke...
Published 4 months ago by Brian
4.0 out of 5 stars What a great idea!
I have used it a few times. Haven't always caught the spider though depending on how fast he is!! I also have conkers lining my walls now which deter spiders so have not had so... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. B. M. Reese
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for people who fear spiders
I got this for my sister who is scared of spiders and she really likes it and uses it fairly often. It isnt able to catch every spider she sees but all in all she is pretty happy... Read more
Published 6 months ago by faye hancock
5.0 out of 5 stars Effective tool
Bought for my daughter. Seems an effective tool for catching spiders. Good operating mechanism which allows good control from a "safe" distance.
Published 9 months ago by BB
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent item
This item is ideal at removing spiders/insects without killing them. Before I purchased this item, used the old vacuum. No longer need to. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing ever!!!
I'm terrified of spiders but don't like to kill them as they do good.....this thing is fantastic! I live on a farm so get lots of very big spiders, so far I only have 1 Catcher but... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Donna Buckland
1.0 out of 5 stars It kills the spider.
I caught a fairly chunky, medium size spider and the plastic bristles squashed the poor spider.When I released the spider in the garden , it walked a few steps and died. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sunny
4.0 out of 5 stars Saves me bending down
A simple to use device. Used before and liked it so have purchased another so I have one upstairs & one downstairs.
Published 11 months ago by Terry Coyle
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