This is a great item, it enables you to catch spiders and release them without harming them. Just place the opened brush over the arachnid, pull the trigger to close the brush, take it outside, depress the trigger which opens the brush and the little fellow is released - simple, effective, and so much better than searching around the house for something to remove them with. It can catch them from floors, ceilings and walls. I was a bit concerned that the spiders might be damaged but I've checked all mine on release and all have been fine with no damage to legs. It even comes with a plastic spider to practice with so you can become a master at it before use . . . . and I've no doubt that the plastic spider will also be used it to scare family and friends with! Thanks to everyone that has the compassion to remove these fascinating little creatures without harming them, after all, they're just trying to survive like all of us. This way everyone wins !