Having been a lifelong arachnophobe (hmmm - not sure about that spelling!!), I bought this item hoping that I'd be able to get rid of spiders from my home with the minimum amount of fuss and fear ..... and I can honestly say that it has definitely more than delivered. Collecting spiders has now become a very simple matter of sucking them up into a clear tube (just like hoovering really) and trapping them there with a plastic stopper. Voila - job done! .... And, because of the length of the tube, I'm able to keep my distance at all times - brilliant! I have also used my spider vac to get rid of other annoying insects, including flies.
One of the best things about this item is that it doesn't harm spiders or insects at all and they can be freed outside your house (or, as in my case, get in the car, drive two miles down the road to the next village and 're-home' them there! - yes, I really am that paranoid!!!!).
Honestly, I can't recommend this item enough. In fact, I liked my first one so much I bought a second - one for downstairs and one for upstairs.