I’m absolutely scared to DEATH of spiders. I can deal with any other bugs, the ants in my room are my friends and I talk to them (no, I’m not crazy, and no, I’m not the only person who does that). But spiders… They’re a different story. I had my mom kill a spider today and I was really upset and guilty and started crying. I felt really bad. He just was cold and wanted to be warm and I killed him :’( (yes I’m crying again) Please help. I don’t know what to do, I’m scared to death of spiders. I always have been. What should I do?????
I don’t have a humane bug catcher, but I really need to buy one! Every time I catch a spider I use the container method, which is way too time consuming for a scaredy cat like me. It took me an hour last time. You get quite the sense of accomplishment when you’re done though!
I agree with the others, humane catch and release is the best thing to do. If you can’t catch them yourself then find someone who can. I’m the official bug catcher for my mum (thankfully she lives close by!!).
Thank you everyone. @hakred I’ve seen that on the peta catalouge, I should buy it or use @Muachi ‘s idea of the container and I am going to also do what your sister did by thinking of spiders as cute, I might even name them and give them a few days to stay in my room (if they’re on the edge of the ceiling) My biggest thing is getting over the fear. @jewellrenee143 I’m going to do that too. Thank you again everyone. So much helpful advice.
In our house we don’t tolerate any killings, so we don’t kill any spiders either.
What we do is we catch them with a little container (it can be a fruits snack’s container. Wash it before use) and then we slip a paper under. After that you can just take it outside, let the spider get out.
p.s: If the weather is too cold (like if it’s snowing or raining), then don’t let the spider out. It can easily get frozen to death. Wait for a better moment (I know the urge to get rid of it, but well….) and for the time being, let the container in a corner of your house (but don’t forget them!!! They can tolerate hunger for some days, but not forever). You can try to get a better look at them, so maybe later you won’t be that much scared of them anymore? ( that’s what my sister did and she now find them pretty cute).