Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn't assuage some people's fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind to their arachnid friends, there's a new tool that catches and releases spiders without harming them.
The Spider Catcher features soft, retractable bristles attached to a 2-foot-long handle. You squeeze the trigger to open the bristles, place the bristles over the spider, and release the trigger. The bristles will close and capture the spider without harming it. You can then move the spider safely outdoors and release it. The Spider Catcher can also be used to pick up ants, bees, and moths.
For more information on this new product, go to: Spider Catcher.
Article published on September 27, 2006.