Some people prefer to deal with spiders as soon as they see them. You can grab one with a tissue and squish it, or smash one with a shoe. This is a quick method that works, but it does force you to get within arm's reach of the spider.
Vacuum it up
Using a strong vacuum is a good way to kill spiders, removing cobwebs and any potential egg sacs that the spider has left behind. Use the long hose to suck up the spider and allow the vacuum to run for some time to ensure that the spider dies within the vacuum bag.
In a spray bottle, mix white vinegar and water in equal parts. Then, get ready to spray whenever you see a spider—the acidic nature of the vinegar will kill the spider on contact.
If you cannot stand having a spider in the home, don't squish it to bits. Instead, capture it with a jar and release it outside. It will find somewhere else to go and will continue preying on the bugs you also despise.
Experts warn that squashing a wolf spider may not be enough of a blow to kill all of her young. Or as pest control company Terminix puts it, if the spider you stomp on happens to be a female, the impact could release hundreds of spiderlings in your home.
Answer and Explanation: While the theory is unproven, it is likely that spiders can detect human fear. However, there are only few studies about this topic and it is not yet known for certain. Different animals have sensory organs that are able to identify different stimuli.
Spiders are scared of almost everything.
Perhaps we're making a few assumptions about how a spider actually feels because it's hard to gauge the emotional response of these (usually) small, eight-legged enigmas. But spiders avoid almost everything, so it isn't a big leap to say that they are afraid.
Even so, they certainly cannot suffer because they don't have emotions. If you heavily injure an insect, it will most likely die soon: either immediately because it will be unable to escape a predator, or slowly from infection or starvation.
Researchers believe causes might include: A traumatic past experience with a spider. Childhood exposure to a parent's arachnophobia. You may develop arachnophobia if you felt the anxieties of one of your parent's reactions to spiders.
By far the most sensitive hairs are the trichobothria. They respond to the frictional forces contained in the slightest movement of air. The large majority of the hairs, however, are much less sensitive. They represent touch receptors, including proprioreceptive hairs, which monitor the movements of joints.
Spiders supposedly hate all citrus scents, so rub orange or lemon peel along skirting boards, window sills and bookshelves. Use lemon-scented cleaners and furniture polish, and burn citronella candles both inside and outside of your home.
Vinegar: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray it directly onto any spiders you see. Vinegar contains acetic acid which burns the spider upon contact.
Spiders truly are nature's pest control. They help keep flies, roaches, mosquitoes, stink bugs, and many other home invading species from ever getting inside. Spiders are also great for gardeners. Spiders help keep crop killing insects from ruining your tomatoes, squash, and other plants.
You can outrun a spider
But even at full pelt they reach about 1 mph – so there is no way they could outrun you.
If the bag is full, the density of dirt, dust, and hair is likely to suffocate the spider. It's much harder for a spider to find its way out of a bag, and after a little time, the spider will eventually die of thirst. There's also a chance that other critters are in there that can and will eat it.
“The spiders are probably larger in the urban areas as a result of more food, warmer temperatures (that is, the urban heat island effect) and a relaxation of predation,” Elizabeth says.
“Our native spiders pose no threat to us. They are essential to our ecosystem; they are our friends, not our enemies so we need to find a way to learn to live alongside them. They really are more scared of you than you are of them and would much rather run away.
These eight-legged creatures hate the smell of citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges. They also don't like peppermint oils, tea tree oils, eucalyptus, and vinegar. Using any of these around your home will keep spiders away.
Most spiders live about two years, but some have been known to live up to 20 years when in captivity. Female spiders tend to live longer than male spiders. Many male spiders reach maturity within two years and die after mating.
We've probably all observed insects struggling in a spider's web or writhing after being sprayed with insecticide; they look like they might be in pain. Insects can also learn to avoid electric shocks, suggesting that they don't like being shocked.
Spiders do not have vocal cords and, thus, cannot scream. They can make purring or hissing sounds to communicate with each other or threaten potential danger or predators.
Although spiders can't literally count one-two-three, the research suggests some jumping spiders have a sense of numbers roughly equivalent to that of 1-year-old humans.
To a spider, losing a leg isn't a very big deal. Heck, some even voluntarily castrate themselves. Overall, there's a slight lag in development time. Being short a leg or two (or six) is going to slow you down a bit, which makes prey harder to catch.