PSA: Instead of killing spiders you find in your house, catch them and toss them in the backyard

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That lets the little sucker keep on doing what he does best, which is trap and devour all the nuisance insects like flies and mosquitos that actually intend to cause you harm!

Optional: Put it in a container so you have a friend to keep you company for the afternoon before you set it free.

Caveat: If it’s a particularly beastly critter like this little guy here, dump him in your neighbor’s yard instead!

15 Responses to “PSA: Instead of killing spiders you find in your house, catch them and toss them in the backyard”

  1. Tim K says:

    Because everyone in SF has a backyard? Maybe i’ll put them on my windowsill or fire escape.

  2. Brian Rosen says:

    I actually use old cassette cases for this exact purpose.

  3. Cricket and Puppet and Spider and Flaco says:

    Orale!

  4. troll says:

    i normally leave insects in peace, but will probably crush a few after this lecture

  5. Mitchun says:

    If you’ve ever lived in an apartment that had hobo spiders, you would know that they can do far more damage to you than a fly or a mosquito.

  6. siesta says:

    For a while we would direct our cat to the spider because he likes to catch and eat them. But he sucks at hunting and they often get away. So now we take them outside.

    True story.

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