We’ve all experienced anything from shock to sheer terror on spotting a big spider and perhaps the one that provokes the most fear is the huntsman, purely because of its large body and hairy features.
Huntsmans are more frightening than dangerous and there are easy, humane and simple ways to deal with unexpected visitors of the eight-legged kind.
Here’s our touch-proof guide to dealing with a Huntsman spider:
It’s also a good idea to make sure you vacuum regularly and remove any spider webs, keeping your space clean and therefore unattractive to spiders (and other insects, for that matter).
Note: For the severe arachnophobe, adventures in spider capture might not seem very appealing, so the first port of call is more likely to be an insect spray.