British woman finds large huntsman spider in her room and offers $50 for removal
British expat offers $50 to remove massive huntsman spider from her home: ‘Maybe it’s time to move country’
- The British expat could not deal with the spider in her Sydney home
- However, hundreds refused the $50 because the Huntsman was ‘too big’
A desperate British expat offered $50 to the first person to remove a spider from her room.
The young woman was horrified to discover a huge huntsman spider lurking in the corner of her Coogee home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Despite offering a prize for the removal, hundreds admitted the spider was far too big for the price, and advised the woman to take more drastic measures such as using a blow torch.
‘Just burn the house down,’ one man suggested.
A desperate British expat offered $50 to the first person to remove a spider from her room
The young woman uploaded a ‘spider removal’ ad on a local expat page.
‘Is anyone good with spiders? Will happily pay someone $50 to get this spider out my apartment in Coogee,’ she said.
It’s more common to find huntsman spiders in your home during the summer months as they try to escape the heat outside.
Fellow travellers shared their horror after seeing the picture of the spider.
It’s more common to find huntsman spiders in your home during the summer months as they try to escape the heat outside
‘Maybe it’s time to move country,’ one woman said.
‘Burn the house to the ground,’ another suggested.
Others couldn’t believe the size of the creature.
‘Is that thing on steroids or what?’ one man asked.
Several people said they wouldn’t have removed the spider even if they were offered $500.
What should you do if you find a huntsman in your home?
It is recommended to remove the spider using a container and a piece of cardboard.
Place the jar or container over the spider. Then, slip the piece of cardboard or paper between the container and the wall. Now, you can move outside, place the container down, and let the spider leave.
However, other people scolded them for ‘overreacting’.
‘That’s a huntsman it won’t hurt you and they kill mosquitoes. I suggest a vacuum cleaner,’ one woman said.
‘Don’t hurt them just get a pint glass and a bit of cardboard and trap it then put out the door,’ another commented.
The large spiders can grow up to 15cm which can make them look very threatening, however, they are not considered dangerous.
They have venom and their bite can cause pain, but they are known to be reluctant to bite.
The recommended method to remove the spider is by using a container and a piece of cardboard.