I’m afraid I am Vacuum, the first horseman of the spiderpocalypse. Much as there is a general desire in the household to not kill them, they need to be shown who’s boss. Or, at the very least, they have to get out of our faces. I vacuumed about a dozen out of the front hall (a space about 1×2m) the other day. There are now 4 or 5 in there, and I just don’t know where they come from.
There is no alternative. They’ve got to go, and I’m way too afraid of them to go round to each and every one with a cup and a piece of stout card. I can cope one at a time (just), but en masse… no. I’m also going to give the outside of the house a good sweeping down with the broom. They’re not doing this to the other houses! Do they own the arachno-freehold, or something?