really, there isn't any!
spiders, such as the Banded Huntsman and the Common
Huntsman are rarely aggressive and it is more their large size that is
intimidating and which often results in them being killed when found in homes.
Any signs of aggressive behaviour is usually by the female when her eggs are being
threatened and such a display is meant more to intimidate the predator. Huntsmans
rarely bite - but don't give them the opportunity as it does hurt when they do
are really quite useful and are often seen in homes eating nuisance insects that
have also found their way inside. Consider them as the environmentally friendly
Huntman Spider (pictured) was found one morning when I awoke and saw some hairy
legs sticking out from behind my pillow! When I see a Huntsman Spider in my home
I usually leave it be (unless it is looking skinny from not enough food) but I
tend to move them quick smart when they want to share my bed - and this one frightened
the hell out of me!
and removing a Huntsman spider is easy - all you need is a clear container (so
you can see what's going on) and a piece of firm cardboard. Place the container
over the spider and slide the cardboard underneath so that the spider moves from
the wall (or what ever surface it is on) into the container. Flip the container
back keeping the cardboard over it like a lid. Take the whole thing outside and
shake the spider out into the garden. Easy!
you see, there really isn't any reason you should kill a Huntsman
to Catch a Spider