If you suffer from arachnophobia, you’ll be aware that you’re far from alone. In fact, it’s estimated that, in western society, approximately 55% of women and 18% of men experience a fear of spiders (source: MentalHealthy) to some degree.

Which is probably why many people have poured acres of time and effort into making sure spiders keep their distance. If you’re sick of the eight-legged blighters taking up residence in your home, read on to find some tried-and-tested tricks that could keep your home spider-free for good.