Environment reporter and arachnophobe
MARY GRIFFIN hears we could be happier in our homes if we learn to appreciate our eight-legged friends.
Of course, some people have to face their phobias on a more regular basis than an arachnophobe
. Like my pal who's scared of wobbly food.
The news this week that the Government is considering raising university top-up fees is, therefore, about as welcome as a nest of spiders to an arachnophobe
and just about as scary.
As the small box, complete with a miniature levered brush, is positioned at the end of a long handle, it is the ideal gadget for every arachnophobe
to keep next to the bed.
Now the former arachnophobe
owns her own tarantula called Pandora and she's happy for it to crawl all over her face.
was so keen to help others that he signed up to a fundraising jungle trek - completely forgetting he suffers from a phobia of spiders.
For a confirmed arachnophobe
, being rained on by countless species of spider could be enough to send her home a nervous wreck.
Huddersfield woman Jean Vigrass experienced every arachnophobe
's worst fear when a spider set up home in her ear!
She said: "Up until about the age of 21, I was a huge arachnophobe
As the new range of Spider Pen products from Crayola are in shops nationwide, they are launching a search for the nation's most affected arachnophobe
I realise today that this is the last thing the die-hard arachnophobe
wants to hear as they teeter on one leg on top of a chair screaming "Get it out of here!"
He was either spider-friendly and didn't want to break the web or a terrified arachnophobe