That's just it, that wall joins the kitchen, I assume knowing what I know about spiders if I prod it, it will first try to go backwards, further in the "burrow", but I do not know where that would take him as it's an old house. To the left there is about 7 feet of baseboard, and another shelf, same kind as the one on the right. I am most concerned about having it go backwards and not being able to locate it again.
I have no vendetta against the spider, but have no issue whatsoever with killing it in order to make sure it is not loose in the house.
If anyone takes issue with that, I am really and totally not in the mood right now for that.
Which method based on this info do you feel is best?
I should also note that it seems much smaller than my initial impression as it was escaping the other day.