One of the most common complaints we hear from homeowners with a spider problem is that they're finding spider eggs or spider egg sacs. If you're not careful, you may end up with hundreds of new spiders in your home. Learn more about where to check for spider egg sacs, how to remove these sacs, and taking care of a spider problem in your home.
Spider Egg Locations
Spiders often attach their egg sacs in hidden areas so the eggs remain safe. You may find spider egg sacs attached to the bottom or backs of furniture. Some spiders will attach their egg sacs to spider webs, especially if they're out of reach and have remained undisturbed for some time.
Removing Spider Egg Sacs
Because a spider egg sac contains eggs, leaving it in your home means you may eventually have up to 300 spiders crawling around your home soon! Of course, not every spider egg sac will successfully hatch spiderlings. However, this may not be a risk you'd like to take, especially if the sac is housing eggs for poisonous spiders.
The best way to remove a spider egg sac is to vacuum it up. You can simply use the hose attachment, vacuum the egg sac, and promptly dispose of it outside. However, be cautioned: if you disturb an egg sac with viable eggs, you may end up releasing hundreds of small spiders into your home. If the egg sac is hosting dangerous spiders, such as black widows or brown recluses, this could potentially be a dangerous situation. If you're unsure as to which type of spider egg sac you're dealing with, it may be best to contact a pest control specialist as soon as possible.
Preventing Spiders from leaving Egg Sacs in your Home
By frequently vacuuming and dusting your home, you'll be able to remove spiders and spider webs which can exacerbate a spider problem, over time. You can also contact a qualified pest control specialist to professionally treat your home to prevent spiders. By preventing spiders or keeping spiders from building webs, you'll reduce the likelihood of spiders laying egg sacs (and repopulating your home with more spiders!).
Contact Bayou Cajun Pest Control for Spider Problems!
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