Just the thought of spider eggs in the house is enough to make your skin crawl. Even though most household spiders are harmless, that doesn’t mean we want them multiplying and laying eggs in our most personal living space. Once spiders make their way in, they can take over, leaving you paranoid to pull down your covers at night.
Here are some things you should know about how to get rid of spider eggs in your home and more importantly, how to prevent spiders from getting into your house in the first place. If you need help with spider removal you can click here to see our pricing. We have locations in Sulphur Springs, TX, Dallas, Charleston, SC, and Greenville.
It’s always important to be able to identify insect or spider eggs in your home. Knowing what you are dealing with helps you know how to eliminate the problem most effectively. Spider’s eggs can look like small, white spheres that look similar to gold balls. A female spider wraps her eggs in a silken egg sac which essentially hides her babies. She then places her eggs or egg sac in her web or carries them with her as she roams.
How Long Does It Take Spider Eggs to Hatch?
In general, spider eggs hatch in 2-3 weeks but that can change based on species of spider and season. Once hatched, baby spiders stay close to their nest for several weeks before venturing out to fend for themselves. Many female spiders die in the autumn after producing an egg sac. But some other species live through the winter for 2 or more years. Some mother spiders sacrifice themselves for their babies who eat the dying mother as they leave their egg sac.
Spider Egg Sacs
Female spiders lay their eggs in a sort of cocoon called an egg sac. There could be anywhere from 150-300 eggs in each sac, depending on the species. While this number is shockingly high, the survival rate of the eggs is extremely low. The sac is made from spun silken thread just like spider webs. They tend to be either white or brown in color and vary in size. Some egg sacs are small enough to be carried in the spider’s jaw or can be larger than the spider itself.
Spiders like to make their nests in dark, cluttered spaces such as attics, basements, and garages. Look in corners, overhangs, and entryways into
your home to spot them. Outdoors, you’ll find them around bushes, shrubbery, trees, or other secluded areas. A nest may consist of multiple egg sacs that are usually smaller than the size of a quarter.
How to Prevent Spiders From Getting Into Your house
There can be some benefit to having spiders in your yard or garden. They can aid in keeping mosquitoes, fleas, mosquitoes, and roaches at bay. That said, no one wants spiders in their house. So, what steps can you take to prevent spiders from getting into your house? There are a number of methods and tips that have proven effective in preventing spiders.
- Clean Vigilantly- Spiders tend to avoid clean homes due to the lack of hiding places.
- Keep Food Sealed Tightly– Keeping food in your pantry sealed up tightly eliminates not only spiders but other unwanted pests from finding a food source. Make sure pet food isn’t left out at night and is also stored in cans or hard containers with tightly sealed lids.
- Sweep and Vacuum Regularly-Making sure crumbs and bits of food are off the floor is very important as easily accessible food draws in spiders. But sweeping and vacuuming also disposes of eggs or egg sacs before they can hatch in your home.
- Declutter- The clutter and piles of clothes in your home make for easy hiding places for spiders as well as places to lay their egg sacs. Dispose of all piled junk, stacks of magazines, or old boxes.
- Pesticides- Use pest control or treatments based on other insect problems you may have.
Spider Eggs in the House Conclusion
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