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How to Get Rid Of Spider Eggs


You could just be strolling through your living room, when you casually look up and find two brown sacs hanging from the ceiling, almost mocking you. Anything else wouldn’t be so scary, but these browns sacs are not just anything. They are kryptonite that can deprive you of all your courage and bravery. You know why, because if you mess with these brown sacs wrongly, or mishandle them, then the next thing you know, it’s raining spiders, on you!

Not a pleasant experience or an experience to look forward to. Therefore we suggest, you leave these sacs (also known as spider eggs) alone until you learn to get rid of them the proper way. But first, let’s ascertain a little more about them.

What you need to know about Spider Eggs

Before we muddle with ways to get rid of spider eggs, we first need to learn to identify them properly, or you could end going to all the trouble, just for some balls of clay left on the wall by children. Spider eggs are very small in size, smaller than you’d have imagined. Nonetheless, they are petty easier to spot in otherwise clean places. Mostly because the spider eggs, all gather in one place in an egg sac or a clutch of sorts.  These sacs range in color from light and dark brown to light and dark gray. Sometimes they are even cream white in color.  The sacs around the eggs are composed of the web spun by the mother. It is spun so often, they appear dark and opaque and very round.

Consequently when these eggs hatch, they unleash dozens and dozens of small spiderlings. These newly born spiders are pale, and frighteningly fast.  These spiderlings   

Coming back to the sac, some of them are protected by a very protective mother, while others are just left to their own devices. These spiderlings grow and molt until they reach an age of sexual maturity and seek the opposite gender to lay more eggs. This means, if we don’t get rid of the spider eggs in our house, then we are encouraging them infest.

Methods to Get Rid Of Spiders

Seeing as how it is not wise to keep spider eggs waiting, you should state on getting rid of them right away, before they decide to hatch.  

  • Water Hose

There are few things, a high pressure water hose cannot wash away. And fortunately for all of us, spider eggs are not one of those things. Try to stay as far away as possible yourself, dress up to shield yourself if you have to and then turn on the water hose to full pressure. This will not only wash away the sacs, but will also take care of the mother spider if she’s in there somewhere.  Of course make sure you are outside of the house when you do this.

  • Vacuuming

If you are scared of the sac bursting and the spiders flying everywhere, then vacuum them all in silently and you’ll be saved from the fear of getting attacked by them. No hype and no fear.   

  • Broom

Of you have neither a water hose nor a vacuum then you’ll need to do it the old fashioned way with the help of a broom. Just wrap a piece of cloth on the other end of the broom and use it to wipe the eggs away. If it burst and try to come your way, use the broom to kill it pronto.  

  • Peppermint Oil

Essential oils can also kill your spiders for you. If you are convinced that the spiderlings are just bustling inside the sac, then prepare your own deterrent at home.  In a spray bottle, add 2 tablespoon of peppermint essential oil along with 1 teaspoon of dish detergent and 1 quarter glass of water. Mix it well and spray it on the sac so that you kill all spiders before you attempt to get rid of the sac. Once you are positive that the spiders are dead, remove the sac.    

  • Pour boiling water on them

For a quick and easy remedy, just pour hot boiling water on the spider eggs. It will kill the spiders at once as well as remove the sacs.

  • Bleach and water

Another super effective method of getting rid of spider eggs is by using bleach and water mixture to get rid of them. The toxicity of the bleach will kill them instantly but make sure to mix equal amount of water and wear protective gear yourself before using this method. It would be better to keep this option as a last resort.  


As they say, prevention is better than cure. If you don’t wish to deal with spider eggs in the first place then take the following preventive measures:

  • Remove all the firewood and logs from your home. Keep your yard clean and remove dried leaves and organic debris from the grass. Furthermore, keep your yard maintained ad trim overgrown foliage regularly.  

  • Reduce clutter from the house by removing extra piles of old papers, newspapers, cardboard boxes, bags etc.

  • Make sure the cracks in the basement and foundation are sealed with caulk.

  • If your house is often victimized by spiders then replace the standard lights with high-pressure sodium vapor or halogen lights.

  • Lights attracts insects at night, as long as it is safe, keep the lights turned off at night or have them installed farther away from the door in a way that they illuminate the door and porches area.  

  • Spray a good insecticide around the perimeter of the house, and in the areas you have seen the spider egg sacs.  Follow these application recommendations and control for do it yourself spider control.

As long as you keep these tricks in mind, and use the above defined preventive measures, the spiders and their eggs will stay away from you.


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