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How to Get Rid Of Spider Eggs

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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 to infest.


SEE ALSO: Spider Proofing Your Home

Natural 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.  

 

Dealing with a Particular Spider Problem? Check out our Spider Control Page To Find Your Target Spider.


Professional Products To Eliminate Spider Eggs

Often, using home remedies may not be enough to get rid of spider eggs. That's when it would be useful to turn to products that the pros use. Solutions Pest & Lawn has a number of great products for getting rid of spider eggs and spider egg sacs. Best of all, they are easy to use thanks to our simple directions and how-to guides. Check out some of our top recommendations.


The Spider Web Head and Pole Technique

If the spider egg sac is in a tough to reach area, not to worry! You can clear out the egg sac as well as any additional cobwebs using a duster head such as the Cobb Webb Duster Head. The Cobb Webb Duster head has special small nylon bristles on its head which is perfectly designed to remove cobb webs and spider eggs. Are the spider eggs still too far to reach with the duster head? The Webb duster head has a threaded end which can be used to attach an extension pole.

 

Spray the Spider Eggs Away

For a more permanent solution to getting rid of the spider egg sac and the potential hundreds of unborn spiders inside, you could use an insecticide as a spider spray to eliminate the spider eggs. We have a great product called Web Out which is a spider spray which you can apply directly to the spider egg sac or spider web and its formula will break down the spider eggs and materials and kill spiders quickly.

An alternative product you can use for spider egg removal is our patented insecticide, Reclaim IT Insecticide. Simply mix Reclaim in a tank sprayer with water and spray directly to where you have found the spider eggs and webbing. After that just sweep and wipe away the spider remnants and discard. Done deal!

 

SEE ALSO: How To Get Rid of Spiders In Your House

 

Prevention

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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 Additional Resources:

The Spider Egg Sac - Spider Eggs | HowStuffWorks

 

 

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