How to Get Rid of Spider Nests

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How to Get Rid of Spider Nests

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How To Get Rid Of Spider Nests

This page is an expert guide on getting rid of spider nests using the products and methods suggested by our experienced pest control specialists. Follow this guide and use the recommended products and we guarantee you will be successful in eliminating spider nests from your home.

You may have seen a spider wander in your home or on a wall on occasion but it's a different story if they have made themselves comfortable and have settled into your home by building nests.

Some species of spider are known to build small nests or sacs of silks in secluded, dark areas of your home such as the corners of walls or ceilings. If this is something you have come across, action must be taken quickly or else the spider population will only grow inside your home.

Read on below to learn more about spider nests and how you can remove them from your home permanently.

Identification

spider nests

There are many different spider species that are capable of making nests. Often they are sacs that they use to keep their eggs, others are full-on webs that they settle in to rest or lie in waiting for prey. Some of the more common spiders that are known to invade homes and build spider nests are the Sac Spider, Orb Weaver Spider, Hobo Spiders, Funnelweb spiders and cobweb spiders.

Each of these spider species can be distinguished by the way they weave their silk to make their spider nests. For instance, sac spiders are known to spin webbing in a sac-like formation to conveniently store their eggs. The average spider can lay from a few eggs up to 1000 and they would be resting in the nest until the eggs hatch and little spiderlings crawl out in droves. When that happens, you will be seeing a lot more spiders in your home.

Inspection

Spider nests

Inspecting for spider nests can be tough to find because of their small size and the areas in which they are commonly made but by conducting a detailed inspection, you may locate the areas to treat.

Where To Inspect

Spiders like to make nests in dark, secluded areas in the home. Indoors, they most often make nests in the attic, garage or basement. They are also known to make nests in corners of high ceilings or wherever there may be clutter. You may also find them outdoors in corners of your home.

What to Look For

You want to look for spider webs that have small sacs of webbing that are cream-colored and are round or oblong-shaped. Aside from nests themselves, finding little spiderlings crawling around is another sign that there may be a nest nearby.

Treatment

Once you have located spider nests, you can move forward with treatment. We recommend first using a spider killing spray called Web Out and then following up with taking down the nests with a Cobb Webb Duster. Once that is done, we recommend then spraying Supreme IT Insecticide for long-term control.

Step 1: Spray The Spider Nests with Web Out

Spraying Spider Eggs

Web Out which is an effective spider spray which you can apply directly to the spider nest or spider sac as it contains a formula will break down the the spider silk materials and kill spiders quickly.

To apply, first shake the product well. If you bought the 32 oz. ready-to-use spray bottle, the application is easy. Just spray and shoot where spiders are found or in places where you have found spider webs and spider nests. One quart should cover about 200 to 300 square feet. Spiders exposed to the product should die in just a few minutes.

Step 2: Take Down Webs and Nests with the Cobb Webb Duster Head

cobb webb duster knocking down webs

Spider nests and cobwebs are usually in high, out-of-reach areas, but with the Cobb Webb Duster Head, you will be able to reach and take down those spider dwellings with ease. The Cobb Webb Duster head has special small nylon bristles on its head which is perfectly designed to remove cobwebs and spider nests. 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.

Step 3: Spray Supreme IT

where to spray Web Out

Supreme IT Insecticide is our signature insecticide concentrate that controls a wide array of household pests, including spiders. The best thing about it is that an application can remain effective between 30 to 90 days. Simply mix the appropriate labeled amount of Supreme IT in a tank sprayer with water and spray directly to where you have found the spider eggs and webbing. A typical spot treatment will be 1 to 2 oz per gallon of water to treat 1,000 sq. ft. Spray along the eaves of your home, corners, along doors and windows and points of entry.

Prevention

cluttered garage

After the spider nests have been taking down and the infestation is no more, you will need to implement preventative measures so they don't make a return.Making your home less conducive for spiders to settle in and make nests is vital to keeping your home free of spider nests.

  • 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. Light 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 preventative treatment of Supreme IT around the perimeter of the house to discourage spiders from the area and in places you have seen the spider egg sacs. 

Key Takeaways

What are Spiders Nests?

  • Spider Nests are the temporary homes built by spiders through the silk that they spin and are usually set up in dark, secluded areas where they are unlikely to be disturbed.
  • Spider nests found in the home is usually a sign of a large infestation of spiders that may be developing if you don't take action. 

How To Get Rid of Spider Nests Quickly

  • Locate the areas where you have seen spiderlings or webbing to find nests. These are outdoors around the exterior of your home or in quiet, secluded areas of the home.
  • Apply Web Out spray to kill spiders and use the Cobb Webb Duster to wipe away and discard spider webs and spider eggs. 

Preventing Spider Nest Reestablishment

  • A preventative treatment of Supreme IT will keep spiders away so they can't make spider nests.
  • Decluttering the home and exclusion measures such as sealing cracks and crevices to take away points of entry can make it less likely that spiders will return and build nests.
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