Spider Eggs in Your Home: Everything You Need to Know

Spider Eggs in Your Home: Everything You Need to Know

As a homeowner, you probably recoil at the sight of spiders in your house, and when you see more individual specimens than usual, you may wonder why and where they might come from. While most spiders in the area cannot harm people or pets, their webs can collect allergens and reduce the air quality of your home. If you suspect spiders of breeding on your property, calling us here at Truly Nolen for a spider exterminator can help alleviate this problem and provide you with some useful information about spiders, their eggs and how to avoid creating conditions that attract these creatures.

What Do Spider Eggs Look Like?

While spider eggs and egg sacs may differ slightly depending on the species, most are spherical and appear white or beige in colour. The exterior may appear smooth or slightly bumpy. Most species wrap the eggs in silk to protect them. You may find these sacs in a variety of places around the home, including:

  • The basement
  • The attic
  • In outbuildings, like sheds or in the garage

You may see the adult spiders in a web with their eggs, as many species protect the sac and often carry their babies on their backs for several days until the infant spiders can crawl away on their own. This makes eggs easier to identify.

Do Spider Eggs Mean You Have an Infestation?

Finding spider egg sacs in your home can make you feel squeamish or frightened, but removing them before they hatch can reduce the risk of a spider infestation in your home. Spiders tend to search for dark and moist nesting sites, which means they hide away in shadowy corners, inside storage boxes and crawlspaces.

While most species can breed while the weather is warm, most lay their eggs in the spring until the late summer, which means you may find more spiders in your home than usual during this time. You may also see spiderlings near or around a web. Calling in our spider removal technicians can help you feel more confident about handling this issue.

When Do You Need a Spider Exterminator?

Most species of spiders that live in Canada would rather avoid humans than interact, but some may become more aggressive when protecting an egg sac. The female black widow spider can inflict a painful bite that may cause chest pains, redness and pain at the site of the bite. Larger spider species, such as the wolf spider, can inflict a painful bite when disturbed or handled.

Young children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems may have more adverse reactions to spider venom. Trying to handle a spider infestation with store-bought chemicals is not always successful, as the ones that avoid the poison can live on and birth new generations.

How Truly Nolen Can Help Get Rid of Spiders

When you call in a spider exterminator near me, the first step our technician may take is to inspect your home to determine whether you have an infestation. Our techs can also identify what species of spider is laying eggs around your home.

Once our technicians note what type of spider species needs removal from your home, they will begin the process of evicting the adult spiders, their webbing and any eggs sacs present. Since spiders are often active at almost any time of year, including the winter when they hide in your basement or attic, year-round inspections and treatment become necessary to control these creatures wherever they nest.

Contact Us Today for Spider Extermination

If you believe you have an infestation of spiders and egg sacs, you should contact a professional immediately. A spider exterminator can accurately assess the situation and provide effective solutions for eradicating any potential problems. Contact us here at Truly Nolen to schedule an inspection and rid your home of spiders for good.