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Inside the basement you will find a lot of spiders out in the open. Some, like the hunting spider only use their web to hold an egg sac. Daddy long legs are less exploratory, but when her egg sac bursts, her babies will move upstairs. There they find may other pest to eat like roaches and pill bugs. Looking at the webs can tell us a lot about what other bugs are inside your home because spiders are proficient hunters.Transcription:
So we are inside the basement, and this is where most spider infestations up in the house begin. As you can see, here there's some nesting. Back here in this corner, this is a hunting spider nest. As you can see, she sets her lair up to hide. In there, that's where she lays her eggs and nests. She has babies and they run out and spread throughout the house; As other types of spiders like this one here, a daddy long legs, sets up camp. She'll also lay eggs. She's not gonna go upstairs, but when her eggs hatch, the babies have to spread out.
They end up moving into other parts of that house. Her eggs, well, here's an example of one of her egg sacs. We looked at this but they just attach them to the wall. There's, you know, anywhere from eight hundred to two hundred baby egg sacs inside of one large sac, that will hatch some time in the spring. When they hatch, then they spread further out. If you wanna know what they're eating just look at underneath the cobwebs. Looks like there's a healthy crop of millipedes in this basement, and I also have found some roaches and some pill bugs.
As these hatch they tend to move-up off the floor; They usually enter the building through the siding and move up off the floor and migrate to the subfloor or the first floor, And you can see cobwebs all along this area. Numerous sacs in through here probably a hundred egg sacs, two to eight hundred babies in each sac just along this one wall of the basement. Here this is the reason why the homeowners seeing little baby spiders pop up in the corners every week in between cleanings. Cause when those egg sacs hatch, the little tiny babies penetrate through the sub floor ended up setting up camp in your kitchen, in your bathrooms, and you're living rooms. Just little tiny webs with little tiny baby spiders on them and you see them when you vacuum them up with the vacuum.