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How to Find a Spider Nest When You Have Baby Spiders in the House

J. Johnson

Many species of spiders can have dozens or even hundreds of spiderlings, or baby spiders, at one time. If you start to find seemingly endless amounts of spiderlings in your home, then you might have a spider nest somewhere. To help eradicate the nest, you need to find the nest.

Spiderlings will soon grow up and could become big problems.

While you might want to leave this to a professional exterminator, spider nests have some common locations.

  1. Check around window wells. These retaining walls are outside your house around basement windows that are placed close to the ground. A spider can make a nest within the wells, allowing the spiderlings to enter your home.

  2. Look inside your crawl space. This dark, generally uninhabitable area for humans could contain a spider nest. Bring a flashlight with you to check for the nest.

  3. Inspect the corners of your garage and storage rooms. These corners, again dark and generally uninhabited, might be where the spider decided to nest and have its spiderlings.

  4. Crawl underneath your porch or other outdoor areas, such as a deck. If you failed to find the nest in or around your house, then the spiderlings might be hatching outside and making their way indoors. In this area, you will likely need a flashlight as well.