White spots and webs in basement

cheerful1_gw(z7NY)October 18, 2004

While waterproofing my basement, I noticed some small white spots on the wood planks overhead, plus some webs. I have a spider and cricket problem; would these spots be eggs? I sprayed all around; later on I saw a large cricket. Did I possibly disturb a nest? I appreciate any help I can get, since this grosses me out!

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Sophie Wheeler

If you've got crickets, the spiders are helping you by eating them. Spiders are good guys. Seal all the cracks around the windows and foundation with caulk and that should keep any new invasions down. You can put down duct tape, sticky side up, and trap some of the crickets. Cats also eat crickets, or at least mine do.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2004 at 8:12AM
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