When we first moved here and went on a hike we saw a mama spider carting her babies around and "oohed" and "ahhed" over them. The babywearing mama spiders would still be very cute if they weren’t carrying their babies around in my basement. Last fall we had a few spiders in the house, but each day I’m finding at least two or three indoors — and each day they seem to get bigger. While I’d like to maintain my street cred as a nature-loving bug protector, all bets are off when they are in my house, especially inch-long, eight-legged carnivorous spiders. They get smashed.
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to take a closer look at the spiders before I squish them. According to Common Pests
, “It is also best to avoid smashing them. Many times, females will carry a large egg sac and stepping on it can cause an explosion of hundreds of baby spiders all over your floor.”