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How to move an Argiope aurantia (writing spider) egg sac???

A yellow and black writing spider built a web over my kitchen window. Watching her work has been fascinating. This morning I noticed she looked haggard and realized she had laid her eggs and spun her egg sac. She is still alive. I would like to move the egg sac, since I don't want the young spiders coming in my house through little spaces around the window. I would also like the little spiders to have a chance to survive. Any suggestions? They have to go. I am in the south Georgia/north Florida area. We have black widows and brown widows outside. Any small spider inside my house gets smushed.

I am new here. Thanks for this beautiful website.

Hi Lelaton,
Use a stick and wrap the web, spider and egg sac up and move to a safe, shelted location like under a bush.

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