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Old 01-08-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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I bought my house maybe ~7-8 months before I noticed this, I believe it all kinda came out at the same time however. I am in the garage very, very often, so I'm guessing it all came in around the same time but could be wrong.

These little cobweb-esque things are spread over the garage ceiling, maybe 20-30 little spots all over.

Any guesses on what this is? How would I approach it, just clean/seal?
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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They look like spider nests. Spiders will keep the other insects at bay. Good to have .
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:04 AM   #3
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Nice!!!!!!!! Are you positive on that, I mean should I keep an eye out for <something> just in case it's not, or is def spider webs? None are big at all, they're all those small, dense little spots.
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Pretty sure it's insect. Mom should be nearby keeping watch. There should also be webs in the vicinity for catching food.
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I agree. Spider nests.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #6
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Spiders There are some moth larvae webbings that look like that too. Most garages get moths in the evenings when your out there working under the lights.

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Moths definitely get into this garage, there's some spiders too but I haven't seen a ton. (***on the spider note, the spider population in the garage was, what's the word, displaced? Haha yeah the poor lil spider families were displaced when I did the garage over the past month, I kept ruining their little corners to spackle/paint/etc, so that'd kinda make sense, either them or moths - would moths be cause for concern or are bugs all gonna be fine, just molds that're bad here in small little webs?)
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Just vacuum it off. You won't benefit anything from them, you'll only get the wood cosmetically ruined. There's not such thing as bug pets.
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