Spider Webs Everywhere
Q: Spider webs are everywhere! Not traditional spider webs where you can
see the web design. These look like Christmas “angel hair.” They are on my
windows, my creeping fig, boxwoods, etc.
A: Midsummer is the high point for spider populations in the landscape. There
are plenty of insects around so spiders build a web wherever they can find a
productive site. Some species of spider consume the old web each morning
but others leave them up a while and repair them daily. When the web
becomes dirty and no longer sticky, the spider abandons it and it becomes a
cobweb. I think that is what you are seeing: cobwebs from spiders that have
abandoned their trapping site.