If you spot these mysterious black dots in your kitchen, you had better know what they mean

It’s never all that fun to notice things in our homes that don’t seem to have an obvious explanation.

I don’t know about you, but whenever I stumble upon a mark on the wall that wasn’t there before, or detect the faintest hint of a strange smell, I immediately wonder if it’s going to be something that gets worse and, ultimately, if it’s going to cost me money to fix in the long run.

Which is why I can sympathize with one internet user who reportedly grew concerned after finding that black dots were inexplicably appearing in her kitchen.

Now, it should go without saying that strange marks or unexplainable discoveries in the kitchen of all places, can often cause alarm.

After all, this is where food is prepped, and usually the one area of your house where you want to have full control of everything and anything that’s going down.

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One homeowner, however, was at a loss as to the explanation behind a series of strange black dots she kept finding.

“Does anyone have any idea what these points might be?” she asked in the Facebook group ‘WeLoveMrsHinch”.

“They first appeared on the kitchen tiles, then on top of the PC we keep in the kitchen this morning.”

Thankfully there were other Facebook users who were able to give her a definitive reply, though the answers likely weren’t ones she was hoping to receive.

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“Look over it and you will probably find spider,” someone wrote in her post’s comments.

“It happens a lot this time of year, spiders pooing everywhere,” another wrote.

According to the Pest Guidance website, spiders “don’t leave solid droppings; instead, their droppings are thick and liquid” and resemble dark ink stains, often appearing on walls and surfaces.

“Their faeces look like splats or drips in the shades of black, brown, white or grey,” the website reads.

“The colour or type of faeces depends on the species, but in most of the cases, you can expect dark splats or drips.

“These droppings are the combination of food and the other waste materials that are released from the spider’s body.”

I certainly didn’t know anything about spider droppings, did you? Let us know in the comments.

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