|Now in this case, it's going a little too far.|
We're talking about the tiny, ceiling corner spiderwebs.
Of course, when the more exuberant spiders start building barricades across doorways and such, then it’s time to break out the broom (or the aforementioned paint brush).
But other than that, it really is ok to pretty much leave them be. However, getting rid of the spiderwebs over or near your bed is a good idea. You don’t want to be dive-bombed in the middle of the night.
And of course, if a black widow or any other big spider comes along… Sorry, little dude; banishment or death. If you decide banishment; use a broom or brush and a big, paper grocery bag to capture him. Trying to sweep him into a dustpan and then carrying the dustpan outside is not a good idea. The little critters can move faster than you think.