Mouse "spasms"

For some odd reason, my optical mouse has a habit of flipping out and causing the cursor to spin around the screen. It does this every now and then, and it only lasts for about half a second. The thing is though; it does it at the worst possible times, like when my brother is playing a PC game where the mouse is necessary and the situation demands precise mouse control.

Any idea what the problem might be? Maybe it’s set to be too sensitive? I don’t think that’s it mainly because it’s fine most of the time… or maybe it’s because during the “worst possible times”, I tend to move the mouse a little too fast and too far?

Anyways, help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Is there any fuzz or hair over in the lens?

Could be the texture of your desk. Try getting just a plain mousepad and see if it does anything.

Both suggestions worked! Thanks!