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Thread: What Would You Do With a Spider or Insect in Your Room That Bothered You?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ysebaert
    why is throwing them out of the house not enough?
    All Aussies are born knowing that we are obliged to do our bit to keep the bug population down. If you had the ridiculously huge number of bugs and other nasties in your country that we have here, you would know that it is positively criminal to see a spider or bug and not kill it in Australia. :p

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    No they're not poisonous at all - that's an urban legend. Besides that youre confusing daddy long legs with another species
    I've also heard that they possess deadly poison. But since they're harmless to humans it's not likely that they would gain any sort of reputation.

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    I'm a catch and release sort of guy.

    Here's a daddy long-legs (or at least what we call daddy long-legs):





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    I totally hate spiders. They are ugly, disgusting and have a very sly behavior. So I would kill them at sight. The best thing to kill them is a broom.

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    In Arizona, we use to get baby lizards inside the house. Those I would catch & put outside. When they get larger they eat bugs such as cockroaches & earwigs. I prefer having lizards in my yard & occassionally a very small infant lizard in the house then have to deal with cockroaches.

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    I would place it outside, with two exceptions.

    If it's a wasp I leave it to find it's own way out, but if it hasn't managed it by bedtime I swat it (I got stung whilst asleep once and was in pain for about 3 days).

    The second exception is mosquitoes. I have a real adverse reaction to mosquito bites so I have to kill them on sight.

    If it's a spider I tend to leave them alone as they mind their own business and I kind of respect the little fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Americ View Post
    In Arizona, we use to get baby lizards inside the house. Those I would catch & put outside. When they get larger they eat bugs such as cockroaches & earwigs. I prefer having lizards in my yard & occassionally a very small infant lizard in the house then have to deal with cockroaches.
    At night our porch is covered with about a hundred geckos, lizards, and tree frogs. There's a window in the bathroom they like to crawl on the outside of, along with the roaches who you can watch them feast on I feel terrible when the geckos, lizards and frogs get into the house. My cats usually have already bitten their tiny body parts off or sometimes I'll stumble upon their little skeletons in the hall.

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    I accidentally found out that some orange break-free cleaner on the table will act as a death trap for flies.

    I usually go after the flies with flying insect killer, but leave the spiders alone unless motivated. They are just sitting there anyways, it is too easy.

    The only annoying thing is the sound of a mosquito before I go to sleep.

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    I kill all the flies, mosquitos, and cockroaches. I used to leave moths alone, until one night one crawled into my ear canal and got stuck fluttering against my eardrum, and I had to go to the emergency department to get them to kill it (you put oil down your ear - not water - who would've thought?).

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    I dont care about spiders (they kill other bugs and make cool webs that trap other bugs), but if it was a mosquito I would most likely kill it. Bee's and wasps I try to get out the window.

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