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

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

    Would you kill it or place it outside? I don't like to kill any form of life. I go as far as to pick a fly out of the toilet if I see it drowning and wait for it to dry out and fly off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corin
    Would you kill it or place it outside?
    Kill it.

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    I tranquillise them, fit them with a radio collar and return them to the wild. :p

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    Kill it. I hate flies & if they're unfortunate enough to slip into my house they die. The same goes for roaches, spiders, ants, earwigs etc... I spray around the house regularly, so flies are normally the only insects I have problems with.

    Btw, in the desert southwest, scorpions can be a household pest. One of my sisters was stung by one, 2 years ago in her bathroom.

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    My cousin lived in Arizona and he often told me about the scorpions that would get into the shoes - horrifying! I would rather deal with our monstrous roaches than that. I kill roaches, spiders and anything that looks threatening. Moths, butterflies, beetles, stick bugs, leaf bugs and ladybugs go out the door. I'm very thankful we don't have a bedbug population to be worrisome about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deary View Post
    My cousin lived in Arizona and he often told me about the scorpions that would get into the shoes - horrifying! I would rather deal with our monstrous roaches than that. I kill roaches, spiders and anything that looks threatening. Moths, butterflies, beetles, stick bugs, leaf bugs and ladybugs go out the door. I'm very thankful we don't have a bedbug population to be worrisome about.

    At about 10 I caught and kept scorpions. One night one scorpion got out and my father almost stepped on it. That was the end of my scorpion collection.

    Spiders I kill, large carpenter ants I leave alone, big bugs I just move outdoors.

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    I answered "kill it" in the poll but that does not really do justice to my standard operating procedure. You see, I collect carnivorous plants that sometimes go hungry and need more than the occasional fly that finds them. Big bugs I drop into a Nepenthes pitcher plant from Borneo, a spiky-looking trap that vaguely resembles rotting meat. Medium bugs I drop into the jaws of a venus flytrap (so-named because of its alleged resemblance to female genitalia). Small ones go to the tentacles of the sundews, epecially the web of strands from an Australian specimen that really belongs in a B-movie.

    The plants normally draw any bugs in my home so I rarely need to provide so much assistance. In the winter, the lack of bugs becomes a problem so I must buy bags of crickets from a petshop. Or I will deliberatly let something rot.

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    Insects die, spiders live (in order to kill more insects)

    I also have pleasant memories of when I was a kid out camping with the boy scouts, we would collect huge June bugs to throw into the bug zapper

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    I routinely get charged with the task of removing spiders from my wife's presence. Usually I pick them up with a tissue and take them outside.

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    If you like bugs bothering you all the time go live like this:



    Kill the bugs.

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