(Closed) Are you a bug killer?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: what do you do with bugs?
    I kill them no matter where they are (inside or out) : (11 votes)
    13 %
    I kill them if they are in the house (and leave them alone outside) : (38 votes)
    44 %
    I don't kill bugs ( I leave them alone or take them outside) : (18 votes)
    21 %
    other (please eplain below) : (9 votes)
    10 %
    I have someone else deal with it (because if I get too close to bugs I start crying) : (11 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I either:

    1)  Scream like a little girl and make Fiance take it outside without killing it

    2)  If it’s in the sink, I’ll wash it away because most of the time it’s a silverfish, which creeps me out.

    Post # 4
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I only kill very large spiders that might be dangerous. Other than that, if they don’t gross me out I don’t mind their presence and if they do gross me out I’m too afraid to go near them :/.

    Post # 5
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t have the heart to kill bugs no matter how much I dislike them. i will cover them with a cup, put a piece of paper under the cup and carry them outside, and “free” them. I feel horrible even when I accidentally step on a bug. I’ll apologize to the dead bug and ask God for forgiveness, and hope they didn’t have a ‘bug family’. i know it’s silly, it’s OK to laugh at me. I watch too many Disney movies.

    Post # 6
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I kill them all unless it’s a lady bug ๐Ÿ™‚  I take lady bugs outside and release them, since they don’t bite. 

    Post # 7
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Depends on what kind of bug and how big. I hate cockroaches because they can survive anything (like the huge extinction that killed everything else) and are way better than humans so I’m naturally scared of them; however- bugs like beetles, flies, bees, and even spiders I scoop up and place them outside. 

    Post # 8
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Depends on the bug. Fleas are dealt with using  FleaRx House treatment and beneficial nematodes for the yard. Stink bugs will die in the dish water or commode. Asian lady bugs are vacuumed. We use fly paper for flies. Avoiding scented body and hair care products, taking MSM, B-complex and garlic tablets keep the mosquitoes from biting me.

    Beneficial bugs (that eat other bugs) are carefully transported to the garden. Spiders are welcomed as long as they are not huge – huge ones are carried outside. Bees are carefully transported outside. They are important pollinators and their numbers are dwindling.

    However, anything that bits or stings me will die a swift and immediate death. It;s a reflex thing.

    Post # 9
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Other… I get someone else to kill them for me, especially if they’re inside. I was rushing to work and saw an enormous spider in my car. Since no roommates were home, I had to kill it myself. Gah!! ๐Ÿ™

    Lately, I’ve been killing little spiders outside while I’m walking my dog so they don’t get near my house. Baha!

    Post # 11
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @SandAndSea: Haha that made me smile.

    I’ll kill ants and tiny spiders (by tiny, I mean the size of my pinky nail).  Oh and VERY VERY small beetles.  The rest are up to Fiance and if he’s not home I put a cup over them so they can’t escape before they’re killed.  Muwahahaha!

    Post # 12
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would kill them if I wasn’t terrified of them! Sometimes I might feel bad, but they’re scary, so I would more likely scream and make Fiance take care of it. 

    I had a roommate in college who would spray hair spray at it until it got stuck, which killed it.  I felt bad about that, cause it was more like torture than just squishing it with a shoe or something. =/  Unless it was a spider, those things are evil.

    Post # 13
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have to kill any and all spiders near my SO- hes really scared/hates them that much. I have saved a few but he thinks they are horrible creatures…I actually think they are harmless and keep the really annoying bugs (hello Mosiqutos!) out of our hair- otherwise I do kill other bugs, but mostly I rather just let nature (and the spiders) do their jobs ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Unless it’s a mosquito and it’s biting me I don’t kill any bugs…or anything else living for that matter. I’m a softie.

    Post # 14
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @mrsawesome09: spiders get rid of other more vicious bugs! They can be friendly- such misunderstood creatures! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Am I the only person who has held a tarantula? they are perfectly harmless! The SO would agree with you tho ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 15
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    If possible, I really do try to leave them alone. However spiders/centipedes I cannot handle and I have been known to get out the rolled newspaper if one is in the bathtub or my bedroom. Sorry, just can’t handle them. Flying creatures in the house I also have my husband deal with, or I scream and hide.

    I would never kill a bug outdoors, that’s their turf.

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