Post # 46
It’s an aracnid not a bug. Anyway I haaate spiders and I live in Australia but I will not kill it unless it is venomous or moving towards me while I shower. If I do need to kill it is quick and painless. I take it outside where it can be free. I think the idea “it’s just a bug” is a pathetic excuse to kill something painfully.
Post # 48
gamerlover: The term bug is not a taxonomic term, and although not considered a true bug as it is not an insect, it is called a bug colloqially.
Post # 49
Bridey77: OMG! Don’t kill it with a book! What did that poor book ever do to us? Lol
Post # 50
I have two spider bites on my legs right now. I can guarantee that I would have crushed that spider if I had the chance!
Post # 51
Fall_In_Love22: WTF!!! The spider gods are retaliating!
I LITERALLY just posted on this page and saved the pic that Bridey uploaded (it’s funny) when this HUGE spider dropped down on MY BED!! HUGE…right near my PILLOW!! I rarely see spiders that size outside, and never before IN THE HOUSE! My Fiance had just left so all I could do was scream. I screamed so loud that I set off the house alarm! My keys and cell phone were on the nightstand by the spider so I couldn’t even turn it off. The spider then walked across the bed and is GONE! I’M TERRIFIED! I managed to grab my keys and phone, so now I’m butt naked and paranoid sitting in the living room. I won’t be able to sleep for God knows how long. This seriously is my worse nightmare. Anywhere but the BED! I must be cursed. My life is ruined lol. Where do I go from here?!?! Ahhhhh!
Post # 52
ILikeYourGenes: I know I spent an entire semester on this and how not all insects are bugs. It’s just a pet peeve of mine when people call spiders bugs.
Post # 53
Lol this thread. Let’s ban all flyswatters, pesticides, bug repellant (cuz bugs, arachnids, insects, etc shouldn’t be exposed to life threatening or harmful chemicals), and arrest any living thing that accidentally or purposefully kills one and put them on trial for bug slaughter or bugicide. My cat would be guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Post # 54
I would consider myself extremely arachnaphobic. I blame my dad for this when he decided it would be a great idea to have me, at 5 years old, watch the humerous and delightful movie, Arachnaphobia. Since seeing that movie, anytime I came across a spider, I would immediately freeze up and wait until I was able to actually do something about the spider, which was always me killing it. But it would take so much time for me to get up the courage. In the past few years, I have been wondering why am I letting a silly fear like that get the best of me. I don’t live in a part of the world where poisionous spiders are wandering around, I usually just come across your average house spider or garden spider. A couple of months ago, when I was in the basement getting ready to put a load of clothes into the washer, I put in my detergent and a cup full of those crystal clothes softener into the washer. A spider was hiding in the bottom of the washer drum and I must of disturbed it when I dropped in the crystals because it came running out from where it was hiding and was now stuck down there. I was starting down at it and it had no where to go. It couldn’t run up the sides of the drum (too slippery) and I really didn’t want to throw my clothes in there and have to remove a dead wet spider body from my clothes when the wash ended. So I did the unthinkable for an arachnaphobe. I grabbed a plastic cup from the kitchen, reached my arm down into the bottom of the washer drum, chased that poor spider around the drum until I finally wrangled it into the cup and walked it outside and released it.
For almost all my life I had this deep fear of spiders and always resorted to killing them because I couldn’t deal with them, and to actually do something that was out of my comfort zone and conquer a fear felt absolutely amazing. I suggest some people try it.
Post # 55
Bleach? Wtf. Just toss it outside. What is wrong with some people? Smh.
Post # 56
- Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018
Fear is human’s worst enemy. We do all kinds of crazy things because of it.
Post # 57
ILikeYourGenes: Your story is what my nightmares are made of. I can’t even imagine it. Yikes.
Post # 58
TheLadyA : I’ll be honest, when I read the first post, I was horrified. I always catch spiders and let them go outside. I really want a pet tarantula. I’ve just always felt like spiders are just not bugs you kill, like butterflies and ladybugs.
I recognize the fact that this is me though, and not everyone else feels the same way.
a couple more I like:
Post # 59
Damn we need a scroll at ur own risk warning on this thread. It contains pictures of spiders. Up close PICTURES!
Post # 60
OP, I feel your pain, and sorry that the spider activists are giving you a guilt trip. I’m sorry, but when I’m home alone and see a spider, I need to find a way to kill it. I don’t like to, but I’m way too terrified to get close enough to trap it under a cup and set it free. If my husband is home, I ask him not to hurt it and take it outside. I don’t just mean that they creep me out, I get full on panic attacks if I see a spider and it disappears somewhere. I am TERRIFIED of them. A few nights ago I found one under the pillow next to me, and I still can’t sleep until I’ve done a perimeter check! Sorry if killing spiders is inhumane, but I don’t want one of my fur babies eating/getting bitten by a potentially poisonous creature. We just moved to a new house, and I swear, I’m having to deal with more big, black spiders than ever before! I don’t know what to do!
P.s. let’s all just take a moment to be thankful that spiders don’t have wings. I don’t think I would survive.