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View Poll Results: what do you do if you find an insect in the house?

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  • shoo it outside

    42 48.84%
  • squish it

    22 25.58%
  • shriek for someone else to deal with it

    3 3.49%
  • something else (explain dammit!)

    19 22.09%
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    I usually leave spiders alone.

    Water bugs/roaches die. Mosquitoes get slapped.

    Ants are ignored until they start getting into food. Then they get poisoned.

    Camel crickets get the shriek for someone else to deal with it treatment. Black crickets get ignored unless they startle me.

    Lady bugs and other nice bugs get put outside.

    Fleas are treated for before the flea season starts.
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    Unless it's actually likely to be, or is actually being, harmful in some way, it usually gets chucked out, or simply ignored if it's not too annoying. Big buzzy flies have to die right away, I really hate the sound the things make, the way they go round and round the lightbulb bumping into things, and don't want them going anywhere near anything edible. Cockroaches have to die too, because they're flippin' cockroaches. Obviously anything that's actually trying to eat me dies too.

    Maybugs, despite their remarkable resemblance to cockroaches, are perfectly harmless and only there through evolved stupidity, so they get rescued and put back out, so they can continue making intermittent percussive sounds against the now closed window all evening as they duly fly back into it again and again

    Spiders are normally harmless enough to ignore unless they're big buggers or are trying to spin webs, then they have to be evicted. Hopefully they'll catch something evil like flies or mosquitoes outside.

    Ants are relatively harmless, but can become extremely annoying if they actually try taking up residence inside the house or carry out their investigations too much. They MAY have to be poisoned, depending. Any that think they're going to live inside the house with me by building their nest there definitely are going to have to die.
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    90% outside, 10% squish. It's not a 100% either way thing.

    And mosquitos - since survival of the fittest is the issue, the mosquito goes down.

    Wasps are generally not safe for toying with either. Flies - swatted.
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    I have a system for eradicating spiders:

    1. Find nearest form of tissue, be it toilet tissue or facial.
    2. Take spider and squish it in tissue.
    3. Find nearest toilet bowl.
    4. Flush the spider down the toilet.

    Mosquitoes... hate those things. I feel like a magnet to them. They get killed on the spot.

    Flies get the swatter. Wasps and yellow jackets get the swatter too. Bees, in theory I'd like to release them because their population hasn't been doing well lately, need pollinators. I end up swatting bees though. In high school, during band rehearsals I slaughtered a wasp with my clarinet case. Was the closest weapon I could find at the moment. I'm not a fan of insects with stingers.

    Ladybugs, fireflies, moths, and butterflies get released outside. They don't bug me much.
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    I normally don't like to kill anything, and will do my best to shoo an insect out of the home, but if it's poisonous, fuc*in HUGE, or about to crawl under something I'd rather it not hide under for lord knows how long (and possibly die there), I'll kill it.

    I actually tell the insect to leave a few times. Yes, I talk to creatures.

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    I'm the only one that shrieks for someone else to deal with it?!

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    Is it a mosquito? -- yes -- > Get it before it gets you
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    Shoo/place it outside (includes poisonous creatures)
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    I set my cat on it. She thinks bugs are yummy.

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    Mostly they get put outside. I usually kill spiders, flies and roaches.
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    I do not like the sensation I get when I squish an exoskeleton.

    I used to be ridiculously phobic of exos, then I took an entomology class, and that fear subsided immensely, but it's still there.

    If it is huge, or scary, I'll get my mother, or my SO to do something about it.

    If it is cute and friendly, I'll let it be, or let it out.

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