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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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    Default shoo it outside or squish it?

    say you find a spider or something in your house... what do you do?

    and why?!
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    I take it outside a lot. Because it seems like the spider would have more fun that way.

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    I take it outside too. I cannot bear to squish things!
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    Spiders I let live. They seem nice.

    Everything else I kill. Sometimes slowly, if they look particularly juicy.



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    I take spiders outside... I like them, they're kind of cute in an 8 legged manner plus, they eat other bugs

    mosquitoes must die, but that's just a fact of life
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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Spiders I let live. They seem nice.

    Everything else I kill. Sometimes slowly, if they look particularly juicy.
    :eek:
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    I squish the bugs more often than not. I've always hated spiders and there were plenty of other bugs wanting to cozy up in the place I grew up in. If they would only stay away from me but the bastards need to crawl all over the place. The wonders of living outside of the city and beside a lake. The summers are the worst...mosquitoes suck.

    So I guess I've been desensitized to the life of the bugs from an early age. I take no joy in squishing a bug or make it my mission to seek out bugs to squish with fire in my eyes, though. If merely opening a window or a door would take care of the problem, I'd shoo it outside.

    And if the roles were reversed, I wouldn't expect anything else from the bug either.

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    Squish it. Because it's easier.

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    Put it outside - we have stuffed up the ecosystems enough by destroying too many of nature's critters, deliberately or inadvertently, without understanding or appreciating their role in the web of life.
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    Sometimes I save them, sometimes I call over one of my cats who can have an impromptu furry many legged snack!

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