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View Poll Results: Women, do you kill bugs/arachnids/rodents in your house/apartment yourself?

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  • yes

    7 46.67%
  • no

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  • killing cockroaches is immoral

    1 6.67%
  • I'm a lazy slob and I don't care

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    I'm able to kill rodents, bees, & spiders. I've got some weird insect phobias though. Killing grasshoppers, crickets, those big 'waterbug' roaches, moths, or locusts is completely out of the question. I will call my husband (whilst freaking out) in a second to take care of them. He knows his bug killing responsibilities well. If I am not at home, any able bodied male or female around will be asked to take care of it. I could care less if it is a person of the opposite sex or not. I'm looking for competency only when it comes to this type of problem.
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    I have two house spiders, they're my mosquito killing pets.

    Ironically they're both wolf spiders. They dont spin webs.

    PS: My sister kills everything, my mother prefers to catch everything and release it outside.
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    ^Wolf spiders scare the crap out of me. That’s the only spider (thus far) that I’ve needed someone else to get rid of. Just about anything else I either capture and throw outside or (if it’s a spider) I use the vacuum and kid myself and tell myself it can’t get back out. And I don’t really care if it does get back out, I just want it out of sight and nowhere near wherever I caught it. [And with smaller spiders, I might not even bother catching them- so long as they keep the webs and nests out of sight.]

    The only thing I’ll kill directly are ants and mosquitoes. And I invariably feel guilty about the ants (but not the mosquitoes).

    I’ve only ever seen a mouse once (in my own living space- I'm not counting the times I've seen one in someone else's place, because that wouldn't be my responsibility). My reaction was to scream and jump onto the sofa, which I thought was hilarious because I never, never would have guessed that’s what I’d actually do. It’s the stereotypical response- to scream and jump up onto furniture- and I always thought, “like anyone would ever really do that.” But I totally did. I’m not sure what I’d have done if I saw it again (indicating I’d need to ‘get rid’ of it- it seems to have left on its own….maybe because I have cats).
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    have you ever seen a banana spider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I do not kill spiders because they are allowed to live in my house because they kill bugs.
    Same here for same reason , i also welcome lady bugs in my home because they eat some really really tiny insects that might be hidden somewhere, just as long as they dont start a family in my home(which they never had). Luckily there isnt many spiders or other insects or animals where i live that get inside my home, except twice a bird woke me up by coming inside my bedroom, but no need to kill them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post

    Also, dude, your poll is topsy turvy. I have no clue how to vote using that thing
    I botched the thread big time. The question is actually in the first post. And yes, I also realized that the subject heading is full of mistakes.

    I don't like maggots, either, but I had to suck it up and deal with them when a mouse got stuck in the trap over the weekend when I was away. Did I mention it was July 4th weekend with 100 degree temperatures? Heat changes the decomposition rate a lot. I couldn't eat anything but popsicles the rest of that day... I didn't think I would have been able to keep it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    have you ever seen a banana spider?
    I haven't. Are you talking about the spiders that were found on bananas this past week- and some family had to be evacuated from their house because the bananas they brought home with their groceries had a nest of killer spiders on it? That actually scared me out of getting any bananas this week- as illogical as that may be.

    eta: I'd google "banana spider" to see if that's what you're talking about- but then I might actually have to see one, and I'd totally rather not.
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    I usually just let bugs and spiders go, unless someone else is afraid of them or they're in a place they really shouldn't be (bed, near food, etc.). If the rodent was small enough to use a mouse trap on, I'd take care of it myself. I don't know what I'd do if it was bigger.

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    Hey, I can fix the poll but it'll lose any answers it already has. Let me know in a PM if you want me to do that, and if so, what the poll title and options should be.

    I am terrified of moths (don't judge). I will enlist anyone's help for those. I've made my daughter do moth removals when my husband isn't here. Other than that, unless it flies, I guess we're pretty equal-opportunity. I will fuck a roach up (again, unless it flies- then I chicken out). I don't mind spiders at all though if they're big or in an inconvenient place I'll usually put them outside, and thank goodness we've never had any rodents in the house but I don't think I'd have any problem heading up a rodent removal plan as long as I didn't have to actually touch it. Traps or whatever, I'm okay with handling those.

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    the music my room mate listens to would probably kill all pests and vermin, it's so shitty.

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