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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!)

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    I don't have many scary bugs in my neck of the woods. The insects tend to be things like ants or house spiders. Although i did have a grasshopper around somewhere. I like to watch them, i'm good with them, when i was a very small girl (around age 2 and 3) i used to kiss earthworms.
    Some i'm a bit woosy around but i still mean them no harm except possibly mosquitos, they want my blood so they get splatted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    The wonders of living outside of the city and beside a lake. The summers are the worst...mosquitoes suck.
    This is an understatement. It's the only drawback of living on the water. Cuttters Yard Guard is the best thing ever but there are times nothing helps. We won't even discuss may flies. Their numbers are staggering.

    Quote Originally Posted by mnestic View Post
    I take it outdoors unless it is one of those house centipede things, because they disgust me beyond words.
    I have an inexplicable fear of centipedes. I don't shriek or freak out, I actually start hyperventilating. I told ENFJ man about this but I don't think he believed me until he saw it. He and the boys all know to a) remove me from any area containing centipedes and b) kill every single one they find. I have a regular pest service so it's very occasional when once appears.

    Once in awhile a lightning bug gets inside. Those get taken out and released. Spiders, it depends on what kind. Normal house ones are fine. Others get killed or taken out.
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    Shoo it outside. It's a life. I can't justify taking a life with my own hands, just cuz it's in "my" space. Unless it decides to come at me, directly - like, say, a mosquito. Who is after my blood and leaves me with itchy, big red bumps! :horor: [but they are usually not in my house, so they don't count re: OP].

    I also have a very real fear of centipedes....for those, I get someone else to deal with it, whichever way they choose (usually by shrieking like a little girl). [centipedes also don't count re: OP, cuz they're technically not insects...although, spiders, which are also not insects, get shooed out]

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    Quote Originally Posted by King-Of-Despair View Post
    My bro found a poisoned mouse at one point, and like any crazy little pyro, he lit it on fire, let the cat play around with it, the put it in the fire-place. I couldn't watch, that's too much.
    That's some psychopathic shit. Is he mentally unstable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Why would you shoo any insect out? It's not like they have a soul.
    All they have is instinct, no conscious thought.
    Besides, they are a menace. And if you let one go, it breeds, creating more.
    SQUASH THEM, SWAT THEM, OR SPRAY THEM AND FLUSH THEM DOWN THE TOILET. THERE IS NO MERCY.

    So those of you that take them outside - I take it you didn't have an insect collection when you were a kid.

    Animals on the other hand are a different thing. I can't kill animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    Shoo it outside. It's a life. I can't justify taking a life with my own hands, just cuz it's in "my" space. Unless it decides to come at me, directly - like, say, a mosquito. Who is after my blood and leaves me with itchy, big red bumps! :horor: [but they are usually not in my house, so they don't count re: OP].

    I also have a very real fear of centipedes....for those, I get someone else to deal with it, whichever way they choose (usually by shrieking like a little girl). [centipedes also don't count re: OP, cuz they're technically not insects...although, spiders, which are also not insects, get shooed out]
    the way i see it is if something bigger then us that made as look like bug size to them, then I'd fully expect to be squashed if I was in their space, so fair is fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    the way i see it is if something bigger then us that made as look like bug size to them, then I'd fully expect to be squashed if I was in their space, so fair is fair.
    The fact that you can even reason that there is a "space" that is yours while I highly doubt the insects have any understanding that they're in "your" space.

    If you're saying that the consequence for being in "your space" is their death - and they have no understanding that it is, indeed, your space - how can you then expect the insect [to understand] that they'll be squished?

    How is that fair?

    You expect to be squished when you're in someone else's space, that is bigger than you...because you have a highly complex brain that can process this. Insects don't expect any such things because they are unable to think in such ways....

    You have a highly complex brain - that can reason, understand and contemplate ethics, morality, etc., etc.....it allows you choice over your actions, and understanding of why you make the choices that you do. Think about it.

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    it just is.

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    I used to "shriek for someone else to deal with it" when I was a kid. Now I usually squish it -- I realized it was too ruthless to drown it in some kind of cleaner like I used to so I tend to kill it faster now.

    I would shoo it outside but it's a bit hard to get it down 17 storeys to the outside world...

    I got bitten by a spider as a kid. It made a boil on the back of my leg and there was pus coming out of it...naturally I went to the doctor and it healed alright, but since then I will not go to sleep with a spider anywhere near me. It's not worth it.
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    It depends on my mind frame at that moment. Sometimes I'll capture them and set them free. I think since I'm the one intruding on their land, I have no right to kill them. Other times I kill them, because that's what happens when predators encounter prey and I don't really have an obligation to let them live.
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