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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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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    It would be pretty cool if you could shoo a mosquito outside.
    Hmmm - but if you leave the spiders and alike alive - they might just eat them?????
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    I hate killing anything, so I tend to take them outside. It's quite troublesome with spiders because I'm afraid of them, but I do it anyway.
    I do tend to kill mosquitoes that interrupt my sleep, but that's more of a reflex than anything. But it's quite rare because I don't give them much of an opportunity to get indoors anyway.

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    It really depends on what kind of bug it is. If it's something like a black widow or some other kind of dangerous bug, I kill it. I kill roaches and pests too. If it's something else like a moth then I shoo it outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Yeah I get what that's like. Like, you know that a comment wasn't directed at you, but you kinda feel like it was and you answer anyway; right?
    noooo haha i didn't feel like it was...i didn't care who it was to. i just had a comment haha
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    Usually I ignore them, actually. I voted shoo outside but I should've voted "other". Don't squish, there's no need, it's kinda gross to do, plus it makes a gross mess. Mosquitoes don't count, of course. And I might try to kill a horse fly/wasp/etc if it was being too annoying.

    Except if it was a cockroach. Then I would hypothetically yell for someone else to deal with it, they creep me out too much luckily hasn't happened before. We also don't have dangerous bugs here, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    noooo haha i didn't feel like it was...i didn't care who it was to. i just had a comment haha
    Yeah, same shit's happened to me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    I hate killing anything, so I tend to take them outside. It's quite troublesome with spiders because I'm afraid of them, but I do it anyway.
    I do tend to kill mosquitoes...
    Me too. I try to shoo them away/outside, but if they get ornery, I usually kill them. I feel bad about it, though and usually apologize.

    I don't have the same patience for mosquitoes. I try to repel them, but if they're biting, I'm backhanding.

    My stance on cockroaches is that they're a resilient enough species, they could do with some stompin every once in awhile. The big ones in cities usually give me the stare-down, so I tend to leave them alone for fear that they'll call in reinforcements. Plus, they're pretty creepy.

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    I always leave the french doors open and sometimes some rather large insects come in and then get stuck in the skylights where they buzz around annoying me to no ends... I usually end up trying to encourage them to go back outside with a broom while standing on a chair... if they do not comply I usually squish them and then feel kind of bad about killing them when I really just wanted for them to quit buzzing at me

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    squish it - because I value my time.

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    Cockroaches and mosquitoes must die. Everything else gets shoo'd out.

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