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  • squish it

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  • shriek for someone else to deal with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRMC117 View Post
    I love creepy crawlies I like to take them outside and see where they go from there. I will sometimes think about the spider, bettle, ETC later on and wonder where it ended up at lol
    likewise, ha!
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    I already live with at least one hundred plants in my living room. So it's normal they attract a kind of ecosystem. I even tolerate tropical wasps and jumping spiders. Of course they could sting me, so I have to be careful. But it's even funnier to observe them hunting flies.

    Of course, this pocket ecosystem is not allowed to reach my bedroom, but when you know which species are interacting there, it's easy to control its parameters. Most species are very territorial, so they never really try to escape. Plus they would die outside, because of the cold, dry European climate.
    As a matter of principle, I never use any kind of poison or insecticide, especially in my flat. It's a biological garden.
    Sometimes, I even fed some of "my" insects-friends on purpose, especially during winter times, when available food is scarce.

    Having my own jungle also means benefiting from a few advantages: there never were any roach, tick, aphid or mosquitoe in my flat, since they are immediately hunted by vicious predators.
    Even mice get hunted: I've already witnessed the scene.
    The only issue are leeches and slugs: I have to set Beer traps amongst my plants to get their population under control.
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    ^ You maintain your own rainforest ecosystem in your house, complete with killer wasps, bloodsucking leeches, and mouse-eating spiders? Christ, Blackmail, I don't think anyone's going to outdo you on bug tolerance in this thread! You are the unofficial TypoC eco-hero!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    ^ You maintain your own rainforest ecosystem in your house, complete with killer wasps, bloodsucking leeches, and mouse-eating spiders? Christ, Blackmail, I don't think anyone's going to outdo you on bug tolerance in this thread! You are the unofficial TypoC eco-hero!
    Since my ground surface is rather scarce, I have designed my own variant of vertical garden -I have lot of sunlight and a very high ceiling-. Epiphytes and vines are perfect for that.

    Well, like I said, wasps aren't such a problem. Even when one of them gets stuck around a lamp, it's not that difficult to remove it: you just have to be very quiet and careful; I've never been stung this way, nor the people I invite for dinner (smoking is totally forbidden).

    Oh. And you should also take extra care to clean the kitchen very thoroughly, so you do not attract them there with sweet perfumes.
    But since I open my windows on a daily basis, many of them try to escape anyway. They can't get very far, unfortunately for them...

    Most tropical spiders are territorial so they self-regulate their numbers. They do not like to wander very far away from their silk nest, well hidden within old leaves and pine chips. You just have to know them, that's all. Basically, they're harmless but fun to observe.

    Small tiny leeches, on the other hand, can be a real pest, even they do not survive very long once they're far away from ferns and moss (they require me to put gloves on when I'm working around those plants). If I could totally get rid of them, I would.
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    Default lets over analyze...

    That all depends... Is it harmful? Do you have children? Do you have an allergy to the bug? Is it angry? I'd have to say squish in most cases. I always tell myself while squishing, " Self, this is your turf. This bug has entered your dwelling. Defend it." Maybe that's just so I can rationalize the killing. Of course then I sound like "the white man" taking pieces of Earth I feel entitled to and making up rules about it. But I am know to be a master of justification...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Since my ground surface is rather scarce, I have designed my own variant of vertical garden -I have lot of sunlight and very high ceiling-. Epiphytes and vines are perfect for that.

    Well, like I said, wasps aren't such a problem. Even when one of them gets stuck around a lamp, it's not that difficult to remove it: you just have to be very quiet and careful; I've never been stung this way, nor the people I invite for dinner (smoking is totally forbidden).

    Oh. And you should also take extra care to clean the kitchen very thoroughly, so you do not attract them there with sweet perfumes.
    But since I open my windows on a daily basis, many of them try to escape anyway. They can't get very far, unfortunately for them...

    Most tropical spiders are territorial so they self-regulate their numbers. They do not like to get very far away from their silk nest, well hidden within old leaves and pine chips. You just have to know them, that's all. Basically, they're harmless but fun to observe.

    Small tiny leeches, on the other hand, can be a real pest, even they do not survive very long once they're far away from from ferns and moss (they require me to put gloves on when I'm working around those plants). If I could totally get rid of them, I would.
    How big are those wasps?

    I am entirely curious as to what is hunting the mice?
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    Something else:

    Spiders I catch unless they're the kind that chases prey instead of webbing. (I don't like webs, but I do like spiders for keeping my house a little more mosquito free.)

    Flies, moths, and other harmless fliers I shoo careful out of the house.

    Wasps, especially big ones (queens looking for a nesting area) are killed on sight.

    And mosquito's better not show themselves to me, because when I do I get in a killer frenzy.
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    I let them stay. I like spiders. O_O

    They're not disgusting, they reduce the other bugs, and I like having them crawl on me.
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    Depends on the bug.

    Mosquitos die on sight (within reason -- based on the sheer number of mosquitos that exist where I live, I'd be doing nothing but mosquito extermination if I employed this too strictly). Spiders will get left alone unless they're near my room, in which case I move them outside. Weird centipede things live mainly because they move so damned quickly. Flies usually get left because they never stay in one place long enough to be killed, and the Family Guy clip posted earlier illustrates the problem with shooing them outside, heh. Moths, I get someone else to handle it. Crickets I actually find kind of adorable, heh, and if they shut up I leave them; if they don't, I move them to the garage.
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    I regularly squish them, houses are for humans (and pets at a stretch). I've become quite good at it. got a spider bout 10 minutes ago with my shoe.
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