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Informal poll:

(for real, I wanna know)

What do you do when you see a **fill in insect** in the house/apt/living area?

1) Ant
2) Spider
3) Moth
4) Other thing that you have encountered recently


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Aug. 18th, 2003 08:01 pm (UTC)
well, if it's an ant, i kill it and remember to look for more, if i see more, ant traps.
spiders: i don't kill. they are harmless, and they kill buzzy bugs like gnats and such, and i hate those because they are much more annoying.
moths: they kill themselves eventually in the lights, i ignore them.
centipedes: the most disgusting insects... they are harmless, but just big and scary and gross. so i kill them with a shoe (they are tough to kill) or i suck them up in the vaccum cleaner.
Aug. 18th, 2003 08:07 pm (UTC)
o/~ I'm not afraid of the water /
I'm not afraid to fly /
When I see a graet big bug /
I know that one of us must DIE! o/~

Christine Lavin
Aug. 18th, 2003 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ant, kill it. Spider, kill it. Moth, kill it. Other stuff, kill it.
Aug. 18th, 2003 11:27 pm (UTC)
Ant: kill it and eliminate its attraction (if known)
Many ants: set traps and/or spray

Spider: If I see it crawling on the walls and generally up to no good, I kill it. It won't find much food in here anyway, so I'm doing it a favor. If it happens to have a nice web catching a lot of food in a clever spot that doesn't bother me, I would leave it, but that never happens.

Moth: I don't see them much, but since they're so hard to kill fluttering around so fast, I would probably just play with the lights to draw them outdoors if they're really bothering me.

Those Rustic Village centipedes Jacquin mentioned are the worst. I've never seen them anywhere else but in those apartments. Fast buggers, too. That's the main thing that creeps me out about such insects - how fast they move.
Aug. 19th, 2003 03:28 am (UTC)
Ant - kill it. Or leave it. We have so many ants in our kitchen that it's sort of a lost cause and there's no challenge in catching them anyway.

Spider - kill it. Or leave it. Or catch it and put it outside. Depends on the kind of spider and my mood.

Moth - leave it or catch it and put it outside.

Fly - lost cause. Leave em. Unless there are so many that newspaper whacking actually works.

Grasshoppers and crickets - can't find em. If you do, you can't catch em. Leave em.
Aug. 19th, 2003 05:17 am (UTC)
Just for the record, I'll do this myself, too:

1) Ant: Kill it, and it's little friends too
2) Spider: Save it... bring it outside
3) Moth: Catch it, bring it outside
4) Other: if I don't know what it is, I kill it. If it is bigger than my hand, I tell it that it really should pay rent. hehe... :-P
Aug. 19th, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC)
I kill them all. Especially moths which are MY SWORN ENEMIES AND THE BANE OF MY EXISTANCE!!!!!!!!! rawr
Aug. 20th, 2003 04:57 am (UTC)

Hey, I think you get to be a moth in your next life just for that comment. :-P
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