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Pike
11-20-2015, 05:04 PM
:ohdear::ohdear::ohdear::ohdear::ohdear:

Formalhaut
11-20-2015, 05:36 PM
I am a liberal bug killer. Mercy is a foreign concept to me. I don't want that thing anywhere near me.

escobert
11-20-2015, 05:52 PM
I am a liberal bug killer. Mercy is a foreign concept to me. I don't want that thing anywhere near me.

So I guess it'd be okay if someone killed you because they can?

I catch ANY bug and either get it out of the way or put it outside. Why do I need to kill something for no reason other than it exists?

Freya
11-20-2015, 06:01 PM
I leave them alone. They kill other bugs. Unless it's a poisonous one, then it needs to die. There was a banana spider (or whateve they call them here) above my trashcan for a while. I would throw grasshoppers to her. I named her Jolene.

Formalhaut
11-20-2015, 06:01 PM
I am a liberal bug killer. Mercy is a foreign concept to me. I don't want that thing anywhere near me.

So I guess it'd be okay if someone killed you because they can?

:irked: Noooo....? In my defense, if there is someone else in the room who can catch an insect, I'll let them deal with it. And if it is slow moving and just, stuck to the floor or the wall then I'll attempt to put a glass over it. I don't just kill on sight...

So you are better with bugs than I am. Congratulations?

Pumpkin
11-20-2015, 06:24 PM
Ignore it. Might kill it if its directly on me, but thats more reflex. Sometimes I will just swat it away.

Earwigs though.... they get no mercy from me

Karifean
11-20-2015, 06:27 PM
I usually go "oh look, a spider" in my head and then return to whatever I was doing.

Other times I swat them or move them outside. Depends on my mood I suppose.

Freya
11-20-2015, 06:38 PM
Oh yeah there's also a spider now living in my mailbox. He has green fangs, which is super cool. I named him Phil.

escobert
11-20-2015, 06:42 PM
I am a liberal bug killer. Mercy is a foreign concept to me. I don't want that thing anywhere near me.

So I guess it'd be okay if someone killed you because they can?

:irked: Noooo....? In my defense, if there is someone else in the room who can catch an insect, I'll let them deal with it. And if it is slow moving and just, stuck to the floor or the wall then I'll attempt to put a glass over it. I don't just kill on sight...

So you are better with bugs than I am. Congratulations?

It has noting to do with "being better with bugs" I don't like bugs but, that doesn't mean I need to kill them. It's called having respect for other living things regardless of how creepy or small they are. And you said in your first post that you are a "liberal bug killer".

Formalhaut
11-20-2015, 07:18 PM
I am a liberal bug killer. Mercy is a foreign concept to me. I don't want that thing anywhere near me.

So I guess it'd be okay if someone killed you because they can?

:irked: Noooo....? In my defense, if there is someone else in the room who can catch an insect, I'll let them deal with it. And if it is slow moving and just, stuck to the floor or the wall then I'll attempt to put a glass over it. I don't just kill on sight...

So you are better with bugs than I am. Congratulations?

It has noting to do with "being better with bugs" I don't like bugs but, that doesn't mean I need to kill them. It's called having respect for other living things regardless of how creepy or small they are. And you said in your first post that you are a "liberal bug killer".

Heaven forbid I inject a dose of sarcasm in my posts! Sheesh, anyone would think I literally hunted bugs with a fly-squatter, constantly living in fear for my life: God help an insect that flies into the room. As long as they're not invading my personal space, I'm more than happy to just let that spider (if it's small, mind) or moth or whatever occupy that corner of the room. But if a bug landed on me, I'd definitely freak out, which may or may not involve killing them.

I don't really see the issue here. It has nothing against my personal morals on the sanctity of life, thank you very much. :grump:

blackmage_nuke
11-20-2015, 07:37 PM
Kill it because the spiders down here can make you very ill and cause necrosis and jump at you and stuff and I don't know which is which and by the time I note it's markings and google it, it may have scurried away.

Crop
11-20-2015, 07:39 PM
I would never willingly kill another living thing unless it was a danger to me. I'm no huge fan of spiders or any insects, but they don't bother me. If I see one anywhere in my house I tend to just leave it be.
If someone else is around who really wants it gone I'll just take it outside.

Slothy
11-20-2015, 07:45 PM
I am a liberal bug killer. Mercy is a foreign concept to me. I don't want that thing anywhere near me.

So I guess it'd be okay if someone killed you because they can?

:irked: Noooo....? In my defense, if there is someone else in the room who can catch an insect, I'll let them deal with it. And if it is slow moving and just, stuck to the floor or the wall then I'll attempt to put a glass over it. I don't just kill on sight...

So you are better with bugs than I am. Congratulations?

It has noting to do with "being better with bugs" I don't like bugs but, that doesn't mean I need to kill them. It's called having respect for other living things regardless of how creepy or small they are. And you said in your first post that you are a "liberal bug killer".

What the hell man? He was being hyperbolic. It's a site poll thread for god's sake. The serious biznis section is farther down.

Del Murder
11-20-2015, 07:53 PM
I kill it because it's easier than trying to delicately remove it from the wall and put it outside. I can't ignore it because my kids might find it later and eat it.

Raistlin
11-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Burn the house down. It's beyond saving.

starlet
11-20-2015, 09:01 PM
Hide in another room because I live alone. If someone else lived with me I would enlist them to do something about it (sorry Mirage in advance!)

Mirage
11-20-2015, 09:48 PM
Anything that eats flies are good in my books.

Ayen
11-20-2015, 11:43 PM
KILL IT WITH FIRE!

Big D
11-21-2015, 11:57 AM
If it's a daddy long legs, it gets left alone to go about its business. If it's another species, and it's big enough to potentially be harmful, then it gets the 'catch and release' treatment and starts a new life in the great outdoors.

Fynn
11-21-2015, 06:39 PM
Spiders aren't bugs, Formy :p

I'm not bothered by them and I'm happy that they get rid of all the real nasty buggers that infest out planets otherwise, but my wife has severe arachnophobia, so I throw them out. Sometimes, however, they run into a corner in such a way that I just can't grab them by the leg and am forced to kill them :G

http://static2.fjcdn.com/comments/5551852+_9f129ec3690d6ba731b347ff3ef14633.jpg

maybee
11-21-2015, 07:16 PM
If it's small/ small ish grab a cup and send the little fella outside. If the bloody thing is a massive spider from the depths of hell- no mercy. Kill it.

ShunNakamura
11-21-2015, 08:06 PM
KILL IT WITH FIRE! (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/16/seattle-house-fire-spider/12724817/)

Anyways more sanely I don't usually bother with catch/release of anything. My experience with mice is that you just get re-infested two seconds after dropping the critter off. Unless you want to spend the gas to drive it several miles away(ok that might be overkill). At which point you are literally just making it another person's problem. Point being having to deal with the invasion of the field mice every fall-winter has definitely colored my way of thinking on dealing with pests in general. Don't go where you should be and I will likely never know you exist. I don't go out of my way to bother even the mice. But if you are getting into crap, or otherwise making a nuisance of yourself you gotta go. I will not tolerate impolite house guests regardless of species(see unlike some others I am not prejudiced upon what they look like, I treat them based on how they act!), apparently though calling the cops to 'remove an unwanted house guest' from the premises is only acceptable when we are talking people. Or potentially rabid raccoons.

Formalhaut
11-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Spiders aren't bugs, Formy :p


Same diff. :shrug:

Jinx
11-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Other: I name them and treat them like bros! Spiders are so cool, dude. And honestly, they mostly don't move and are lazy and hang out in one spot.

If they are poisonous, I'll kill them. Otherwise, they're my friends and can hang out as long as they want.

Rin Heartilly
11-22-2015, 08:31 AM
I have severe arachnophobia, I live in Australia and you find those demon spawn everywhere...and we have so many venomous ones...so if I see one that's bigger than my pinky nail, it dies. The only one that gets a free pass are daddy long legs but if it goes within the vicinity of my bed, I'm gonna kill it.

Although because I'm so terrified of spiders I try to kill them by throwing shoes at them from a distance and my aim is terrible so they usually flee the scene unharmed anyway -___-

Bubba
11-23-2015, 02:16 PM
When I was young, my Dad told me that spiders had come in the night and taken my favourite teddy. My brother says my Dad lost it whilst we were on a day out but I don't believe him.

Whenever I come across a spider in my house now I usually end up torturing it for information.

Shiny
11-23-2015, 03:47 PM
A small spider bit my foot and I had a severe allergic reaction so I'm just going to kill them first now and ask questions later.

Madame Adequate
11-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Depends on how big it is.

If it's a small spider, I just use a shotgun.

If it's a big one, I burn the house down.

If it's a really big one, or a nest or some equally horrific shit, I take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

SammieBabe
11-24-2015, 05:26 PM
Florida is the land of 8 million bugs the size of your dog, so I tend to leave most spiders alone, so they eat the bugs I hate more. Unless they touch me. Then they die.
We have had a black widow show up on the porch once. That one died immediately.
Our spiders to get pretty massive down here too. Years ago, we had a massive banana spider build a nest between our shed and a tree. Including legs, the spider was bigger than my head. My younger son was about 3 at the time, and completely fascinated by it. He never tried to touch it, just liked to sit in the yard and watch it.

Fynn
11-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Yeah, I think the size of the spiders may be a factor in my relative pacifism :D That and we really don't have venomous ones here.

Mirage
11-24-2015, 05:37 PM
Spiders aren't bugs, Formy :p


Same diff. :shrug:

different diff.
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Formalhaut
11-24-2015, 06:26 PM
Florida is the land of 8 million bugs the size of your dog, so I tend to leave most spiders alone, so they eat the bugs I hate more. Unless they touch me. Then they die.
We have had a black widow show up on the porch once. That one died immediately.
Our spiders to get pretty massive down here too. Years ago, we had a massive banana spider build a nest between our shed and a tree. Including legs, the spider was bigger than my head. My younger son was about 3 at the time, and completely fascinated by it. He never tried to touch it, just liked to sit in the yard and watch it.

:eek:

blackmage_nuke
11-24-2015, 07:11 PM
I saw "THERE IS A SPIDER (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEK97bSz6LQ)..." (swearing in that link) in the tab on my browser and thought someone had made an Always Sunny in Philadelphia thread and I was raring to quote

Citizen Bleys
11-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Unless it's a poisonous one, then it needs to die.


If they are poisonous, I'll kill them.

No spiders are poisonous. However, if you encounter poisonous wildlife of any sort, there is no need to be alarmed. You are safe as long as you don't eat it.

All spiders, however, are venomous to one degree or another. Spiders use their venom to digest their food, so a nonvenomous spider would die of starvation immediately.

For this reason, most defensive spider bites are dry bites, devoid of venom, since the spider needs that venom to live. An envenomed bite will only come from a spider in fear of its life and are thus easy to avoid.

Few spiders in North America are aggressive.

A spider's diet consists exclusively of things that piss me off.

In conclusion, if you kill spiders, fuck you.

Freya
11-24-2015, 10:27 PM
Brown recluse are common in my area and bites from them are not rare either. They put holes in limbs. I'm okay not letting them get close. So I guess, smurf me eh?

Honestly, bugs die before they get to my house. Perks of dating a guy who's father owns a pest control company I guess. They never get in.

Bugs don't bother me too much but cockroaches are crazy gross. And crazy weird.

Citizen Bleys
11-25-2015, 03:55 AM
Brown recluses are timid. The clue's in the name.

Also, this (http://www.wired.com/2013/11/poor-misunderstood-brown-recluse/)

Spiders are good for humans. They are a lot more harmless, and a lot more fragile, than people think. A fall from your computer desk would be fatal to a Chilean Rosehair Tarantula (The most docile breed of T, popular as pets, and often used in movies due to being unlikely to bite). Spiders are smart enough not to pick fights with things like us that can easily kill them without ever becoming vulnerable to the spider's defence mechanisms.

Spider prey, conversely is dangerous to human beings as it contains bugs that are not only "gross creepy-crawlies," but also carriers of disease, as well as more aggressive bugs, such as wasps (defending on the breed of spider, of course -- naturally a tiny salticidae-type could never digest a wasp, but some argiopes are big enough to tackle the little bastards)

I do, however, understand how some of you feel about spiders because that is how I feel about children.

SammieBabe
11-25-2015, 02:32 PM
I saw another banana spider once make a web between two trees. They get huge, but are beautiful and really don't do much. We also get some rather large Huntsman and Wolf spiders too, but they're pretty harmless. Occasionally one shows up in my bathroom. The live and let live policy is still active unless they touch me.
We also get Brown Recluse spiders here too, and I know two people who have been bitten. They only tend to bite if you get into their areas.

Fynn
11-25-2015, 02:35 PM
I just googled banana spiders. They do look rather pretty, but I'm sure my wife would die on the spot if she saw one of them.

Why is arachnophobia so prevalent? :(

Freya
11-25-2015, 02:39 PM
Our banana spider, Jolene, She lived between my recycle can and the garage for 3 months last summer. I didn't recycle that whole summer just to not move the recycle can xD My trash guy must have thought I was crazy after then and My bin was full for every trash day after. I named her jolene because she ate another banana spider once. So JOLEENE JOLENE I'm begging of you please don't take my man. Please don't take him because you can, as Dolly Parton said.

Formalhaut
11-28-2015, 05:11 PM
fatal[/I] to a Chilean Rosehair Tarantula (The most docile breed of T, popular as pets, and often used in movies due to being unlikely to bite). Spiders are smart enough not to pick fights with things like us that can easily kill them without ever becoming vulnerable to the spider's defence mechanisms.

Spider prey, conversely is dangerous to human beings as it contains bugs that are not only "gross creepy-crawlies," but also carriers of disease, as well as more aggressive bugs, such as wasps (defending on the breed of spider, of course -- naturally a tiny salticidae-type could never digest a wasp, but some argiopes are big enough to tackle the little bastards)

I do, however, understand how some of you feel about spiders because that is how I feel about children.

I like to think myself as rational and that all bugs (and spiders) that I dislike are actually very useful in the ecosystem and prey upon actually dangerous creatures. I really do.

Until they enter my home. Rationality sort of flies out of the window when you have a phobia.


I named her jolene because she ate another banana spider once.

:eek:

Aulayna
11-28-2015, 08:35 PM
Burning the house down is the only solution.

Fynn
11-28-2015, 08:46 PM
I named her jolene because she ate another banana spider once.

:eek:

Typical newlywed spat :gator:

Shiny
11-28-2015, 10:38 PM
Harmless my ass!

Fynn
11-28-2015, 11:25 PM
Oh, I remember reading this awesome Cracked article some time ago! Apparently, some ant-eating spiders have evolved to look exactly like ants so they can surprise their victims.

Some spiders have evolved to resemble two ants because their mandibles are too big to make them believable ants, so those just become another ant :monster:

Bri
11-29-2015, 01:16 AM
Wow, everyones post on here is just amazing in every detail. Well as for me if I see I spider on the wall i will kill it, 'cept if it is daddy long legs.

Formalhaut
11-29-2015, 01:50 AM
Wow, everyones post on here is just amazing in every detail.

I'm fighting hard not to take this as witty sarcasm, to be honest :p

Laddy
11-29-2015, 05:41 AM
I'm a socialist so I perverse her life in the hopes of having her as a powerful ally against the bourgeoisie.

Pete for President
11-30-2015, 08:45 AM
SAVE THE SPIDERS

Araciel
12-02-2015, 01:50 AM
I kill it. I don't eat it, which is a shame, but it was more an intruder than a hapless member of nature so it's okay.

fire_of_avalon
12-03-2015, 02:00 AM
I leave it alone moatly. If its in my hair it has to die.