Is killing insects wrong?

@Madshadi (7875)
Brussels, Belgium
February 2, 2018 5:36am CST
I was cleaning my garage yesterday when I found a nasty spider nest with lots of baby spiders. Every night, at least one of them spiders would try to crawl up to the living room. I was glad to find a possible source where they all come from. I wanted to take all those spiders outside so they can find another shelter, but the babies were too small and fast to catch. I just squashed them all with my boots so they wouldn’t run and hide in other places. No, it didn’t feel good. I hate killing insects but I do not want them to wander around my house. And I’m sure people from other parts of the world have nastier bugs to worry about than just spiders. Do you squash insects you find inside your home too?
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@JolietJake (45460)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb
I squash 'em or spray 'em. Thankfully I don't get many.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
I’m sure Scar would take care of some too
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@JolietJake (45460)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb
@Madshadi He likes 'sky raisins' (flies)...goes nuts chasing them...then *crunch*
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@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
2 Feb
I move spiders outside, we consider bad luck killing spiders. As much as I can I avoid killing insects, but I spray flies and mosquitoes if they are inside the house.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
I heard about killing spiders bringing bad luck. I just killed so many little spider babies. I’m doomed. Spraying insects is the easiest way
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@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
2 Feb
@Madshadi I am sure you are not doomed. I should stop believing in silly superstitions.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
@LadyDuck i really hope not . I myself believe in few too.
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@miketagz (2858)
• Philippines
2 Feb
Insects like worm, cockroaches, ants, and spiders are the most common visitors in our house. I prefer to use broom on cockroaches but not to squeeze it because may spread some germs. I recommend put some cucumbers for some ants but also can apply spray to prevent invading insects inside our territory.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
I didn’t know cucumbers keep ants away
@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
@miketagz I know cats hate it too
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@miketagz (2858)
• Philippines
2 Feb
@Madshadi Yeah I forgot about cats. But its nice to have them inside for hunting rats. :-)
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@DianneN (66529)
• United States
2 Feb
I'm terrified of spiders! I'm even afraid to get close enough to kill them. When alone, I vacuum them up and spray poison inside the vacuum cleaner. Other bugs don't bother me, but I don't want them inside my house.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
It’s good that you spray poison or they can get out or worse build a nest there
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@DianneN (66529)
• United States
2 Feb
@Madshadi I heard that. That's why I spray like a madwoman. Lol!
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@shaggin (32693)
• United States
2 Feb
Some insects that get in my home I will take outside like lady bugs etc but most I squish. Outside I let them be but inside no way as I don't want them breeding in here.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
I take care of them as soon as I spot them
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@Angela150 (948)
• London, England
2 Feb
Yes i use spider spray. I have young children so would not like them to be bitten by spiders.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
That’s my main concern too. Some spider bites can be really nasty
@JSAph8888 (979)
• Philippines
2 Feb
Whenever I see cockroaches, mosquitoes, I squash them. I have no heart to them. But I just shoo the spiders because I can't squash them. I dunno. Maybe, they are unharmful to me.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
Spiders would definitely escape footfalls. It’s a good way of sending them away
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• Philippines
2 Feb
@Madshadi You just said that you killed the spiders? Hhahaha. Kidding.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
@JSAph8888 yes I killed whole lot of them
@amadeo (53971)
• United States
2 Feb
Most of the time I let them back out.Very seldom give them a squish.Depending what kind of but.Ticks I wiped them out
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
I am all for killing ticks
@amadeo (53971)
• United States
2 Feb
@Madshadi yes they are really bad
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@rakski (3099)
• Philippines
3 Feb
oh yes, especially mosquitoes! we have a lot of them here!
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
3 Feb
I’m glad we don’t have much here
@Courage7 (1256)
• United States
2 Feb
I do not believe it is wrong no
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
I prefer not to but when I must then I don’t think it’s wrong either
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@yugocean (6503)
• India
2 Feb
I don't like killing them either, but I have no heart for mosquitoes.
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Feb
Me neither. Those blood sucking little monsters should be killed on sight
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@JudyEv (107983)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb
I usually spray them. Occasionally I'll trap one under a glass then transfer it outside.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
9 Feb
Sometimes but is never a good feeling. So I usually spray before I see any insect. I try to do something more pro active.
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Feb
I am not Vegan nor Member of the Jainist religion. I dont intentionally kill insects per say. I am sure though I killed many insects whenever I eat salads. Oh I use Cricket flour on baking because I want a low fat protein source since I am trying body building.