ahhh a spider!!!

@Sissygrl (10914)
Canada
January 6, 2008 9:53am CST
What do you do when you find a spider, or another type of insect or bug that shouldnt be in your house that is ? Do you squish it ? Do you call for help ? do you call 911 ? Do you call pest controll ? Or are you like me and gentally pick the bug up with some tissue, and quickly (while trying not to freak out if its a big one) run to the toilet and bift it in and flush ? lol. I don't like to kill things, but i dont like bugs in my house either! this way the water kills the bug not me ;)
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23 responses
7 Jan 08
911? Sissygrl! you haven't. It reminds though, recently over here our news have been given the rights to play some of our 999 calls and since it's very close the devils number (666) I think stupid callers should be blamed for wasting time, when emerancy units can't make the scene because people are calling saying "I can't find focus or do-it all"
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
lol joey i would never call 911 unless it was a real emergency, that was ment to be something to make people laugh! but you and one other are the only ones who responded to that part so far lol. That would be pretty silly of a thing to do.
8 Jan 08
I was laughing with you. I know you wouldn't call 911, you're way smarter then those who do. I still can't keep a straight face here, it's amusing to think that some people would either just ignore, remove, or stomp. Thanks for posting! ~Joey
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
7 Jan 08
When I was young, I was the one my mom always called to squish the spider/get rid of the lizard, etc. But then one day when I was unpacking a box after I moved into a new apartment, as I opened the lid of the box - BOOM! A great big spider popped out of the box right into my face. Well, I haven't liked spiders since. I also had my first encounter with a cockroach around that time - I have knew those suckers could fly! I don't like them either. I call really loud for my husband now to take care of those things. I still like reptiles.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
I like reptiles too, but they are not around here roaming free.. only in pet stores, too cold for them here. I guess in the summer time we have like salamanders :) closest thing though. I have only seen one cockroach in my life. i'm not sure if it was just a really big beetle or if it was a cockroach, cause usually where there is one there is more, but i only see the one and i SCREAMED and my dad came running and cut it in half with something, lol.
• United States
7 Jan 08
I'm in Phoenix, so we have lots of reptiles and "lovely" bugs most of the time. Although it's cold now (cold for here) so we don't see as many bugs now and the lizards and things when you do see them are moving pretty slow.
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@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
6 Jan 08
I pick it up and look what kind of spider it is, since there exists no naturally venomous spiders in Sweden (at least none that pose any danger to man) there is no risk of poisoning. After i pick the spider up and have looked at it i let it go outside.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
Wow you are much more brave then i am. I wont pick the spider up with my bare hands no way, poisonous or not no thanks!
@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
6 Jan 08
Thanx, i have a fascinated about spiders, so i love picking them up and checking what species of spiders they are, not that i have any particular knoledge of it. Sadly often when i find spiders, the largest have like the size of a few centimeters. However i can't think if having one for a pet, there to boring for that.
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@OConnell87 (1045)
7 Jan 08
i always shout for my mum, i can't bare the thought of an insect crawling on me, so my mum will either kill it with her shoe or put it outside
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
spidey - Spider, but a cuter one
lol. i'm the mom here.. My daughter is only 17 months, i guess almost 18, and she seen a spider on the floor in the bathroom and i had never heard her scream that loud before lol. poor lil thing.
• United States
7 Jan 08
I can handle any kind of insect but a spider. Then I scream for help. They give me the creeps. I make my son tend to them and I really don't care what he does to them as long as they are gone.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
spider - Spidey
lol well i hope he doesn't EAT THEM! lol. My friend has a sucker from mexico that has a spider inside the candy. That is gross.
@diillu (5128)
7 Jan 08
Whenever I see cockroach I just squish it. Cause I really hate this insect apart from this insect I wouldn't consider other insect to squish it. I would just pick it up and throw it out of the window or something but wouldn't consider to squish. And yes, house fly is also another bug which I simply have to squish whenever I see one. I just don't like the idea of seeing them around my room.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
Oh yea i forgot about the annoying flies, that fly around near your head when your trying to sleep GR they make me made. Sometimes they are hard to catch too!!
@iamsree (441)
• India
7 Jan 08
i live in india,so i have all kinda bugs in my house...usually my kills any bugs especially roaches,she hates them and spiders too...but me,my bro and sis don't kill bugs,well may be some wasps....and we adore spiders....we won't disrupt their webbings and there are all kinda spiders...with diffefernt body patterns and colours...some would jump really fast and high and some are really big and some tiny...and some make beautiful and strong webbing
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
i guess we need some people in the world who appretiate nature the way you do ;)
• China
7 Jan 08
I am a optimism ,i hope everything is beautiful ,but i am scared of the poisonous bugs,if i see them , i should call for help.once a blackbeetle fly in my house let me squeal,and then my father squish it.thank godness,it is not hurt me.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
lol I squeel sometimes too when i see a big big bug, can't blame you there.
• China
7 Jan 08
once i squished a big spider with a book , and thousands of tiny spiders came out of it. it's so disgusting.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
That is pretty freaking gross. I hate those webs of little millions of spiders, i have never encountered a spider like the one you discribed though, and i hope i never do!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
6 Jan 08
A spider and most other managable insects I just scoop in my hands or some makeshift container, then I escort them outside.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
EVEN in the winter ? lol . I just can't picture myself.. carrying this lil bug to the door everytime i find one..Here ya go little guy your free again. lol I wanna get rid of him so he doesn't come back again!! lol. Sometimes i tell them as they are going down the drain to tell their friends not to come in or they will get the same treatement!! lol. That part is more for my benifit ;)
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
6 Jan 08
If it is a spider I will grab a shoe and kill it I don't like spiders they bite my daughter has woken up with a spider bite before so I hate those things. If it is a mouse I will yell at my husband to get it I don't like those filthy dirty little things! Yuck. Flies I get a flyswatter for I and mosquitos I smack right away they carry west nile!
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
I hate spiders too. I dont think i've ever had one bite me before, but we live in a basement apartment so we get LOTS of spiders, I have even found more then 10 since the beginning of the winter. HOW do they stay alive all winter and get into my apartment i dont know. but i wish they'd stay outside where they belong!
• United States
6 Jan 08
My wife screams for me to come and kill the rotten little thing. It's hilarious. My daughter has started these performances over bugs, too. Of course, every once in awhile, she's brave and squishes it for momma, too. :)
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
lol i have a friend who gets her kids to kill the spiders too, She is deathly afraid of them, wont go near them. And we are talking about harmless little non poisonous ones.. I am not SCARED of them, i just think they are creepy looking at me with so many lil eyes.. and i dont like to hurt things, so that's why i flush them. I dont like them, but i dont hate them, i just want them to stay away from me lol.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Im not fond of spiders I usually step on them or smack them with a magazine.lOL Im always afraid they will jump on me while Im trying to get them. They are fast little suckers sometimes!heheheh
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@biggerb (2028)
• India
7 Jan 08
I live in a bungalow which is nearly 80years old.It had not been lived in for quite some time.So when I actually moved in I had to put with the fungus,rats,bugs spiders etc.Though we did a thorough spraying for all these still I find these specimens- the really huge spiders all over the place.The very sight puts me off.I just take whatever I get it hand and kill it.I just dont want them breeding in my place.
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@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
7 Jan 08
I hate spiders. If I find one and someone else like my boyfriend for example is around I'll yell out for him to grab something to kill it with whilst I keep an eye on it. I find if I go and grab something to kill it with it usually disappears and then I spend ages worrying about where it is or what happened to it. And I hate ants being around too. They try to get into everything.
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• United States
7 Jan 08
I squish it. That is what I do.
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• United States
7 Jan 08
If it is anything other than a spider, I do whatever is necessary to get it out of my house; but usually take care of it myself. If it is a spider, I scream, run the other way and get someone else to take care of it/get it out of my house. I am very afraid of spiders.
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@ericajoyce (1746)
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
Hello sissygrl. Im not a bug lover as well. Most especially if the bug is a spider or an ant. What I do is I try to squish the bug. I pick it up with a tissue paper and thow it in the garbage can.
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@kylesmiles (1911)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I had to "catch" a black widow once. My DH was at work and I wanted to "protect" my baby. I was afraid the thing would bite my baby. So I took the vacuum and sucked it up... it was so scary and never want to do that again.
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@chooochy (356)
7 Jan 08
im afraid im a squisher, but if its to big to squish then i put a glass over it until my fella gets home from work and then he can get rid of it for me, but i wont rest until its gone and im paranoid it will be able to lift the glass up and escape lol
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