Finding insects inside your home: Squish or Capture & Release?

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Finding insects inside your home: Squish or Capture & Release?

  1. Squish!!!!

  2. Capture for experiments!

  3. Poor thing! Must open window and release it back to nature!

  4. I eat them. Plain and simple.

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  1. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    What do you all do when an unexpected guest shows up? ....

    I squish and mash! If it's a hard shell one, I'll throw it in my toilet and flush. I get so gross out by them i have to spray bleach on the spot i smush them.
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  2. Borrowed time*

    Borrowed time* Well-Known Member

    Catch and release - I even jump in when other people try to kill some thing. Spiders. wasps, ants it doesnt matter to me.
  3. WildCherry

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  4. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    they r good protein source and great on toast.... actually i squish them at time and release them into the wild at times and if there r ants i poison them with ant traps...
  5. LogDork

    LogDork Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    I kill the ones that bite me, like mosquitoes, for them I like those electric tennis rackets. Spiders I mostly leave alone, but I will sweep off their webs occasionally.
  6. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Depends what it is. Most the time i'll just leave them be because i don't want to touch them and hope it will be gone next time i come back in the room.

    Fortunately i don't get many in my house, just a few spiders so far. And not big, gross hairy ones, just a few small ones.
  7. MadeOfGlass

    MadeOfGlass Well-Known Member

    Ewww!!! Bugs are gross!!! I either squish them, throw shoes at them, or scream for my dad to come kill them.

    One time, there was this GIANT bug I saw, and I totally freaked out. So I sucked it up with the vacuum. :blink:
  8. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    Now this, is very clever. Too bad my vaccuum is never nearby.
  9. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Yeah and that it would crawl out and bury into your brain while you sleep...
  10. Withdrawn

    Withdrawn Well-Known Member

    I would never ever kill an insect or anything else living.
    According to me, everybody is equal.
    I always release them in the nature. Sometimes it takes hours to catch them, but I do my best since I know my family members would kill them.
    If I happen to harm them, I get a huge anxiety attack. :sad:
  11. am I alive

    am I alive Well-Known Member

    Oh man, the only insects i don't have mercy upon are flies, and not that i only kill them but I torture them as well. Most of other insects i release if i am not too much lazy to open the window:biggrin:
  12. alison

    alison Well-Known Member

    I usually don't squish them - but only because I'm afraid. I make others squish them for me.

    Maybe this makes me a bitch, but those little buggers terrify me. If they're outside I leave them alone. But if they invade my home, they deserve to die.
  13. Juliaa

    Juliaa Well-Known Member

    I try my best to bring them outside.
  14. Johnnyc

    Johnnyc Well-Known Member

    I used to catch and release until early this summer I grabbed a yellow jacket with a paper towel the little shit stung through the towel and I had a severe allergic reaction.

    Now all bugs must die.
  15. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    Oddly enough when there
    Were cockroaches running around dads
    House..I would just pretend I didn't see it xDD
    And move to the other side of the room.

    There was a spider today on moms chair..
    A tiny little I just moved and sat on the other
    Chair xD
  16. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Cockroaches gross me out. Where i grew up there were massive flying ones. Fucking disgusting.

    And i hate those giant moths. But only because i don't like that they are so big i can hear them flutter their wings. And they blend into stuff so you could just be sitting there and lean your arm on something and then BAM! GIANT FUCKING MOTH COMING FOR YOUR FACE!!

    When i was in Germany i hated the massive hornets that freaked me out. Only because they were bloody agressive and like the size of my finger. Hummels were kind of cute. But i have a fond memory of a bee that makes me like all bees in general, and hummels are like big, fatter versions of bees.
  17. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I squish ASAP and feel bad about it. I'd escort a ladybug to the door though.
  18. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    That's what gentlemen do.
  19. Decode

    Decode Well-Known Member

    I capture the and release the unless they are are to small or a mosquitoe, i hunt mosquitoes.
  20. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Can we get married now?

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