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bugs in the home

(21 Posts)
Sandy64 Thu 18-Jun-15 21:05:09

I have a firm squishing policy on insects that enter my home. How do you feel about bugs inside your house? Do they get squished or set free?

Andyf Thu 18-Jun-15 21:14:22

I can't bring myself to squish a spider. I still hear my Granny saying
"If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive"

Ana Thu 18-Jun-15 21:15:59

Haven't we already got a thread running on this subject? confused

Sandy and Andy! smile

merlotgran Thu 18-Jun-15 21:17:16

I ignore them. We have beams so spiders are par for the course.

Haven't we just had a thread about this or am I going do-lally? hmm

granniefinn Thu 18-Jun-15 21:18:24

I can't squish I was always told if kill a spider it will rain maybe that's why we so much rain and its not global warming

Andyf Thu 18-Jun-15 21:20:16

I can't bring myself to squish a spider. I still hear my Granny saying "If you want to live and thrive let the spider run alive".

Ana Thu 18-Jun-15 21:20:36

Posst-exam euphoria syndrome perhaps, merlot? grin

Andyf Thu 18-Jun-15 21:22:06

Sorry, don't know how I managed to post the same thing twice.

rosesarered Thu 18-Jun-15 21:22:08

There is def another thread on this, because I posted a comment on it the other day.

numberplease Thu 18-Jun-15 21:26:35

The other thread is in Chat, and was also begun by Sandy64. Why??

Ana Thu 18-Jun-15 21:28:08

Nothing better to do? hmm

J52 Thu 18-Jun-15 21:37:42

Clothes Moths!! I will squash them on sight and have instructed all members of the family to do the same.
That is if any survive the numerous moth repellents hanging in the wardrobes! x

Soutra Thu 18-Jun-15 22:09:08

Why oh why do they give them exam leave?

janerowena Thu 18-Jun-15 22:12:04

I'm quite disappointed really, I thought it was going to be a thread on 'how to listen in to your DC's phone conversations'.

merlotgran Thu 18-Jun-15 22:13:18

My eldest DGD has just finished her GCSEs. Celebrated by going to the Isle of Wight pop festival. She sent me a link to a youtube clip of her singing her head off during James Bay's Hold Back The River.

Oh, where have the years gone?

merlotgran Thu 18-Jun-15 22:15:00

grin janer

annsixty Fri 19-Jun-15 08:36:10

We shouldn't encourage them really but just to say I haven't had clothes moths for many years. I thought they had all died .

Daisyanswerdo Sat 20-Jun-15 00:00:56

I've seen a couple of clothes moths recently and according to our local hardware shop I'm not alone - they are constantly selling out of moth-killing sprays, repellents etc.

janerowena Sun 28-Jun-15 11:28:26

I got them when we first moved here, I put all my woollens in one wardrobe and gave it a good squirt with fly spray. I also bought naphthalene moth balls from Amazon, as the newer variety don't seem to work as well. I have repeated the spray maybe once every two or three years.

sprite66 Tue 30-Jun-15 19:28:48

Squish instantly if in the home. Large shoe at the ready in Autumn in case of spiders with big black hairy legs.
In the garden, I'm in their territory so I practice a "live and let live " policy.

TinyTwo Tue 30-Jun-15 19:43:54

Had two monsters in the house just today. First one we 'relocated' outside because DGD was watching but the second one (unless it was the first and he was a bit defiant) came to a sticky end. Agree with above, I wouldn't harm them in the garden or outdoors but in the house it depends on my mood...Sorry spiders - you've been warned...grin