I can completely relate here. I could write pages on my spider history. I really, really, really don't like spiders. I accept them as a fellow creature, I try to repect them as much as possible. I try to put them outside as often as I can, Dh has LONG since tired of helping me deal with them. We did have a HUGE spider in the house yesterday that even Dh admitted was a bit scary, and so FAST !. When he does get one out I have to see it run away, otherwise I am afraid Dh will lose it in the house and just tell me he got it anyways (he does this so I have to check). But I digress.
I figure once spiders are in my home they are risking their life. I don't kill spiders outside, that is their home, but when they come in MY home where MY baby is, where I eat and work and sleep, they are taking their chances, and I will kill them if it looks like I won't be able to get them out successfully.
Some spiders I can tolerate more than others, and often I tell them to get out or tomorrow they die, sometimes it works. I'd much rather just never see a spider again than kill it, KWIM ? The problem is spiders seem to be attracted to me, and I seem to be very sensitive to them. As I said, I could write pages.
I have lived in a place known to have centipedes. YUUU-UUUCCKKK !
they are nasty ! And so fast !
Mallory, I admire you for being a bug lover (someone has got to) Do you know what a brown recluse spider looks like and/or links to info about them ? They are the only "real serious" poison spiders around here (pacific NW). Many spiders in my house die on the basis that they "could" be a brown recluse. Thanks