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Brynjolf February 10th, 2013 11:26 AM

Creepy Crawlies
How tolerant are you of spiders, slugs, crickets, roaches, rats, and other vermin?

Do you scream and run away, do you stare at it, do you pick it up?

JayD February 10th, 2013 11:28 AM

I would pick it up in disgust lol. I'm not really scared of them just find them pretty dirty and disgusting.

Honest February 10th, 2013 11:33 AM

I dislike insects with a passion. Thankfully there's no roaches in this house.

Mice are adorable though, I hate to admit.

Brynjolf February 10th, 2013 11:39 AM

I have to pick up crickets and isopods for my chameleon to eat, so I'm fairly comfortable with bugs.
Rats and spiders? No wayyy!! Eugh!

Gyardosamped February 10th, 2013 11:56 AM

I'm not very tolerant of having any type of bugs or vermin near me.

I have a specific phobia to roaches and anything that may look like them. Seriously, when I see a roach I can't stay in the same place I was in until I know that the roach was either killed or removed. They just gross me out.

I like hamsters, gerbils, and stuff like that, but no rats, please. They are just creepy, lol.

Caelus February 10th, 2013 12:48 PM

I don't have a problem with mice and rats but I hate spiders and roaches. Could care less about slugs and crickets.

Unless they're in my house I'm just going to leave them alone. Fortunately I've never seen them inside my house besides the occasional spider.

Talli February 10th, 2013 1:16 PM

I am alright with most kinds of creepy crawlies expect from Crane flies.
If I see one I'll run a mile without stopping.

Sweets Witch February 10th, 2013 2:12 PM

Bugs? No issue there. I'm pretty indifferent to them. Mice and rats? Nope nope nope nope I'd rather launch myself out of the nearest window than handle them.

I don't mind furry things and I don't mind things that move quickly, but I cannot do furry things that move quickly. No thank you. It's an intolerance that stems from watching a rat shadow crawl across my window at my old house. The shadow, of course, was much larger than a normal rat, but it was late at night every time it happened and it kept me awake out of sheer terror.

Blade_of_darkness February 10th, 2013 2:37 PM

The only things that I can't stand are roaches & rats, as they're pests rife with disease.

Everything else I don't mind, even when it comes to handling them. I'm not sure why some of them are scared of spiders, though.

Broken_Arrow February 10th, 2013 2:49 PM

lets see,i don't deal with spiders here as they're barely seen and i mean it literally..spider here are very small and no venom so no danger we're good!

roaches, rats???? [Message has been removed for people's own sake]....the same way Edward cullen hates Jacob black or maybe even more like the same way Sam hates all the cullens!!! i just hate em and no i don't fear em i just hate them v.v

other insects..i hate em too even more than hating MLP!!!!

i hate everything!

Brynjolf February 10th, 2013 3:23 PM


Originally Posted by Curtis talli (Post 7532084)
I am alright with most kinds of creepy crawlies expect from Crane flies.
If I see one I'll run a mile without stopping.

Oh my god, I hate crane flies. They look like FLYING spiders.. Definitely hate those.

Sableye~ February 10th, 2013 3:34 PM

I've had pet rats before and family members have had mice. So I actually find them to be quite cute.

Bugs generally don't bother me. I don't enjoy finding a spider just chilling out on my arm, though. If it's something like a snail, I'll think it's cute. I:

Edit: As for stuff that stings, I just avoid them. Somehow, I end up being stung anyway, though. The one time I don't even know what the heck that was that stung me. :?

Sammi February 10th, 2013 6:10 PM

The only bugs and rodents I could tolerate in the house are flies, and I'm still going to get rid of them. The rest of them freak the hell out, especially if they're in my house. ;~~~~;

If it's outside, the only thing I freak out about are bees. I don't want to get stung, haha. Otherwise I hardly notice.

Brynjolf February 10th, 2013 6:30 PM


Originally Posted by ⊗Slenderman⊗ (Post 7532273)
I've had pet rats before and family members have had mice. So I actually find them to be quite cute.

Bugs generally don't bother me. I don't enjoy finding a spider just chilling out on my arm, though. If it's something like a snail, I'll think it's cute. I:

Oh definitely. I find snails and slugs to be VERY adorable :)

Spiders, not so much.

Sylphiel February 10th, 2013 9:46 PM

I can't say what I'd do if I encountered a rodent, since I've never had to deal with them as a pest.

Spiders I'll keep my distance from and hope they go away, things like centipedes I'll probably squish, something like a beetle or similar I'll catch and release outside, if it's a roach or a fly, nope, they're definitely getting squashed. I will not stand having roaches around, and as for flies...well, seems like there are times of the year where if I get one, I suddenly have 30, so NO. No flies. It got so bad last year I ended up finally buying flypaper for those little beggars (and of course by that time I'd gone on enough of a rampage that they were pretty much all dead).

A stingy bug like a wasp, I'll probably flail around and hope I can coax into going outside. Hnnngh.

Anything else, though...I'll probably end up leaving alone. Like those silverfish I've had pop up in my bathroom from time to time. They're okay, I don't care if they stay.

TornZero February 10th, 2013 10:29 PM

I used to have pet hamsters, and one of my teachers had guinea pigs that I loved to play with, so rodents are generally fine by me.

Bugs, however, I will freak out (just a bit) if I ever see a bug inside. Outside, only a bee or mosquito or the like would make me cringe. Hate bugs overall, kinda phobic.

PlatinumDude February 11th, 2013 12:48 PM

I tend to feel uneasy around cockroaches, but I'm okay with other smaller insects. As for rats/mice, it depends on whether they're domesticated or not.

Hikamaru February 11th, 2013 1:37 PM

I'm not really scared of bugs, unless if it's a bee or wasp (I always think they're trying to sting me), also spiders. I hate spiders.

Rats also creep me out cos they're pests.

Kura February 11th, 2013 1:38 PM

Bugs dont bother me unless they're in my home. I kill them from afar with a mix of hairspray in one hand and raid in the other. I haven't encountered rats or anything in my home, though.

Keiran February 11th, 2013 2:52 PM

I absolutely HATE worms/slugs, they disgust me so incredibly much. Some spiders trouble me, but only because I worry that they're venomous. I am perfectly okay with rats/mice etc.

Basically anything slimy disgusts me. Worms, slugs, frogs, snails, leeches and to a lesser extent fish.

Poke Fox February 11th, 2013 3:56 PM

I myself am very fascinated by bugs and arachnids and other small creatures.

I try to not bother them unless they try to make their home in a place I use a lot (such as closet, or the shelf, or computer desk).

I'm only worried about the insects/vermin/creatures that could potentially carry diseases, I try to dispose of them as quickly as possible. Such as flies, ants, roaches, especially rats and mosquitos.

I don't mind bugs at all. I especially love spiders, they tend to keep the other bugs away, and usually make their homes/webs in corners I don't use at all.

CarcharOdin February 11th, 2013 4:03 PM

I've never had much of a problem with creepy crawlies except for wasps. I also find rats adorable.

Some insects may look creepy and I wouldn't like having them on me, but I don't mind getting a good look at them FOR SCIENCE.

However, there are some insects I don't want to have to deal with. These five are a good place to start.

pikakitten February 11th, 2013 5:45 PM

I don't know why but even though I don't mind bugs, I can't have them on my skin, too creepy xD

Hannah February 13th, 2013 3:08 AM

I'm terrified of all insects, mainly because they're gross and icky, but I don't scream. Although whenever I see a cockroach, I stare at it for quite some time, or warn my mother. But when it has wings, run. away.

Cordelia February 13th, 2013 1:50 PM

Not tolerant at all. I hate bugs and rodents... they are the most disgusting creatures on earth. I also kind of freak out over them, but not as bad as some girls I know do. They are just so gross!

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