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Do you feel bad for killing bugs? 

157 deviants said Depends, but usually no.
110 deviants said Depends, but usually yes.
55 deviants said Yes! Poor creatures!
48 deviants said No. Why should I?

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Kipporah Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Recently we've found bed bugs in my place, harmless except for the red spots of irritation on hands and arms after they've vampired you at night. But there is a way to kill them without chemicals, it's micro-organisms that eat bugs, that's how these micro's survive, so I didn't feel bad getting rid of these nuisances in a completely natural way. Of course you can't eat the micro-organisms either or you'll get sick for a few hours but that's easy, you just don't lick the floor! LOL
SuperSimoholic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't feel too bad about killing most insects because I know they don't feel pain the same way we do (you could say "at all" but there is the chance of some sort of emotional stress/pain). But there are some insects, like some types of moths or black ants, that I like to watch, and would feel bad killing.

I hate wasps with all the dark side of my heart and have no problem frying them to death with the bug zapper thing that looks like a tennis racquet. I usually catch spiders with a glass and have someone throw them outside (because I'm scared of them), but if there are no glasses handy, or the spider is in front of the glass cabinet, then I throw shoes at it until it's dead or crippled, the slap it a few more times with the shoe for good measure...

If I see a woodlouse or silverfish in the house, I generally just let them be. I don't even bother catching them and throwing them out.
Pikafaa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends if they get in to my territory, so i get mad and smash them.
Lucky-phantom Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup...i do. Even those roaches i hate (like, really hate). I never feel any kind of pleasure taking a life away. (But i must admit that smashing mosquitos does not give that TAHT much remorse...especially if they had drained my blood already)
Memnalar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I will not hurt a spider if I have a choice.

Cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes and earwigs must die. Luckily, spiders are willing to help with that.
kangel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: Always! I try to stop other people killing them if I can.
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not really. =/
darcyhells Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Insects piss me off, especially when it's hot and they're all fluttering so happily in the sky - don't get me wrong, some of these creatures are beautiful..

...but my god I wish they'd stop getting in my hair! hdejgfekdf
TwitMicky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I feel bad for anything except ants.
Lazulelle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Once I saw a beautiful grasshopper get run over by a bus. :iconcryforeverplz:
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