a_human_being wrote:daverupa wrote:a_human_being wrote:If I can't just sit and watch them multiply, what else can I do than to keep the place as clean as I can and take out and release them someplace?
What is it, after these actions are taken, that yet gives rise to dissatisfaction?
tiltbillings wrote "Just to be clear, if you do not inadvertently kill or damage them by trying to capture them, given their remarkably soft bodies, putting them outside is likely a death sentence."
Hmm, so it is with house spiders, and a number of other insects. In some cases they evolved specifically within the human domicile environment, while others opportunistically don't mind being there. A miniature ecosystem can happen which will balance itself around the nutriment sources - which cleaning constrains (and even though silverfish can survive for long periods without food, a cluster of spiders can pick up the slack; you are leaving house spiders alone I hope...).
So, why is it that "I can't just sit and watch" this natural drama? Are there others in the household who reject this approach?