I have a huge fear of spiders and bees. HUGE. I don't care that it's irrational, most fears are. That doesn't change it. I will hyperventilate, literally, if I find a spider anywhere on my body. I freak. The absolute only thing I can think of is to get it off me as quickly as possible. If I freak out over a spider my husband generally kills it. He's not the catch and release type and, inconsistent or not, I can't plead much of a case for the little fellers. Bees generally aren't in my home so that's not an issue. We did have a HUGE nest of wasps take up residence in the overhang of our home last summer and they would literally attack whomever went out in the back yard so we called the exterminator to get rid of them. I would call the exterminator in a second for something like roaches or termites too. Sorry but I ain't living with them.
During the summer we tend to get ants so I just put everything in the fridge or in locktite containers and shoo them off. I wash the counters carefully before I make anything and we don't leave food out for long. Generally my cats eat the ants.
Not sure why but I guess they must be a kitty delicacy or something. If it gets too bad we set out traps. Sorry but I can't have them crawling over my kids or myself. Nasty.
Flies I leave alone. I really don't care much about them.
Biting insects I try to shoo or repel with bug sprays. Honestly, I stay inside 99% of the time so I don't have to deal with bugs. I hate hate hate insects. Hate them. I do everything I can to avoid them. I'm even pretty scared of butterflies. lol I don't mind watching them from a distance but if one landed on me, I'd freak out. It's nothing to do with pretty or ugly, I just don't like insects. I don't want to live with them so I'd probably be pretty ok with just about any method of elimination.
That said, I don't want to room with a cow either honestly. Nor would I want a chicken in my home. I don't mind mice but I understand they're damaging and I'm not so fond of having them running free in my home. Kudos to anyone who would room with whatever animal wanders into their home but I'm not one of them. If it's damaging, it's going immediately. If it's just unwelcomed, it needs to stay out of the way.
That said, I don't go out of my way to kill most insects. My basement and garage are FILLED with spiders. So much so that I don't go down there unless I absolutely have to. Rarely do they come up here to the main living area, if they do, I consider that a direct violation of our peace treaty and I ask my husband to get rid of them. Sometimes he will carry the insect outside. Most of the time, I'm sure he kills them. I have to leave the room either way. I can't even see the spider moving or I'll freak out. I generally water my garden heavily before going into it. It causes all the bugs and spiders to scatter so I don't have any chance of having any jump on me or anything. I park my car in the middle of my driveway so I never have any bugs coming off the trees on it.
Yep it's extreme. lol