I'm curious what you all think about insects. Personally, I tend always to leave them alone to do their thing... But the blood-sucking or parasitic ones (ticks, fleas, mosquitos, lice, etc.) I have no pity for and usually kill them once I encounter them (since usually when I encounter them it's "them or me"). If a roach or beetle is in my house I'll either leave it alone or pick it up and put it outside. Ants, I'm kind of split on... I have a very hard time tolerating any bugs that crawl on me uninvited. :& I often kill them as instinct.. if I find them in the kitchen I usually sponge them up and wash them down the drain. The reason it comes to mind is because my mailbox is badly infested with ants. It doesn't seem to bother the mailman one bit, but getting the mail now entails the frantic shaking of every item in the box, and now fifteen minutes later I'm still finding the buggers crawling on me. I'm torn about what to do. I actually had a spider friend a few months ago. I watched it get big, rebuilding his web every day on my porch. We were buddies. Eventually his webs started getting so big and intricate that I'd have to duck on my way out the back door, and one day I lost my patience and broke a load-bearing thread, knocking the thing out of place. Haven't seen my buddy since that day.