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If someone says they wouldn’t hurt a fly, they might just be outsourcing that job to someone else.
A new poll found the average person encounters a bug or pest five times a week. And most of us WILL squish them if necessary.
But 20% would much rather report it, and let someone else do the squishing.The survey found we’re more likely to squish a bug if we find it inside our home, which makes sense.
But 12%… or one in eight people… feel it’s their “duty” to catch-and-release, and take the bug outside. So some of us DO care.
A few of the top bugs we’ll immediately squish include beetles, cockroaches, and centipedes.
But only 16% said they usually squish spiders.
Speaking of spiders, the poll found 40% of us still believe the old myth that you swallow eight spiders a year in your sleep. That’s not really true. The actual number is right around zero.
Final stat: The poll found the worst time and place to spot a bug in your home is in the kitchen when you’re in the middle of cooking.