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Which is worse to have: spiders or roaches?

  1. breathe2travel profile image80
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    Which is worse to have: spiders or roaches?

  2. IsadoraPandora profile image83
    IsadoraPandoraposted 6 years ago

    Roaches. At least most spiders are harmless, lol.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Roaches are definitely worse since they have no redeeming qualities. Spiders on the other hand, though frightening to some, catch other predators, stay out of food, and don't reproduce within cracks and walls of our homes.

  4. unknown spy profile image74
    unknown spyposted 6 years ago

    gonna be roaches.. i lived in a boarding house last time where there are sooo many roaches.. they live on your bags, cabinets, on comfort rooms too. they are worse compare to spiders.

    1. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
      Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      They can also get in your books and leave debris.

  5. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 6 years ago

    I don't want to get bit by a spider, but his is a no brainer. There is no house big enough for me and roaches . I hate them!

  6. eternals3ptember profile image59
    eternals3ptemberposted 6 years ago

    I would say roaches if not for the time i had to spend a few days at my friends house, which was infested with black widows... So spiders

    1. breathe2travel profile image80
      breathe2travelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Reading your answer made me cringe!UGH. I've killed a handful of black widows in my house, yard, back porch & on my kids playground equipment & brown recluses, & brown widows. UGH. I destroy those spiky egg sacs with pleasure...

  7. lawrence2012 profile image54
    lawrence2012posted 6 years ago

    I absolutely hate spiders, but I would choose them over cockroaches.  You can pretty easily kill the spiders with a simple fumigation, the cockroaches on the other hand, I wouldn't be so sure.

    1. breathe2travel profile image80
      breathe2travelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Some spiders are immune to pesticides. sad

    2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
      Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I found a cockroach in the refrigerator in a very well known and reputable medical institution in the south years ago - they are hard to kill!

  8. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    Roaches - they spread disease and serve no obvious purpose.

  9. silverstararrow profile image84
    silverstararrowposted 6 years ago

    Definitely roaches. They breed, multiply and cause disease. Damn hard to kill too.

  10. coffeegginmyrice profile image82
    coffeegginmyriceposted 6 years ago

    Cockroaches of any size are filthy and carry diseases.  They are hard to control and breed in darkness especially in hard-to-reach areas.  I lived in an apartment once that was already infested by these creepy roaches.  No matter how we keep our fridge, kitchen cupboards, cabinets and counter clean by using and maintaining it with detergent soap every night, the roaches still feast out.  They party big time occupying the whole kitchen counter space, come in and out of the sink drain and every single one would scamper away speedily with guilt and crime in their heads when we arrive late in the night from having to enjoy our partying somewhere. The moment the kitchen light is turned on, the roaches run wild as if chased by police cars!  We can't help but disturb our next door neighbour from swiftly and violently blowing our kitchen top with big bangs!  The kids have to be snuggly put to bed so we could continue with the riot in the kitchen.  It was a hectic everyday thing since I have to keep our dishes, utensils and everything else washed in soapy hot water each time before serving time.

    They like to crawl in between the rubber lining of the fridge door too! These creepers also prefer cool air-conditioning, geez!  And not just that, they have found that living inside my telephone was a convenient way for some of them to steal my line.

    The cockroaches back in the Philippines or Asian roaches are huge, the size of your thumb! They would fly around the room and would dive straight onto your head, if you are lucky enough. If not, the meaner ones were like the Japanese kamikazi pilots and these roaches will point their suicide flights straight into your shirt! They have no way out, but it will get you skipping and scampering like crazy in a panic around the room!

    Cockroaches are NASTY. Period.

    Home spiders on the other hand are considered as helpful insects.  They trap other unwanted IFO's (Identified Flying Objects) at home.  Identified. We know which the annoying ones are! However, we also do not want to be living in a house full of cobwebs or we can move in into a haunted mansion. For those who are freaked out with these insects or bugs at home, it is easy to kill these critters.
    I for one wouldn't kill a harmless spider, but my arachnophobic daughter would surely would. With roaches, we are left with no choice.  ~

    1. breathe2travel profile image80
      breathe2travelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a horrible infestation.  I hope that is no longer the case for you!  I've experienced the flying ones, too -- ew!

  11. CJWood71 profile image85
    CJWood71posted 6 years ago

    I would prefer not to have either in my home, but I can tolerate spiders.  Roaches will quickly take over everything and are difficult to get rid of once they are established.  So I would have to say roaches are worse.

  12. MrsLWarner profile image65
    MrsLWarnerposted 6 years ago

    Spiders! Just because I am SOOO scared of them! In any size!

  13. Xavo profile image61
    Xavoposted 6 years ago

    roaches ofcourse, roaches carry many diseases, it least spider eat other insects from invading your house and most spiders leave you alone. This is why people just  put a spider outside in a jar than kill them, they filter surrounding from other bug such as roaches.

    1. breathe2travel profile image80
      breathe2travelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If I see it in my house, it's dead. wink  As far as spiders go, that is!

 
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