1. blf says

    The mildly deranged penguin maintains it was a penguin in a compression vortex. I’m not sure if she means the alleged “spider”, alleged “fly”, or alleged “ear”.

  2. PaulBC says

    No way! Not gonna let spiders nest in my ears even if it does stop the mosquitos from buzzing.

  3. says

    Puts on a nitpickier hat.
    I do not mind spiders. I have plenty of spiders in my house and garden. They do catch pest insects, like flies, wasps and similar. But it is a stochastic process, with no guarantees.
    So the best thing against flying insects bothering you is a window net.

  4. Golgafrinchan Captain says

    That’s what I tell my kids and used to tell the kids when I worked in child care. Spiders eat mosquitoes, and mosquitoes try to eat your blood. Quite effective.

  5. numerobis says

    I have my cats take care of the flies. My spiders take care of fruit flies mostly. The mosquitoes? That’s my job.

  6. Becca Stareyes says

    Sadly, the spiders have to stay near the ceiling. Anything small that reaches the floor is prey for my cat, who can’t distinguish between helpful predators and pests.

  7. jack16 says

    @1 gregsneake
    Some flies bite!
    P.S.:Night whiners. Pssst with dairy safe bug spray, don’t even use the lamp, gone.