November 7, 2017 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #1398786
Do you ever capture the fly in your home with a cup to the wall, and then slip a piece of paper underneath the cup and carry the captured fly in your cup outside to release?
Do you think that that was a wordy sentence, and that you can improve upon it?
If you said “Yes” to the first question, even though the fly barely touched your cup, and you washed it afterward, would you feel comfortable drinking out of it in the future?
Thank youNovember 7, 2017 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #1398800LubavitcherParticipant
Use a plastic cupNovember 7, 2017 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #1398799
I have a special folder on my desk that I use solely for killing flies.
Today I got one stuck in my keyboard.November 7, 2017 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #1398804yehudayonaParticipant
I do that to spiders, but flies don’t deserve to live. I use a fly swat.November 7, 2017 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #1398810
770Chabad: I’ve been using plastic cups, and then recycling them afterward. I actually ran out of plastic cups, because I was using them to catch and release flies.
If I have a recyclable container around, then sometimes I will use that.
I don’t want to keep the cup in the house. Tonight, I saw a little fly, and wondered what to do. I took an opaque container to capture him or her, but then he or she flew away.
Should I buy clear plastic cups for this purpose alone?November 7, 2017 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #1398811
“I have a special folder on my desk that I use solely for killing flies.
Today I got one stuck in my keyboard.”
the fly or the folder?November 7, 2017 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #1398812
770: “Use a plastic cup”
That’s what I do. And I use two of them, not a cup and a paper.
I wouldn’t dream of using a regular cup – that’s creepy – kind of like Joseph’s toilet apples, but not as bad.
If my only option was a drinking glass, I’d just kill the fly.November 7, 2017 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #1398819
The fly. I had to use tweezers to get it outNovember 7, 2017 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #1398829
LU: Lol!!! Like the apple… so hilarious! 🙂
How do you use two cups?
Oh… you mean in the air? I’m talking about a fly on the wall; a flying fly is too fast for me. That’s because they can see me moving in slow motion, and that makes me even slower.
For the most part, in regards to these little gnat-like flies, the alternative to freeing them is doing nothing, and praying that they’ll escape.November 8, 2017 2:08 am at 2:08 am #1398862
Meno -that’s creepy!November 8, 2017 2:08 am at 2:08 am #1398861
LB – not in the air – on the floor or wall.
actually, I’m not sure if I ever caught a fly, but I probably have. I was thinking more of spiders and mice. I put one cup over it, and then slowly lift it while putting the other cup over the first cup.
I remember a funny incident from when I was in high school. I caught a mouse that way, and I wanted to take it out to the fields right away, but the secretary made me wait till after davening, so I left it on my desk (in the cups). Some of the girls in my class freaked out when they came into the room and saw it. It was really funny!
I don’t know why they were so freaked out – it was safely contained in the cups. And it’s not like it was a scary animal like a dog.November 8, 2017 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #1399141WinnieThePoohParticipant
I once caught a lizard that way. Trapped him under a plastic container. I dragged it across the floor that way, but then realized that he might get out (in the wrong direction) when lifting it over the threshold of the back door. So I slid a piece of hard plastic- (like a heavy plastic tablecloth) underneath, and secured it over the container with tape. Then turned it upside down, still covered with the plastic. Once outside, I untaped the plastic and dumped him out over the porch wall. I was real proud of how brave I was. I think I just washed out that container really well with hot water and lots of anti-bacterial soap.November 9, 2017 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #1399678
The other day a fly landed on top of my co-worker’s coffee cup, so he took off the lid and threw it out. I told him that the same thing has probably happened a hundred times while he wasn’t looking.
Same as eating in any restaurant. You just have avoid thinking about it.November 9, 2017 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #1399692Frau ScheniererParticipant
hellooooah such Hashgacha that this actual morning i spotted a mosquito scurrying about my room , i took a “Aspen” brand tissue( why i don’t use Kleenex in my house is for another time) and i merrily walked over to the mosquito and his lifer was over just like that. BDE.November 9, 2017 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #1399685pro geshmake yiddenParticipant
Just a few minutes ago I caught a thief like that.
He was crawling across my dining room floor – I quickly grabbed two negel vasser cups and trapped him in them.
I’m not sure if I should leave him or let him out in the forest behind my house.
Either way, the cup with the yerushalayim design is a little bigger than the regular one so it’s mamash doing three quarters of the job.November 9, 2017 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1400827
miriam nee Baum, for a mosquito, I’d likely do the same… pikuach nefesh.November 9, 2017 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #1400837☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Pikuach nefesh?November 9, 2017 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #1400849
Mosquito by your side… If it didn’t want to be near you, then it wouldn’t be. The male mosquitos aren’t interested in blood meals, and would be hitting up flowers.
A mosquito tracking you down by your carbon dioxide omissions is on a mission.
Mosquito bites cause suffering, and can risk ones life (and that of, G-d forbid, one’s unborn child).November 9, 2017 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #1400856☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
No, LB, unless there’s a particular person with a severe allergy, mosquito bites are not a sakana. They’re not even considered tzaar to allow a d’rabonon to be violated, and certainly not a d’Oraisa, so you couldn’t trap or kill it on Shabbos or Yom Tov (which would probably be an issur d’rabonon because people don’t use the dead mosquitoes).November 9, 2017 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #1400863
Well, I wasn’t talking about Shabbos, and I’d talk to my rabbi because I get severe reactions to mosquito bites… if anyone says that it’s not pikuach nefesh, then one has no idea of the week-long consequences.
From lack of sleep, to swollen skin and skin infections, to overall difficulty concentrating because of the itching… the best thing that I can do is avoid being bitten.
Fyi, often, men are less likely to be the victim of mosquito bites in the western world. Female hormones make women more prone during certain times.
Men’s body hair acts as a barrier too. Look it up.
Plus women are just sweeter… more or less true.
Anyway… point is, if you knew what I knew, then I would think that you wouldn’t be so quick to judge.
Also… Zika in Florida last year was a major pikuach nefesh situation. Pregnant women moved out of the state just to avoid the risk.
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