Re: wiccans and bugs By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2 Jul 05, 2015
There is no Wiccan "policy" against killing bugs. I do it all the time.
Secondly the Wiccan Rede does not say "harm none". It says that we are free to take any actions which do not cause harm. But actions which do cause harm are entirely up to the individual Wiccan and the situation in which they find themselves.
Re: wiccans and bugs By: Brysing Moderator / Adept
Post # 3 Jul 05, 2015
I consider that the natural "law" of Kill,or be Killed is a good "stand-by". But, as "supposedly" intelligent animals I would prefer humans to avoid danger whenever possible; and that a repellent is better than killing,if possible. There are insect repellents available. Sometimes it is unavoidable, and a kill is the only answer.
Only the female mosquito draws blood, and takes very little. But the danger is not the loss of blood; it is that mosquitoes carry disease, especially Malaria.