Certified arachnophile here. Killing a spider in my house is grounds for getting kicked out! If there is stuff in my house for them to eat, I would rather that they caught and ate it (damn, I wish there were spiders in my house big enough to eat the roaches that get in!) than that the stuff kept flying/scampering around! And yeah, I've had as many as 15 tarantulas at one time. It's depressing to me that I have none at all right now
I'm not so much scared of spiders, as much as I am compelled to kill them! I don't like how they bite me in my sleep or walk on me without me immediatley noticing. I pretty much hate all bugs... but they have their purpose.
I am so afraid of them.. *shudders* i panick if there is one in my room... someone else has to take it away.. i just sit in a corner and cry.. heh.. kind of pathetic.. since they are prolly more afraid of me..
unless they're camel spiders or huge mygals etc. Of course they'd freak me out. But no, ususally I have no problem with spiders. In fact, I have two scorpions and one spider in a glass frame next to me.