I've used the vacuum on creepy-crawlies too. I once had a roomate who was terrified of any type of bug. She used to spray bugs with hairspray. That sticks them to the wall and they die. The cleanup, however, is not fun. She was also terrified of frogs and mice. I don't mind frogs and I'm not scared of mice (although I don't want them in my house). Snakes need to stay away. I can't even watch them on tv. My better-half is creeped out by balloons... He hates balloons. I think that this is hilarious (balloons cannot bite you or kill you like spiders or snakes!).