If you kill a living creature and have no compassion, it seems that some negative karma will be created because such a deed cannot be counted as a good action. If you are killing these insects because they are killing you, then there is no negative karma.
Is it ethical to kill bugs?
Originally Answered: Is it ethical to kill insects? Considered ethically, you can kill insects if you plan on eating them or if they are (or will be) hurting/harming you. Eating them: Each organism needs food/nutrition to survive. So it is not ethically bad to kill to eat.
Will I get bad karma for killing ants?
Yes you are right and killing small creatures like Ant also attracts Karma. But it’s also true that as we kill or harm more higher forms of organisms with higher consciousness, we attract more karma. As opposed to this the Jains believe that we attract the same karma even if we kill the bacteria.
Is it sin to kill an insect?
obviously killing is a sin. Killing a insect makes it to reach human life. But at the same time think that killing anything makes you to go far from the human life. If you are ready to go in youni of non-human you can do that.
Is it a sin to kill a spider?
Killing a spider, in of itself, is not a sin.
Is killing ants cruel?
Yes it is immoral to kill. As far as we know life has only started once here on earth, and every living thing has inherited a bit of the original life since that time. So if you kill an ant you break a chain, unbroken for 3 million years . If anything is immoral, killing is immoral.
Can Buddhist kill in self defense?
Yes. Self-defense is an option in Buddhism. Traditionally monks and nuns cannot kill and should not fight, but the Buddha taught that kings have a responsibility to defend their countries against attack.