Ahimsa (non-harming) also applies to the insects
Dharma says the Indweller or Atman is the same in all living beings - even the insects.
He often quotes the Buddha, who said that all beings love life.
Dharma says they are just like us, and want to be left alone to raise a family.
(Hopefully, not in your kitchen).
Now, we have actual proof - from this "News Sparker" in Thursday's Star of Mysore newspaper:
BUGS HAVE PERSONALITIES
Washington: Scientists from from University of Debrecen have revealed that bugs may all look alike to human eyes, but they have their own, unique personalities. Some individual bugs, like humans, turn out to be shy, while others are very forceful. Boldness, activeness, and aggressiveness are the main personality traits that were measured as these bugs connect to each other and appear together.
Think about that the next time you decide to kill one....
If you're a real yogi, you'll realize you'd only be killing yourSelf.