Are we allowed to kill insects? I read different opinions. On the one hand they are God's creatures and on the other they can be harmful to health or property. This article takes a middle road: https://ohr.edu/explore_judaism/ask_the_rabbi/ask_the_rabbi/4400

Is the matter still in dispute or has some kind of consensus emerged?

(It is not true that Noah hired an exterminator to kill all but two of the termites infesting the Ark. 😊 )

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    My Rosh Yeshiva told me that you can kill insects if they are a pest, no problem.
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Jul 16 at 18:48


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