Most people will experience some kind of issue with vermin in their lives. From mice infesting your crawl space to rats in the subway tunnels to termites in your wooden furniture to (God forbid) bedbugs wherever it is that you sleep, a brush with the creepiest of crawlies is all just part of the great tapestry of existence.
We've all had to lay traps or spray poison or put out peppermint oil, or if we're feeling really decent and the critter isn't part of some enormous army here to ruin our home, we catch it in a cup and pop it in the garden. Sometimes it's futile or seems to be, but eventually, it works.
Bad relationships are pretty much the same way. Like vermin, they insinuate themselves into your life, and they will mess it right up, and you may not realize how dire things are until it's quite late in the game and the only way to fix it is drastic action. Bad boyfriends and girlfriends can munch through your self-esteem, infest your free time, suck your happiness dry, and generally trash your life. Of course, like vermin, sometimes they aren't entirely bad for you, like a spider who catches flies or a ladybug that eats aphids. That doesn't mean you want them around forever, though, and you sure as heck don't want them in your bed.
Happily, like vermin, they can be rooted out - albeit hopefully by rather more humane methods than you used on the last critter you had to handle! Take this quiz to find out which one they are most like... and may the memories of the damage they did fade like the smell of the fumigator you used.
How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!