Are you one of the millions of Americans that are afraid of one or more type of bug or rodent? Many people do not like to talk about these fears. If you did take a chance and tell someone about your fears you may be surprised to find that you will find comfort in their response. Everyone is afraid of something. Once you open up you may see that your family or friends may choose to be vulnerable about their fears too. Today A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is going to talk more about the phobias that people have about bugs and rodents.
Entomophobia; Fear of Bugs
This phobia is the fear of one or more class of insects. If you find yourself scared of multiple types of insects this is what you have.
Arachnophobia; Phobia of Spiders & Arachnids
Many people have heard of arachnophobia. This is the fear of spiders. Being afraid of spiders is one of the most common phobias that people have. In addition to spiders, arachnophobia also includes fear of scorpions, ticks, mites, and granddaddy longlegs.
Musophobia; Being Scared of Mice or Rats
Musophobia is the fear of rats and mice. There are thousands of people that are afraid of rats and mice. You may be afraid of being nibbled on by one of these furry creatures or simply just the thought of seeing one. For years movies have depicted musophobia is different scenes.
Katsaridaphobia; Phobia of Cockroaches
Katsaridaphobia is the fear of cockroaches. Most people encounter cockroaches multiple times throughout their life. If you have this phobia you probably are aware of it already. The level of your phobia can vary. Some people are uncomfortable or anxious when cockroaches are nearby while other people will have a full-blown panic attack when they see one.
Scoleciphobia; Fear of Worms
If the sight or thought of worms makes your skin crawl and the fear settle into your brain you have scoleciphobia. This phobia is not as common as some of the other fears listed above.
Acaraphobia; Scared of Insects that Cause Bites that Itch
This phobia is the fear of itching or insects that cause bites that itch. If you suffer from this phobia insects like ticks, bedbugs, or lice will instill fear in you. Many times this fear develops after a bad experience with one of these insects.
Isopterophobia; Phobia of Termites & Insects that Eat Wood
Insects that eat wood instill this fear into people that have this type of phobia. The topic or sight of insects like termites will cause fear and panic to set in. The fear of all of the damage that termites can cause as well as seeing the actual bug are both included in this phobia.
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If you or anyone in your family suffer from any of the phobias that we listed above you likely know that once the fear sets in it is extremely hard to work through. If you being experiencing fear or anxiety when you see bugs or insects due to a phobia you will want to find a way to calm yourself down. Deep breathing, singing, meditation, and therapy can all help you with these fears. Knowing you are doing everything can to prevent these bugs and insects from being in your home is also extremely helpful. The best prevention is hiring A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to come out and treat your home on a monthly basis. If you do not have us coming out on a regular basis give us a call today and get your service started.