Everyone is afraid of something in life. Some people may not want to admit that they have a fear, but if you keep digging around you will eventually uncover it. If you research the most common phobias every list you find will look just a little bit different, but there are some commonalities between the lists. Fear of public speaking, mice, confined spaces, spiders, heights, snakes, darkness, the dentist, and more all frequently make these lists. Today A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is going to go over some of the common phobias, or fears, that people have of different types of rodents and insects. These are not in any particular order. We hope that this information gives you an insight into some of the phobias that you, your friends, and your family may struggle with.
Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders
Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Many people do not know that this phobia also includes the fear of scorpions, ticks, mites, and granddaddy longlegs. If you have arachnophobia you are definitely not alone. This is one of the most common phobias out there.
Musophobia – Fear of Mice & Rats
Next up on our list is musophobia. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control bets that even though you may not be familiar with its name, you know someone that struggles with this phobia. Musophobia is the fear of rats and mice. The level of fright that people have of mice and rats varies from person to person. Some people are afraid that they are going to get bit, others are scared of the way they feel, and some are afraid at the mere sight of a rat or mouse.
Ophidiophobia – Fear of Snakes
Our third phobia is another one that you likely know someone that has it. Ophidiophobia is a fear of snakes. Some people will start to feel anxiety at the mere mention of the word snake. Others only freak out if they actually see a snake with their own eyes.
Katsaridaphobia – Fear of Cockroaches
If you suffer from katsaridaphobia is the fear of cockroaches. Most people encounter cockroaches numerous times throughout their life. If you feel extremely uncomfortable or anxious when you see a cockroach you have this phobia. Some people will even have a panic attack if their katsaridaphobia is extreme.
Acaraphobia – Fear of Insects that Cause Bites that Itch
Do not make the mistake of thinking that acaraphobia and arachnophobia and acarphobia are the same. As described above, arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Acarphobia is the fear of insects that cause bites that itch. This includes ticks, bedbugs, lice, mosquitoes, and more.
Antomophobia – Fear of More than One Pest
Some people find that they are afraid of more than one class or insect or rodent. If the thought of any bug or rodent makes you squirm, you may have this phobia.
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If you or someone you love struggles with any of these phobias it can be hard to know what to do about it. The best thing that you can do is make sure that you are preventing insects and rodents from getting into your home as much as possible. Having A Five Star Termite & Pest Control come out regularly and spray your home is the best way to do this. If you need to set-up your monthly service still give us a call today and we will get you started.