The other day, my husband and daughter were on their way out the door to go pick up some food. On our porch was a chair that had been laying there for at least two weeks. My husband asked our daughter to pick up the chair and set it up because he was tired of looking at it laying down. When she moved it she was met with this lovely creature.
My daughter pretty much screamed bloody murder. It was the size of a dollar bill. NO JOKE!
My husband at first thought it might be someone’s pet tarantula that had gotten loose, but after looking at it closer, we realized it was a wolf spider.
I hate those dang spiders!
My daughter has a major phobia when it comes to spiders. They freak her out. So I am curious — what is your bug fear?
The Orkin Ecologist has come up with the top 10 bug phobias. Guess what’s at the top of the list? You guessed it — arachanophobia.
The Ecologist Site
The good folks at Orkin love to study inescts and bugs. They are not creeped out like I am, but really and truly intrigued.
They know that every creature has its place on the planet — whether they harm people or property, or help the environment thrive. They also know that the best way to control pests is to learn as much as they can about them in general, both the bad and the good. They have been studying bugs for 100 years and have lots of scientists behind the scenes checking these creepy crawlers out.
In studying bugs to better control them, Orkin has become fascinated by insects too — they’re curious little creatures full of unexpected complexity. That is the reason that they created “The Ecologist” site, to celebrate science and uniqueness of bugs.
What I learned from The Ecologist
Since we are totally afraid of spiders in our home, I decided to do some research and guess what I found out? There are only 2 specieis of spiders that are harmful to us in the US — the black widow and brown recluse. We have over 3,000 species here. That was SO comforting to know.
So now — I would love to hear your #bugout stories. Is there an insect or bug you are deathly afraid of? Share it with me via comment below or on Twitter or Facebook and incude the hashtag #bugout.