Insect Fears the Biggest Phobias to Bug Us
Up to 10% of the population has a phobia, and a fear of insects tops the list of what gets people frightened.
According to psychiatrist David Samson, with the exception of loud noises and falling, all other fears are learnt. He explained that often a phobia is the result of a negative experience in the first six years of a person’s life, where the subconscious association with an object develops into an intense fear known as a phobia.
For example, a young child who sees a spider and is then warned harshly by a parent to stay away from it will retain that memory at a subconscious level, Samson said. In the future, when they again see a spider, they may react negatively because of past experience.
The most common phobias are a fear of spiders and a fear of bees. Around 50% of women are scared of spiders, a phobia known as arachnophobia.
In an extreme case of a phobia of insects sufferers imagine that creepy crawlies are on their body, and have been known to scratch their skin raw as a result.
WE'RE NOT HAPPY UNLESS YOU'RE HAPPYSEE HOW IT WORKS
With Competitive Pest Control Services you’ll never have to worry about paying for a job that hasn’t been done.
If you’re not satisfied with our services, we’ll not only give you your money back, we’ll return it to you twofold. That’s right: you’ll not only receive a full refund, we’ll also pay to have your pest problem sorted by our competition.*
We’re always trying to raise the standard of service, it’s one of the reasons we were name Australian Pest Manager of the Year four times in the past six years. When you employ our services, you know your pest problem will soon be a distant memory. What could be more satisfying than that?
*Please contact us to hear more about our 200% Money Back Guarantee - as due to issues sometimes outside our control, not all services may be covered by this offer.