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Insectophobia And Other Stories

Updated on June 22, 2012

All Insects are ....

It all began in the forums. Sometimes it just feels like the place is infested with these creepy insects. And there are many varieties of them. They come in all sizes, colors and shapes. The jumpers, the crawlers, the sticks, the bugs, the spammers, to name a few. According to some scientists there are more than 7 million of them all over the globe, and its only natural that some of them try to invade our forums too. Lately it was some China shoe salesmen. Oh, I hate them. Do you have a fear of bugs or insects? Technically the fear of insects is called Entomophobia or Insectophobia, if I am right. What is the treatment for these phobias or how to treat the fear of insects? I guess humor is a good medicine!

Insects, insects everywhere
Insects, insects everywhere

Amazing Bugs You Probably Didn't Know Exist!

Dottie is absolutely terrified of these monster crickets, especially when they appear in her bathrooms and pantry. Actually I should thank her for helping me to jump over the writer's block since she gave me the idea for this hub. Or should I thank that monster cricket?!.

While Mark excels in the humor department some takes his comments very seriously when he was only trying to help and be a little funny about it. Incidentally, he loves the taste of monster crickets dipped in dark chocolate. Very crunchy!. And he usually traps them with a glass before dipping them in chocolate. But it was the hubby and not any hubber who came to the rescue of Dottie this time. He kicked the cricket out and what else are hubbies for. Hubbies can do what hubbers can't.

Shadesbreath feels that America needs an enema, but will set his own house on fire if he can't kill a cricket. Misha has plenty of crickets at home and his kids play with them because dad is too busy hubbing. There will sure be a war if Mark visits Misha's home.

Ever heard of 'jukeems'?. Thats what they call the biggest, the scariest, and the hairiest cockroaches in Israel. Karen and her husband scream and run to their bedrooms when jukeems are in sight. I am not sure whether Mark likes to eat jukeems dipped in maple syrup too. While wanna be bee farmer In-Correct may be correct about learning to live with insects, the thought of wasps landing in his eye make me cringe.

Can You Identify this Huge Spider?

A couple of days ago this huge spider appeared on the wall of my bathroom
A couple of days ago this huge spider appeared on the wall of my bathroom
It was so huge and scary, must be measuring around 15 cm
It was so huge and scary, must be measuring around 15 cm
Luckily, this spider didn't move when I was taking photos
Luckily, this spider didn't move when I was taking photos
After I took this photo, it ran so fast and disappeared through the window. Can you identify this one?
After I took this photo, it ran so fast and disappeared through the window. Can you identify this one?

Crickets are our friends and I agree with Rochelle. While she urges you to embrace your fears and let your conscience be your guide, marisue continues to hate those things. Bob is another great hubber who likes cooking and first he threaten the crickets before roasting them. He always keeps chocolate sauce at hand just in case if any unsuspecting cricket who has no idea of his taste buds doesn't listen to him.

Our ailurophile but arachnophobic Maddie has Vivi to deal with crickets. All she has to do is say "Vivi, bug!" and blow at the crickets. The cat will do the rest. No wonder there was feline worship in ancient Egypt. The ever resourceful Patty likes daddy-longlegs but not scorpions.

Sir Dent has teamed up with Mighty Hunter to exterminate these bugs. And I always thought he was a kind man!. Perhaps he also hates bugs. dineane, hates them all no matter what, but one of her NC favorite is the wolf spider. Zsuzsy advises to bring home the lizards to contain the bugs menace.

Marian who grew up in Hawaii has seen something I can only imagine. It seems that they use cockroaches to transport TV and beer over there. The bohemian compu-smart is another arachnophobic who, like Maddie has got a well trained kitty for his defences that respond to the command 'parasites'.

The part Cajun Jerilee narrated a funny story of a cricket which turned out to be an old travel alarm clock in the end. It was hilarious. But it is pretty scary in the case of Barga. All sorts of creatures keep creeping into her bedroom!. The poor thing has to sleeps on the couch most of the time. Reminds me of an old horror movie I have seen long ago.

While Crystal feeds her dragon with thousands of crickets every two weeks, and is going nuts slowly in the process having to listen to their chirping, the self proclaimed insectophobic Shirley loves to listen to crickets. Its music for her. Bill is a brave man indeed. Crickets are like pussycats to him, after witnessing a millipede being dug out from his dad's ears years ago. Louise knows how to deal with such situations. First you syringe water into the ears, if that doesn't work use oil, if that doesn't work call an ambulance, if that doesn't work call Louise.

The latecomer LaVelle has her own devices. Like Shadesbreath she also likes to burn houses down, but with mice inside, while Kate is wondering why crickets jump towards her. And all these timeSiva was choking on his chips reading the insect stories. Someone please go and help him.

Do You ike Insects?

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PS: I have written this hub just for fun and actually there no other stories!. I did't mean to offend anyone. Please let me know if you want your name to be removed from this hub.

Best Regards

SunSeven

Update: The most reliable sourceress Maddie has changed Vivi into a dog and she is angry with me for not mentioning this.

Do You Fear Incects?

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    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 6 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      This is a very entertaining hub, SunSeven. I'm sorry I missed it when you wrote it. Obviously, you did a lot of work on it. It's a nice way to mention so many hubbers. I'm honored to be among those mentioned. Tweeted and Liked.

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Although two it is so much fun, to read again. It made me smile. lolol! I do not like insects at all.

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      mythbuster 8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      I like this hub but I still don't like insects much

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      Guardian1 8 years ago

      Hmmm, I've been meaning to try some chocolate covered bugs. Working up the courage ;-). I really liked this hub.

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      tdarby 8 years ago

      nice hub--what an awesome way to get a bunch of hubbers involved. Such a good idea.

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      teeray 8 years ago from Canada

      This has been an interesting hub, sunseven!

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      AndyBaker 8 years ago from UK

      I was supprised to see that more people liked insects than not.

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      Sharon3rd 8 years ago from Talladega, AL

      Big hairy cockroach in Israel?? I am staying in Alabama where our cockroaches are slick! <smile>

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      roastedpinebark 8 years ago from Iowa

      Wow, this is a very interesting and fun page to read! thanks a bunch for the entertainment!

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      Imaculate Johnson 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this info :)

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      Nayberry 8 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

      Great hub! I'm relatively new to the hubpages and this one has introduced me to alot of the other hubbers' pages. It is very entertaining, too.

      Tootles!!

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      dineane 8 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL - I missed this when it was published and just found it searching on my name, per another forum discussion. Thanks for mentioning me, but just to clarify, the wolfe spider is one of my LEAST favorites! :-)

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      SirDent 9 years ago

      I just had to vote no because you said I teamed up with Mighty Hunter to exterminate them.

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      Kika Rose 9 years ago from Minnesota

      I'm not a huge bug fan myself. My porch is infested with flies. Flies, flies, everywhere! And I do love my flyswatter. And those flies just don't understand that I'm'a gonna kill 'em with mah trustly flyswatter. :-P

      Cute hub, though. Loved the little stories. :-D

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Dog! Dog! Vivi is a dog! SunSeven, don't you read your comments???

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      You were among my three nominees for Featured Hubber of the week SunSeven, good luck.

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      Trsmd 9 years ago from India

      Best Regards

      Trsmd says:2 weeks ago

      Hei.. I am searching for my name.. How could you miss me?

      SunSeven says:2 weeks ago

      You are somewhere in there Murali :)

      I have searched thoroughly.. Missing... somewhere?

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      Rodney Fagan 9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Good hub, I enjoyed it

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      cflynn 9 years ago from Ireland

      Fun hub, I had a cat once that ate cockroaches, very usefull but the noise was ghastly!!! I voted no....they may be essential and all that but dey UUgly!!

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      hot dorkage 9 years ago from Oregon, USA

      As one who spent their career exterminating bugs I am deeply and mortally offended that you didn't include me.

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      adrainsean 9 years ago

      seem like u have fliar to write well....freelance it and u can make good cash with it ....

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      Kiz 9 years ago from Antioch, TN

      I'm wounded! I appear nowhere in this!!

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      Anna Marie Bowman 9 years ago from Florida

      This really brought a smile to my face!! I know I am missing out on a joke in there somewhere, but it still made me smile!

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      My father is an Exterminator, no kidding. I mean he manages the place now but back in the day, i had the best science projects...lol.

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Funny!

      Just a note... Vivi is a *dog*, not a cat.  (I'm actually allergic to cats.) This would make me a cynophilist.

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      Mark Knowles 9 years ago

      lol

      Nice one SunSeven. :)

      And don't worry Dottie, I didn't take it personally. My humor can be a little, "biting," sometimes. My secuse- 2 brothers, boarding school and English lol

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      Gary Eby 9 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Pretty clever and funny hub. Laughter is a power that heals. Thanks for sharing this hub. Feel free to see my new one, "Life Change". Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.

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      Sherri 9 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      What a creative Hub! Such a nice way to feature cool Hubbers and fun Hubs. Thumbs up! Oh, and spiders are my friends. Roaches, never! :)

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      Eddie Perkins 9 years ago

      Funny!!!!!!! You have a great sense of humor.  I like bugs - if they are somewhere other than where I am. I voted no. Thumbs Up and Stumble. I'll try to catch up to you as long as you don't turn the bugs loose on me. ~ eddie

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      compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Soo funny SunSeven! but not having the hairs all over my body standing on end thinking about my kitty eating (LOUD crunching sounds!) spiders!!

      Although i have a huge Phobia I actually love spiders, as long as there in the garden and NOT my bath!! lol

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      Charles W Graham 9 years ago

      I have a thing about spiders. Especially the big ones that got into my house when I lived in South Texas. Had a cockroach crawl into my mouth one night when I slept. Didn't eat it. Pulled it out with my fingers. Didn't know what it was until I felt it squirming in my fingers. Crushed it, jumped up, turned the light on, then the freaking out began.

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      B.T. Evilpants 9 years ago from Hell, MI

      I voted yes. Insects are my third favorite food!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SunSeven! Awesome fun hub. The ones with some humor are always my favorites. We have to find out what the name of the phobia is... for the worst bug of all, the 'spammer'bug.

      great hub regards Zsuzsy

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      ASHWINSPGA 9 years ago from Lion City ( Singapore)

      I love the way you write Div. You have a great talent for comedic writings which i hope i can strive one day. Excellent work on this hub. Loved the humor and light hearted jabs. Thumbs up :=)

      *I only just saw my name after i posted this comment and was about to leave. hehe. Crickets In the ear canal and bugs on the lips made my stomach do somersaults. Whose wouldn't? I hate insects of any kind

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      Marian Swift 9 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Thanks for the mention, and for immortalizing a classic thread!

      I'm sure the thieving cockroaches of the islands will eat it up, too ...

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      weblog 9 years ago from 1India

      "...and what else are hubbies for."

      ROFLOL

      Funny hub! As great as that thread started by Dottie!! I too wish you a million page views, SS :)

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      mattferry 9 years ago from California

      those are a lot of names :)

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      ajcor 9 years ago from NSW. Australia

      i voted yes to the insects and am now going to the hub pages to check the names I don't recoqnise.

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      OMG SunSeven, this hub is a riot. 

      I'm sure glad Jiminy cricket helped you out of your writer's block.

      And poor Mark, how rude I was!  I did apologize to him and he did get a new fan!

      BTW I have no more insectophobia thanks to all the funny medicine I received in the forum thread. I even voted yes in the "do you like insect" poll.  

      Thumbs up and I too wish you a million page views:) ~Dottie~

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      Lifebydesign 9 years ago from Australia

      lol fun hub SunSeven. You summed it up rather nicely!

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      SunSeven 9 years ago from Singapore / India

      Thank you for dropping in new blossum and ben bridge. :)

      Regards

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      ben bridges 9 years ago

      Hi sunSeven i have voted in the poll. Good style

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      new blossom 9 years ago from India

      Oh SubSeven really it is interesting

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      SunSeven 9 years ago from Singapore / India

      You are somewhere in there Murali :)

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      Trsmd 9 years ago from India

      Hei.. I am searching for my name.. How could you miss me?

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      SunSeven 9 years ago from Singapore / India

      Thank you Shirley. I am glad that you liked it. L)

      Best Regards

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Aww SunSeven, what a fun hub!  You are so good at surprising people.

      It must've been tricky, you did a great job.  Thx for mentioning me.

      So we're going for a goal of a million page views?  Wow, I'd better start Stumbling!

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      SunSeven 9 years ago from Singapore / India

      Thanks Misha. I hope it does too! :)

      Best Regards

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      Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

      LOL, that's a funny one SunSeven!

      I wish this hub hits a million views mark, too ;)