Immediate MURDER (of the offending bug) used to help me when I had (not very serious) arachnophobia (even realistic pictures of spiders could give me the shivers). Yes, I know spiders are not insects, but they usually fit under the more generic definition of a "bug". Apart from that, I don't really know...
Andy G.:what are you so afraid of? falling in love?
I snorted outloud
Commissar_Tarkin:Immediate MURDER (of the offending bug) used to help me when I had (not very serious) arachnophobia (even realistic pictures of spiders could give me the shivers). Yes, I know spiders are not insects, but they usually fit under the more generic definition of a "bug". Apart from that, I don't really know...
Please don't hurt bug, they are just weird little guys trying to live their lives
the bug is not guilty of breaching your consent. it does not know you are there. unless its a wasp. the wasp knows you are there. they're like that. watching. waiting.
but for real generally the bug wouldnt touch you if it knew you were alive, it has no plans to die outside of natures course, and you are a profoundly dangerous organism for it to land on- true for basically any bug. it may decide to avoid your environment if you sufficiently spooked it..
if you wash yourself with soap, you should be spared the buggy pathogens, and that should be the end of it. remember it's not trying to hurt you... it doesnt know you exist. its just trying to do what its supposed to do. if it bites you, its basically panicking.
exception: ticks and parasitic bugs. but try to avoid traveling in places with these guys or wear hats if you must travel under their canopy. if you get touched by a specialized bug, instead of talking to us, it might be worth seeing a doctor if a rash persists.
Well, I handle spiders in my house because my sister has arachnophobia. I've never had a brown recluse so far, but if it looks like it might be one it gets squished, but other spiders I'll scoop up on some paper or even my hand and bring outside. There are some I legit like, like ladybugs and mantises. Most beetles don't freak me out. It really depends on what kind of bug it-
kellerybird:It was a roach, we've had problems with them since we moved in and have pest control come out every three months or so but they just keep coming back.
I would've killed it but it ran away (smart move on its part) before I could compose myself enough to activate murder mode after the initial shock of realizing I had a bug on me
OUGH OOF UGH BURN IT ALL IT'S UNCLEAN IT'S TAINTED
(This also applies to worms and worm-like insects, like centipedes and millipedes)
You must take many bugs internally to immunize yourself to their touch. The only downside is that due to the amount of bugs you need to ingest in order to develop full resistance, you may run out of roaches and then you did it all for nothing!