This post brought to you by The Orkin Ecologist. All opinions are 100% mine.
Welcome to the Scared of Bug Club! My two youngest daughters and I have a secret handshake and everything. We take anyone else who is scared of bugs, but before we will teach you the secret handshake there are a few things you must do. First, you must read this post totally and completely if you are scared of bugs it might be hard, but it’s something that one must know before they smash any little buggies! I know, I know I don’t like them much either, BUT after reading world’s scariest bugs I learned how very important things about these spooky creatures.
I don’t like spiders, I know there is nothing to be scared of they can only kill you – no biggie right! Geezer, my husband and I have this argument all the time. When a Bee fly’s near me stand still – and what get stung NO THANKS! Can you believe it? Spiders are super scary, and some are killers, but what really makes them scary? Seriously, after reading world’s scariest bugs it really made me start thinking about why I’m so scared of bugs. Is it the legs, eyes, maybe the antennas? Nope for me it’s the fact that they can crawl on me, and me not notice. The fact that I don’t always think about getting a bug bite, and all those horror stories about people finding them in their beds. There might be a different reason for you, and if you are like my oldest daughter you might be totally and completely head over heels for bugs.
Okay back to the article I recently read – the one about the spooky bugs… Want to know a few things I learned? I learned how thankful I am for people like my oldest daughter – who are interested by these creepy creatures, who have it in them to get close to them, who actually don’t smash them, scream and run, who actually take the time to study them so we know more about them. I am extremely thankful for all the people at Orkin – that take the time to teach us Scared of Bug Club members that all these bugs have a place on our planet, whether they are safe, or we should fear them, or whether they are helpful to the environment.
The people at Orkin have been studying the creepy crawly creatures for 100 years, they have scientists that help ensure they keep science at the forefront of their work. They study bugs, because the more we know about them, the better we are able to control them. Like my oldest daughter the people at Orkin are so fascinated by the little buggies that they have created “The Ecologist” site, which is to celebrate science and uniqueness of bugs. Which for bug lovers like my daughter is an amazing site, and for Scared of Bug Club members like myself it’s a great go to place to increase your fear of bugs, and become more and more thankful for those who are not in our club!
Check out a few EXTRA CREAPY bugs in the world:
In the article they talk about several SUPER scary bugs. Did you know there was a Giant Japanese Hornet which are primarily found in Asia? Yes the stinger is over half an inch long, they can fly great distances, decimate a 30,000 member honeybee colony in only a few hours, BUT per year there is only about 40 confirmed deaths from these giant bees.
I don’t know about you, but I am familiar with the Black Widow it’s one of the few poisons spiders we have here in New Mexico, but they should defiantly be feared. The Brazilian wandering spider is a new one to me, but form what I read they have the most potent venom of all the spider species, and thankfully there are very few deaths caused by this South American spider.
Goliath Bird – eating Spider is a hair little guy, and reminds me of a tarantula, but MEAN! It’s huge, has lots of hair, eyes, legs, and inch-long fangs. They look super scary, and I was surprised to learn that they are less toxic to us than a bee.
There is several other creepy crawlies that you can learn about. Whether you are interested in bugs, or just interested on getting away from them it’s a great place to learn more. Let’s face it whether you want to learn or run, it’s always nice to know what you are running from and why.
Yes, I am deathly afraid of bugs. I honestly don’t like them one bit, but I do realize they are a very important part of our world, and that we need them for things to work properly. My daughter on the other hand thinks there is not a mean bug in the world, and she will pick on me by showing me a spider that she found (yes she knows about them.
So my dear Scared of Bug Club Members how shall we handle this now? I have been thinking of this day and night, Scream and Run – do not squash the buggies until you know more about them, and if you are not willing to learn more just run!
Be sure to swing by the Orkin Ecologist Website and read the world’s scariest bugs, it’s actually interested – even for a Scared of Bug Club Member.