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Which of these insects creeps you out the most?

Response Percent Votes
Cockroaches
 
30% 168
Spiders
 
28% 158
Ticks
 
24% 132
Chiggers
 
4% 24
Insects don’t bother me
 
4% 23
Bees
 
2% 11
Mosquitoes
 
2% 11
None of the above
 
1% 10
Ants
 
1% 6
Flies
 
0% 3
Total 546

Comments

yourworstnightmare 6 years, 5 months ago

I don't see the insects John McCain or GWB on the list. Now they are creepy.

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KUindentured_servant 6 years, 5 months ago

I'm also deathly afraid of June bugs. I had a traumatic experience in my youth. I don't want to talk about it.

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sandrat7 6 years, 5 months ago

Yes, Junebugs! I, too, had a traumatic experience in my youth. ugh!

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Nikki May 6 years, 5 months ago

I picked spiders, but they aren't insects

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gphawk89 6 years, 5 months ago

Termites. Not that they're that creepy, but because we just found an infestation in our house yesterday.

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schula 6 years, 5 months ago

Locusts -- I am deathly afraid of them.

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sharper 6 years, 5 months ago

Lamest thing ever: I'm terrified of June Bugs. Yes, I know they're completely harmless. Yes, I know it's completely irrational. But there it is. June bugs creep me out.

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Nikki May 6 years, 5 months ago

Bugs is a specific TYPE of insect. The order hemiptera are bugs. The only one I can think of now is aphids, and they bother me, but don't creep me out. We could say which arthropod creeps you out.

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mistygreen 6 years, 5 months ago

I agree with the June bugs....my sister tormented me all the time by putting those nasty things in my hair.

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commuter 6 years, 5 months ago

Randy Weaselman- his half truths about USD497 are driving me crazy.. Maybe one day my significant will stop working with the district, I could for school board, get elected and put a morals clause in his contract, and get rid of him!!!@!

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sharper 6 years, 5 months ago

Multidisciplinary: if I could get near to a live June Bug without freaking out, I would. I can only get close to them when they're dead, and I don't like to get near them then either. Although I liked how you called 'em "land turtles." And Pywacket, I know that they're harmless. But I just have an irrational phobia of June bugs. There's no logic to it at all (which is again why my husband teases me about it). Urgh. Just THINKING about a June bug can cause me to shudder. Totally lame.

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booyalab 6 years, 5 months ago

actually a good chunk of the things in that list aren't insects...how hard is it to just call them bugs?

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KU_Dude 6 years, 5 months ago

If the world ended today the only things left would be cockroaches and cool's many posts about the Oread Inn.

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hawklet21 6 years, 5 months ago

schula (Anonymous) says: Locusts - I am deathly afraid of them.Me too!! It is the worst when they get stuck in the back winshield area of your car. I know they aren't going to do anything to me, but that noise is enough to send me screaming in the other direction. And you can't kill them, either, because they are unsquooshable and they just scream even louder.

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sharper 6 years, 5 months ago

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who was traumatized by June bugs as a kid... makes me feel not quite so insane. I think I got one caught in my hair when I was young. I've evidently never recovered!My husband teases me about it mercilessly. But he's kind enough to take the dog out at night in the summer, so I guess I can't complain about him too much. :)

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 6 years, 5 months ago

Scorpions are not on the list and not an insect, but they definitely creep me out. The good news, I haven't seen any in Kansas yet.

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booyalab 6 years, 5 months ago

Spiders are cool (and not insects!). Cockroaches and ticks are gross, and flies and mosquitoes are annoying, but the only really creepy bug on that list to me are chiggers. Oh, and june bugs are also cool.

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Celeste Plitz 6 years, 5 months ago

shudder I can handle all of them except for cockroaches. EWWWWWWI love insects and other creepy crawlies, I think they're neat, but cockroaches never get any mercy from me!! LOL yuck!

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yeah_right 6 years, 5 months ago

As a child, I used to get upset because my birthday is in June and I hate June Bugs, that just wasn't fair to me. I just hate how they stick to you when they land on you and buzz and I really hate the sound of them crunching under my shoe. Ugh, they give me the heebie-jeebies!

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road_Runner 6 years, 5 months ago

Even though they're technically not insects, ticks really give me the creeps.Come to think of it, I wouldn't shed any tears if cockroaches, flies, mites, ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, and just about any other blood sucking insect were never to be seen in Kansas (or elsewhere) again. Oh yeah...can't forget the wasps. They need to go, too.

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MelKay 6 years, 5 months ago

I swallowed a bee in my beer once and the little sucker stung my throat............ouch. Yet, I'd have to go with spiders.

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 6 years, 5 months ago

motomom says..."normally we don't even see them until august normally we don't even see them until august"Yikes! What county or part of the state?

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George_Braziller 6 years, 5 months ago

The only bug that creeps me out is those giant segmented house centipedes that are about three inches long if you include the antennas. They look like something from a prehistoric horror flick. If you have an old house with a stone foundation basement you know the ones I'm talking about.

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motomom 6 years, 5 months ago

hate to tell ya flockofjayhawks.....scorpions are alive and well in kansas. we have already killed 7 in our house this year. normally we don't even see them until august...not sure what is up with that.....they blend in with our hard wood floors and it is difficult seeing them....they really are creepy. not one of God's good creatures.....along with those sneeky ticks...........

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notajayhawk 6 years, 5 months ago

Many years ago, a friend who was in the Navy asked us to drive down to Virginia Beach and bring his girlfriend so he could see her before he shipped out. It was a holiday weekend, and he couldn't get us a hotel at the last minute, so he found us a campsite in Chesapeake, right across from the Great Dismal Swamp.I have never seen so many deer flies in one spot in my life. Any time one of us would get in or out of the tent, just with the door unzipped long enough for them to go through, we'd spend ten minutes killing the suckers. By the third day, there'd be one on someone's arm or leg, with blood running down, and we didn't even bother swatting them, we got so used to it. On the morning we were leaving, they were all mysteriously gone.Then we found the answer to the mystery - horse flies. The deer flies were either scared of them, or being swallowed whole by them. The only good thing about the horse flies is they were big enough to see them coming from quite a distance. Either there'd be a huge shadow on the ground approaching, or you'd see a shape the size of an A-6 Intruder coming over the treeline. You wouldn't believe how fast we could actually pack a tent and get in the car. There was one sitting on the dashboard staring at us - we thought of trying to swat it, but figured it would be really dangerous if we wounded it.Maybe they don't 'creep' me out, but I was pretty sure they would bleed me out by the time we left.

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BalkansHawk 6 years, 5 months ago

"I swallowed a bee in my beer once and the little sucker stung my throat::::ouch."I once had a spider somehow fall on my beer and it bit my lip when I was taking a drink. Speaking of beer, fruit flies are a real pain to get rid of. My favorite watering hole in Lawrence once had a problem with these annoying little creatures, especially in the men's latrine. We called them pecker gnats.

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