The way wasps and bees sorta hover always makes me anxious, plus the way moths always flutter about in your face will result in me me spazzing out waving my hands everywhere. But if we were to include arachnids in this poll, then nothing tops the slow crawl of a spider or a daddy long legs.
I've seen giant ass flying cockroaches before. It's fucking gross.
oh god I saw one of those too. It totally came out of my fucking uh AC vent and I didn't sleep that night.
it was the fucking worst thing I've ever seen, I was traumatized for a week :(
I would say flying freaks me out more. When you have things like wasps, yellow jackets, and giant carpenter bees that buzz by your ear out of nowhere, it is pretty damn freaky. It always freaks me out and I end up immediately running inside.
Crawling bugs can easily be squished and aren't as frightening to me.
I live in Australia, so I've seen a whole mess of fucked up shit when it comes to bugs - but I can live with most of them. Roaches are horrid, but I keep my shit sprayed down on the regular so they don't come near my room or places in my house that I frequent. Spiders are actually pretty cool - I'd never fucking touch one ever, but if there's one in the corner of my room, that's fine.
Because spiders kill the fuck out of flying bugs and flying bugs are the worst thing in the fucking world.
I've left (read: fled) rooms because there were wasps in them. Moths seem to have no fucking fear anymore either - they just fly at you whenevs, the bastards. Flys are effing bigger and bigger every year...
Both, because they are all disturbing by their very nature.
That said, arachnids are fine to me, for some reason. I actually like spiders. (but some of them still elicit a large "NOPE" from me, like Huntsmans)
Flying insects may have the edge, though, because nothing paralyzes me faster than a bee, hornet, or wasp flying up to check me out. I feel like I'm being mugged... "Do what you want, bee, just put the weapon down!". Good thing I'm not allergic, or the terror levels would be through the roof.
Fuck those things. I found one in my room in FEBRUARY. There's 3 inches of snow on the ground, they should be dead.
Oh, by the way - during rain or snow, spiders migrate to sheltered areas. Welcome to the fun fun world of spider-filled homes during winter!
There are shitloads of bugs here in Australia and most of them don't bother me, except for these mother fuckers:
They are the worst, silent and stealthy, you don't notice them until you start to itch and the welts are appearing. They'll even drop off of ceilings or trees onto you and climb under your shirt. Apparently they even cause horse abortions. Crawling are definitely the worst.
Flying bugs usually can crawl too so they're a real pain. Crawlies I can live with or smack them out if need be. I draw the line at centipedes and
these things, though. They freak me out.
It's a good idea to keep a cat or let a couple of spiders live because they will murder all the horrible bugs.
Are we including spiders in bugs? Cause if so, spiders can fuck right on out of my life. For forever. Times two. Please. PLEASE.
Yeah, this right here, pretty much. I can ignore, or at least just casually back the fuck away from most bugs, but spiders leave me paralyzed in fear. I have to run across the room and throw shit at it and hope I hit it. Fuck'em.
Wasps are a pain, but I see them pretty regularly here in Summer, and they're usually pretty easy to deal with.
I hate bugs. They make me EEK. Ironic considering how desensitized to them I used to be as a kid. Flying... not flying... it makes no difference. I think the turning point was being stung for the first time ever when I was a teen by an incredibly stupid bee which was sucked into our car and managed to get stuck under my armpit, and in its rage against the big old thing which didn't even know it existed, it stung me as its final act of life. From there on out I've just been annoyed/freaked out by every type of insect, be it visible or microscopic enough to avoid the human eye.
Flying bugs. With crawling ones it's like "I'm over here now and it's gonna be a while until I can get over to you and you can trap me pretty easily so it's all good man". With flying ones they'll be far away one second and then a second later it's like "guess what chump now I'm all up in your punk-ass face ain't nothing you can do about it bitch". And they often make noise, whereas crawling bugs are usually quiet.
I mean, they're both bad, but once I was in the passenger seat of a car driving at over 100 km/h and discovered that there was a wasp in there, and the only reason I didn't just open the door and jump out was that it was too tired to fly around and just slowly crawled (it had probably been stuck in there for a while). I'd rather risk breaking a couple of bones than stay in a tiny enclosed space with a fully functional wasp.
I fucking hate the buzzing sound a flying bug makes when it's circling around your head. Mosquitoes, bees, ladybugs, it doesn't fucking matter, any bug that gives my ear a fly by must pay the ultimate price.
Bugs don't otherwise perturb me unless they crawl/land on my person, in which case, again, they must die for their transgressions.
I was already terrified enough of bees and wasps. That thing looks terrifying on-screen; if I ever saw one in real life, it wouldn't have to sting me because I would have already died of shock and fear.
So thanks for strengthening my distaste for the not-so-great outdoors!