Top 50 Pest Related Phobias

Top 50 Pest Related Phobias

When it comes to our fears of pests, it’s surprising to discover just how many phobias are related to pest control.

Listed are a little over 50 pest-related phobias. Do You Have Any?

Animals – Zoophobia

Arachnophobia – Spiders

Ants – Myrmecophobia

Bacteria – Bacteriophobia

Bats – Chiroptophobia

Bees – Apiphobia or Melissophobia

Birds – Ornithophobia

Butterflies and Moths – Mottephobia

Cats – Achluophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia

Creepy, crawly things – Herpetophobia

Dampness, moisture or liquids – Hydrophobia

Death or dying – Thanatophobia

Death or dead things – Necrophobia

Decaying matter – Seplophobia

Dirt, contamination or infection – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia

Dirt or filth – Rhypophobia or Rupophobia

Dirty, being dirty or personal filth – Automysophobia

Disease – Nosophobia or Pathophobia

Disease and Suffering – Panthophobia

Dogs or Rabies – Cynophobia

Dust – Amathophobia or Koniophobia

Feathers or Being Tickled By Feathers – Pteronophobia

Faecal Matter, Faeces – Coprophobia or Scatophobia

Filth or Dirt – Rhypophobia

Fire – Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia

Hoarding – Disposophobia

Infection, Contamination or Dirt – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia

Insects – Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia

Any Insect That Eats Wood – Isopterophobia

Insects That Cause Itching – Acarophobia

Lice – Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia

Mushrooms – Mycophobia

Odour – Autodysomophobia

Poison – Iophobia

Poisoned – Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia

Rabies – Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia

Rat, great mole – Zemmiphobia

Reptiles – Herpetophobia

Small things – Microphobia, Mycrophobia

Smells, Odours – Olfactophobia

Snakes – Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia

Stings – Cnidophobia

Tapeworms – Taeniophobia

Termites – Isopterophobia

Vomiting – Emetophobia

Wasps – Spheksophobia

Wild animals – Agrizoophobia

Worms – Scoleciphobia and Vermiphobia

Worms, being infested with – Helminthophobia

If you know of any others pertinent to Pest Control, please share them with us in the comments. WaspKill UK Pest Control.