Psychological Impacts of Having Pests – We’ve grown accustomed to hearing and reading about the devastating effects bugs have on human health. But we rarely consider the ‘being,’ and we rarely confront the issue of our psychological health decline as a result of pests in our home.
I occasionally wake up with a heavy head and a puzzled expression on my face, wondering what’s wrong. And this is a condition that we, the citizens of this dream city, Sydney, are all too familiar with. But do we really believe that the mental health challenges we’re dealing with have a direct link to our living environment, i.e., our home?
Termites, various types of bugs, leftover foods, and occasional invasions of ants, cockroaches, and other crawling pests are common in our living spaces.
These pests, which we pay little attention to, cause not only physical health concerns in your child, which you are already aware of, but pests and dirty environments also pose psychological health risks to children and adults.
You should see a Psychologist for your mental health (try Yoga and Meditation instead) and a famous Pest Control Company in Sydney for your physical health.
So let us advance our journey into the mental worlds of disorders and their links to pests. Those bugs that we refer to as little crawling animals from another earth.
➢Phobias Regarding Pests:
Growing up, I had a lot of phobias. I still remember having a fear of water, but I overcome that fear while learning to swim in just four days. But there was another issue I had to deal with, and that was the fear of spiders. I recall scouring my house all day for a spider in some dusty corner and requesting that adults clean it up. If you’re a kid who enjoys theatrical Spiderman and other such shows, spiders can be a burden. You might actually expect a spider to bite so you can release the web at your adjacent building, except you come across a real spider with eight legs crawling on your hand, in which case you’ll get a spider phobia. Arachnophobia is the scientific name for being afraid of spiders.
Arachnophobia is more common in women, rendering them vulnerable when presented with spiders. An unpleasant reaction to spiders may be triggered by a traumatic experience with spiders in the past.
Katsaridaphobia seems to be a term for the fear of cockroaches. We all know someone who suffers from this phobia. Remember when we used to play a prank about cockroaches being around? Little did we know that phobias aren’t just a dread of an insect or a thing; they’re mental disorders that we create for ourselves, and the environment simply facilitates that fear, which then becomes a lifelong preoccupation.
Entomophobia is a widespread phobia of insects in which a person attempts to avoid any bug at all costs. When such insects are seen, they cause intense anxiety and a constant stream of thoughts that a normal person may be unable to comprehend. A person may become agitated by the sight of that insect, as I do when I see lizards, especially in a dark enclosed space. Sweating, trembling, and choking may be felt by a person who does not normally experience these sensations. This sensation becomes a phobia’s benchmark. Even though a person is experiencing a natural sense, he may be thinking of an insect encounter.
➢Preventing Infestation with Pest: –
●The most important thing is to maintain your home tidy. Did you know that Canadian Psychology Professor Jordan Peterson recommends keeping your house clean- Make your Bed in the Morning as the best medicine for psychological wellness and a better start for the remainder of the day?
●If you have pets, keep them clean and tidy. Make sure they don’t mess around in a dirty corner, attracting vermin that are harmful to your health.
●Cleanliness, neatness, and other basic suggestions are all good ideas. However, did you know that pests are drawn to body sweat and food stains on clothes? As a result, we recommend that you wash your clothing on a regular basis.