Most of us prefer to be as far away as possible from any sort of bug. They’re just a pest that we could happily live without. An aversion for bugs is usually based on three things: knowledge or experience (bees), a culturally understandable repulsion (cockroaches) or fear based on inadequate information (crickets).
For some this dislike of insects turns into something more serious: entomophobia (or insectophobia). A phobia can be defined as: “A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous”.