I Absolutely Terrified of Camel Crickets

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    I'm Glad I Havnt Seen One Of Those Things In Years :)

    I grew up with a single mother and we had a really old one bedroom house in a rotting neighborhood up in winston salem, NC, and I remember as a kid when the basement of that house used to be covered with those dang creatures, and I mean covered to the point to where you couldnt...
    gizmotologist88 gizmotologist88
    22-25
    1 Response May 24, 2010

    Well As Far As I Go

    I think they're actually cute little things. Then again, I had a pet cricket when I was a kid. He died shortly after I found him, but he was chirpy, my friend. Lol! ^-^
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow
    18-21
    Nov 3, 2012

    Sad To Admit

    I am new to the Experience Project but I have an awful lot of weird experiences to share so I'm excited. It seems everywhere I have lived I have had some kind of odd bug or rodent problem. It's not me, honest! Once I lived in an apartment with house millipedes (uck!), next I...
    muncherdoodah muncherdoodah
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2010

    Omg...ugh!!

    I absolutely hate these things..they are sooo ugly!! In out house we occasionally had one pop up in the house..but in the new house..I think we are sitting on a nest of them...they are everywhere...even though I know they are harmless..they scare the stew out of me!!!
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 26, 2012

    Laugh If You Must

    I told my neighbor about these things...I never knew their name so now I canĀ  discuss them in a conversation and suddenly people actually know what I'm talking about. This evening she dropped her 9 year old grandson by to visit while she went to a Company Christmas party. She is...
    luvlymi luvlymi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2011

    Dreadful Expectation

    It's warming up again. Won't be long before those monsters are back.
    luvlymi luvlymi
    56-60, F
    Feb 25, 2012

    Gross Little Things!

    I just can't stand to even be in the room with these horrible insects.  Instead of trying to get away from you, they seem to TRY and jump ON you!!   Ooooo.... those nasty long legs.  I can barely write about them!!!
    kellit kellit
    51-55
    Aug 6, 2009

    Dealing With The Fear

    So I have been battling with the irrational fear of all members of the Orthoptera family for quite some time now, and the only recommendation I can make is to charge head long into say fears and try to conquer them. case-in-point, I was confronted with a camel crickets on my...
    Feb 1, 2013

    Rhaphidophoridae

    Even their name invokes horror for me......sounds like an enormous dinosaur......they are just a shrunken version of an enormous dinosaur. A miniature Rhaphiwata...never visited the crawl space...Now I never will.....guess an exterminator is in order.
    luvlymi luvlymi
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2011

    Heart Attack

    I just moved into a new house that was foreclosed, and for whatever reason, The previous owner took all the baseboards with them. So when I move in, they are everywhere! and i can't get them to die. They haunt me in my dreams, and in reality as well. I have thrown several objects...
    getmoneymegan getmoneymegan
    22-25, F
    Nov 3, 2012

    Sprickets

    First....an extremely loud YUKKKKKKK!!!!! Now I've spent so much time trying to find out what these horrid monsters are. I normally love and respect wildlife but these go beyond anything I ever imagined. Until I moved to the South I did not know they existed. A friend told me...
    luvlymi luvlymi
    56-60, F
    Dec 4, 2011

    Gross Little Things!

    I just can't stand to even be in the room with these horrible insects.  Instead of trying to get away from you, they seem to TRY and jump ON you!!   Ooooo.... those nasty long legs.  I can barely write about them!!!
    kellit kellit
    51-55
    1 Response Aug 6, 2009

    Why My House??tside

     I am glad to know I am not the only one who is scared to death of these hopping, humangous bugs. To me the word bug is too dainty to describe them.  These are more like creatures!  They are so heavy they make a weight  sound when they jump,  alone on my...
    philylady philylady
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2009

    Simply Horrible

    We live in a new development and the basement is a finished basement. But water heater, washer dryer etc. is also there.  Every time I go into the basement I see these awful looking cricket like bugs that scare me so badly.  I have arachnophobia and I am terribly afraid...
    zinahb6628 zinahb6628
    46-50, F
    Nov 18, 2009

    I Thought I Was The Only One! :d

    I don't feel so weird now. These things truly terrify me. I've always called them spider crickets, because they look like a cricket and a spider had a baby. And like all true monsters, they come out at night. I don't like spiders, but I can handle them for the most part, and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 13, 2012
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