(StatePoint) Hate bugs? You’re not alone. Nearly seven in 10 Americans can’t sleep if they know there’s an insect in the room, according to a recent survey conducted by OnePoll for Zevo. The same poll also found that two in three Americans would give up a month’s pay to not deal with bugs!
Science says your visceral reaction is actually quite rational. According to researchers at the University of California, Davis, those creepy-crawly feelings you may experience upon seeing a bug is simply nature’s way of helping you avoid pathogens and parasites.