69% can’t sleep if they know there’s an insect in their home. The average person loses 36 hours of sleep time annually because of this fear.
A study also found when it comes to bugs, cockroaches are officially the most hated insect. Close to three-quarters of Americans admit they don’t take bugs seriously until they pose a threat to their homes. For example, the average person says they wouldn’t recognize that they have a fly problem until there are five of them buzzing about.
Meanwhile, 27% say they try to capture and release the bug into the wild and 22% will simply scream.