(WTVO) — According to a new study men are more afraid of bugs than women.

The OnePoll study on behalf of Zevo found that 64 percent of people are fearful of insects, but it was the men who were more terrified of the creepy crawlers than women. 32 percent of the men saying that they were “very scared” of bugs.

Compare that to 22 percent of females who were afraid.

To their credit, men were more likely to correctly identify “entomology” as the study of insects (53 percent vs. 43 percent), but women were better at spotting carpenter ants (43 percent vs. 39 percent).

And while men were better at identifying ticks (53 percent vs. 43 percent), women were more likely to know that cockroaches can lay over 50 eggs at once.

No matter the gender, over 50 percent of survey respondents say they use bug killers to get rid of insects in their homes.


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