All right, so, I'm not sure what exactly my intention for posting this is...I guess I'll figure it out soon enough. Basically, I am scared to death of centipedes. I go absolutely insane when I see them (not in a violent way, I just freak out). I can't go near them and thus, I can't kill them (and imagining the sound they make when they die makes me vomit, not kidding). I really don't know what it is about them that bothers me...but the way they look is really terrifying to me, and whenever I see one (especially when they surprise me) I scream and yell at the top of my voice, run as far away as I can, and I'm basically traumatised for a few minutes. Here's an example: I went to go bring my dog in a little while ago. I go downstairs to put my shoe on, and what's there...a centipede...it crawls out from around my shoe and goes under a bench. So, basically, I ran away as fast as I could, didn't put my shoes on even though it's been raining. I went out the back door, brought the dog in, then rushed upstairs, and I've been freaking out ever since...I don't want to go downstairs, and no one is home to kill it. I don't know what to do right now because of it, because I'm hungry, I want to go for a walk, et cetera, but I'm afraid to go downstairs. I'm also not going to go to sleep tonight in case it finds its way upstairs to my room. I don't know what I will do in the morning, though, when I go downstairs and it's in my kitchen or something. Anyways, can anyone explain to me perhaps why I have such a fear of them? I've never had any traumatising experiences or anything as a kid, and there's really nothing to explain it. Also, anyone know how to get rid of the fear of them? How can I help my current situation? Et cetera...maybe some interesting facts about them, I don't know. Still not entirely sure why I felt compelled to post this.