How do I get over a fear of roaches in my house? In general I'm not afraid of cockroaches because I can deal with them in school and outside etc... I just can't stand them in my home. We get cockroaches in the basement during the hot seasons and they're huge. If I see one, I wont go down there for weeks. I only end up seeing about 2 or 3 per season in unoccupied areas of my house like my basement and porch, but its enough to freak me out into not going into certain parts of my house. Once I saw one in my room and I literally ended up lived in my living room most of the summer. Any ideas on how I could get over this? I just saw one in the basement and I need to wash clothes for school tomorrow.