This word is derived from Greek “anopheli” – means mosquito”. Anopheliphobia is a branch of entomophobia, fear of insects, since mosquitoes are insects. This phobia is linked with pruritophobia, fear of itches since mosquito bites are itchy. People can fear mosquitoes because they can suffer malaria through mosquito bites, or itches from it.
Sufferers would not go outdoors at night while limiting going outdoors during the day as there are few mosquitoes active during the day. Getting bit by a mosquito can induce panic to anopheliphobes. It is commonly treated using a relaxation method.
A Storyline of a person with Fear of Mosquitoes
I do suffer from mosquitophobia, I really hate mosquitos! they really do scare me even of all the diseases they can give u if they carry it. I have to check the whole house to see if no mosquitos are inside. And if i get i mosquito bite then my heart pounds so fast i cant even breath i flip out and feel like im gonna die!”Especially” the big ones that cant harm you!i love all animals and bugs. But a mosquito is a bug i can’t ever ignore!