Fear of bugs and insects
Hello, I'm new to the forum, and I'm trying very hard to figure out how to solve my problem. Please, if this is in the wrong forum, let me know.
I'm hoping to garden for frugal and therapy reasons. I've got the physical issues with gardening under control in regards to my disability, but the mental issues are another story. I have severe entomophobia, to the point where lady bugs and flies scare me, let alone bees and wasps. I understand that the bugs are beneficial, and that more likely than not they won't hurt me, but phobias are illogical. I've basically been told to give up on having a garden, but I can't do that yet.
My mother suggested gardening in the very early morning, as there may be less bugs? A friend suggested wetting the garden down with the hose before playing in it.
What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions? I'm very serious about this, so please be supportive. Thanks!