Do you believe in bug superstitions? There are many signs and symbols in different cultures that are believed to either be good luck charms or bad omens. Many of these are related to insects, so before you seek out pest control for the home, consider the critters that might be able to bring you good luck!
This is one of the most loveable insects around! When a ladybug lands on you, it’s considered a sign of good luck since you will be granted more patience and fewer burdens. Bug superstitions even say that if you are ill when a ladybug lands on you, it takes the illness away! You can wear a ladybug amulet to gain the same good luck. Bug superstitions also suggest that you count the spots on a ladybug’s back and that’s the number of happy months ahead. Of course, killing a lady bug is considered bad luck and should be avoided at all costs, so the superstition goes.
For thousands of years, it has been considered lucky to have a cricket on the hearth, especially in Asian countries where crickets were once used as “watchdogs.” When danger approached, the cricket’s chirping would stop. Native Americans believed crickets brought good luck as well, and avoided mimicking the chirping out of respect for the insect. Bug superstitions suggest that it’s very bad luck to kill a cricket, even on accident.
These insects are creatures of the wind and water, which means they represent change and subconscious dreams in many cultures. Prosperity, strength, peace, purity, courage, and harmony are other traits associated with dragonflies.
In ancient Egypt, bug superstitions existed as well. Scarab beetles represented the rising sun and a protection from evil for this civilization. That’s why these beetles were often represented in Egyptian art. The scarab is also a symbol of transformation, regeneration, and rebirth.
These beautiful insects are associated with dreams and fairytales. They are considered a symbol of transformation, since they are born from a cocoon after being mere caterpillars. Many people find inspiration from the butterfly and its ability to undergo extreme change.
Despite the good luck offered by these insects, many others simply wreak havoc on your home. For information about the Taexx system, termite control and other ideas regarding pest control for the home, please visit our website, pestdefense.com, or call one of our professionals at 855-855-4873. We also invite you to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for additional information.