Our innate fear of insects and things that crawl in the night was exploited by the early science fiction (SF) writers in the 1940s. These creepy creatures were often portrayed as alien invaders who menaced scantily-clad females – a scene that dominated the garish covers of the SF pulps for a while.

Bug-eyed monsters or BEM as these insect monsters were known in SF circles, also successfully invaded the big screen with a string of creature features like “The Fly” (1958), “Phase IV” (1973), “Kingdom of the Spiders” (1977), and “Arachnophobia” (1990). The fact that these movies attracted a big audience only proves that man’s concern for insects is timeless.

That concern becomes even more important when insects invade your home. No one…

Source by Sharon Bell