Although not terrified of bugs but i wouldnt willingly touch one. But i have a real phobia of worms nd people think its a silly phobia. You have my full sympathy a phobia is not just being scared of something but of it terrifying you.
That’s the thing with any phobia that isn’t extremely common. People don’t understand the dread seeing a certain thing can bring to some people. I myself am terrified of taxidermy and I don’t think anyone in my biology class understood the very real panic attack I had after that year’s senior prank which involved moving around the stuffed animal in the lab and even attaching a couple on the ceiling. Well there was this turtle which had its neck sticking straight up that usually was behind the glass of the cabinet but the seniors put it on the ceiling and I just happened to be the student in my class that sat directly beneath where it was placed. I looked up and saw it looking down at me directly in my eyes and I had a huge panic attack and ran out of the room with my stuff and I refused to go back in. I think I was even hyperventilating and I was shaking pretty badly. Phobias aren’t always easy to explain and to some they just seem silly.
I feel you, my family and anyone really who is with me when there is a bug around has said that it’s ridiculous and has laughed at me. If you see a therapist, talk to them about it and just know that your fear is valid and that you don’t have to explain why you feel how you feel to anyone.