I also refuse to use the term arachnophobic, as it is not an irrational fear when two of the deadliest spiders on the planet lurk in abundance in my back yard (and there was no cure when I was a kid, so consider my wariness ingrained to the deepest degree).
Not to mention snakes. I'm pretty sure there are snakes under the house. Brown snakes.
(more: snakes, why did it have to be snakes?)