A while back, I posted a comment on someone's blog about disgusting insects that most Southern Californians refer to as 'potato bugs'. If you don't like bugs of any kind, I apologize for the picture I've included of this bug.
Although it is called a potato bug, the actual name of this insect is the Jeruselum Cricket. It isn't poisonous, but it can pack one heck of a bite. You can read more
about how to kill it fascinating details about this thing here.
Even as a grown woman, I scream at the sight of these nasty bugs. The photo I found doesn't really show how big these suckers are. Every one I've seen is about the size of my thumb from palm to tip. In other words, you can't miss them.
Just looking at this photo gives me goosebumps. I'm sorry if your dreams include this frightening creature. But, as you know, misery loves company. [*Shiver*]