Why This Man Likes Putting Live Bugs in His Mouth

Kelvin Wiley collects all different types of bugs and shares them on social media.

No one really likes bugs — unless you’re Kelvin Wiley. One of his favorite things to do is put them in his mouth.

“It's content that I just like to create. I don't really have a reason to why I do it. I just like doing it and posting it,” Wiley told InsideEdition.com.

The New Jersey native is in the insect business. He collects all different types of bugs and shares them on social media. Wiley, his parents and the bugs all live together. 

“The weeks I lived with my dad, I would take them from my mom's house to my dad's house. Then I started getting a lot more insects so, I now currently keep them at my dad's house because it's just way too many to keep bringing back and forth to each house,” he said.

“They're OK with it. They don't have a problem with it. They accept my passion and my hobby," he added.

Wiley’s popular Instagram page shows him doing just about everything with the creepy crawlers.

He seems to know all about them too.

“A lot of people think that praying mantises, the female eats the males head after mating. Although that does happen in some instances, it doesn't always happen. The amount of times that it doesn't happen actually outweighs the number of times that it does happen," he said.

He orders some of his insects online and he picks some of them up outside.

“Not only do I collect insects but I also study them. When I see some, I already know what it is. I know the name. I know what it likes to eat, where it lives, all that kind of stuff,” Wiley said.

“I usually know what's dangerous and what's not. It's a big misconception. A lot of people think that insects are these big, scary, dangerous creatures. When in reality, most insects are completely harmless. There's just a small few that are significantly dangerous," he said.

With all his experience, one would think Wiley would want to be an entomologist, or a scientist who studies bugs. 


He wants to continue focusing on social media to educate people on his unique friends.

“I usually take the time to write a really detailed, long caption about the insect that I'm posting. Nine times out of 10, it's something positive. It's not something that you read and you're suddenly stricken with fear. It's something really educational about them. Something that if you read, you would realize all this time I was afraid of this particular insect, but it's completely harmless,” Wiley said.