It might not be the most tasteful of topics, especially after all the travelling we have been discussing, but I felt an urgent need to discuss this. I physically hate insects and I am sure you folks share the same feeling. This time around, we will be discussing ten fatally dangerous insects. You should know that there are around 900,000 different insects around the world. Please do not confuse these insects as being the deadliest animals, because that is a completely different category. It is just sad and really scary that something this small can actually kill you so when you encounter one of these bugs, be careful. I hope this list proves educative. Enjoy the read!
10. HOUSE CENTIPEDES
Their scientific name is Scutigera Coleoptrata. They originate from the Mediterranean and it is a very common bug. They look really weird, but they are actually good because they eat other insects and even some spiders. They are responsible for many deaths every year. Their bite will not hurt a normal person, but if you are allergic to the venom they produce, then you will be in serious trouble. These tiny things bite rarely, but it is never too bad to be careful now is it?
They are from the family of grasshoppers. They are not that deadly to humans really. They feed on plants and crops. They attack in swarms of several thousand insects. They are not trouble to humans in terms of death, but they do pose a financial threat considering the fact that they destroy millions of acres worth of crop ever year. They can also case plague. Locusts were the eighth during the Plagues of Egypt.
If you are stung by the bite of this thing, it is probably okay. You will not require a doctor or any treatment for that matter. It is said, however, that the young and old are very susceptible to a Siafu’s bite. It causes around 20 to 50 deaths every year. They will probably not bother you much, but if you destroy their colony or bug it, you are in for some trouble. They are very similar to ants and they live in colonies of around 20 million ants. These ants also have very strong jaws (just an added piece of information).
Wasps and bees are something you will find absolutely anywhere. Anywhere with flowers, or anywhere it smell sweet. If you are not allergic to a wasp sting, then it is okay but if it is otherwise, then you have a problem. Around 53 people die to wasps because of allergic reactions to their sting. People with allergies need to stay clear because if you are stung you can go into anaphylactic shock and then can lead you to die.
6. GIANT HORNET
You probably did see a hornet at least once in your life. They don’t seem that scary because they are usually not that big. But the Asian Giant Hornet is on a whole other level. It has a wing span of three inches and is around 2 inches in length. The mere sting is 1/4th of an inch. Around 70 people die every year because of these things. Their venom can damage soft tissue, cause discomfort and produce an odor that will attract other giant hornets. I would not want to be near one, ever.