CREEPY CRAWLY KILLERS
7 dangerous insects to stay away from
Bugs are pesky, aren't they? They spread disease and can be irritating in general. But some are more than just annoying. Their bites can be dangerous, even deadly.
Here are some bugs you should definitely not get close to:
Though the name indicates otherwise, Africanized Honey Bees are mostly seen in the Southern and Southwestern parts of the USA and will often travel in swarms to find a new hive. They will only attack if they sense that their hive is in danger so make sure you stay clear of their hive or of the area in which they are building one.
It has a size roughly that of a paper clip but its venom is 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s. The black spider can be recognized by the red markings on its belly, which form the shape of an hourglass. Run as soon as you see one. Or devise a way to kill it. With the Black Widow Spider, it's either do or die.
Accidentally transported to the US by a ship from South America, this ½ inch insect is an active, robust creature abundantly found on golf courses, at picnic grounds and playgrounds. If not deadly, they have an annoying bite.
The mosquito-borne illness kills more people across the world so it's important to keep these little killers at bay. In the USA, it has been seen that mosquitoes have spread different types of encephalitis and transmitted heartworms to pets like dogs and cats.
They look like crabs, are predatory by nature and love dry, warm climates and are found mostly in dry areas and deserts. A scorpion bite can feel like a bee sting but turn out to be more serious with swelling or a rash.
Often confused with Honey Bees because they look similar, Wasps will attack their victim repeatedly, which makes for a very unpleasant experience. 10 to 200 stings may even result in death.
Prevalent throughout North America, these tiny insects will attach themselves to exposed skin and be carriers of Lyme disease. When outdoors, do a full body check and remove any immediately, otherwise your risk of getting Lyme disease will increase.
The non-toxic insect Killer is safe for the environment. It has a mosquito attracting light source and kills mosquitoes by trapping them in the mosquito tray under a strong cyclone.