Worst Insects to Get Bit or Stung By

The Top Ten
1 Ticks

External parasite that bury their heads into your skin and feed on blood. Ticks can carry over 12 different diseases that are harmful or even deadly to humans and other animals. Diseases spread by ticks include Q Fever, Lyme Disease, and Typhus.

I moved to NC when I was as 7 year old girl. I had three ticks on me for three days. My parents took me to urgent care for three hours. I had one on my arm, one on in my ear, and one in my...unmentionables. I'm still scared 13 years later.

I didn't know about this insect before I went to this list. But I voted for this because of THC13's description about this... I hope I never get bitten by ticks...

2 Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are insects that have been known to cause various diseases. A sample of diseases caused by mosquitoes: malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus.

More annoying than anything. Big red bumps that itch like crazy. However, I have them high on this list due to the fact that Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases such as Malaria, Zika, West Nile and Yellow Fever. Mosquitoes spread various types of diseases to 700 million people a year killing over 2 million of them. Because of that, they are considered the most dangerous animal on the planet.

3 Ants Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

Bite and sting. Double whammy. Bites and stings from common ants (Black Concrete Ants, Fire Ants, Red Ants) can be very painful. The Jack Jumper Ant's sting can be fatal to humans. Bullet Ants, which are found in Central and South America, are considered to have one of the most painful stings of any insects.

one night I got in my bed and everything was fine, the next morning I was covered in ants, and so was my bed, there where so many of them they where making a sound, I had so many bite's that I had to go to the dr, (who did nothing for me) I was sick for day's, and I didn't even have any food in my room, so I don't know why they came in there.

4 Wasp

Yellowjackets, Paper Wasp, Mud Wasp, Hornets, and Tarantula Hawks. Unlike bees, these little jerks can sting you multiple times. Stings are more painful than dangerous, although some people might experience life threatening anaphylactic shock.

I was stung by a yellow jacket when I was in 6th grade, and it burned and itched for HOURS.

One time I almost stepped on one, then it stung me, didn't hurt as bad as a I thought it would tbh.

5 Bees

Painful stings. Personally, I think bee stings feel just like someone putting out a cigarette on your skin. Can be fatal if allergic. However, if you come across a hive of Africanized honey bees (killer bees), you're screwed. Killer bees are much more aggressive and very defensive of their hive. They will massively attack anything they feel threatened by. They will chase and continue to sting the threat for up to a quarter mile. A lot of the times, they will sting people and animals to death. Over 1,000 people have been killed by killer bees.

6 Assassin Bug

Assassin bugs inject toxic saliva with their bites that liquefy the insides of their prey so it can be sucked out and ingested. Their bites can be very painful to humans. A species of assassin bug, nicknamed the kissing bug, are known to bite humans while they are sleeping on the soft tissue areas of the face (lips, eyelids).

I hate these so much. What they do is they go on your face while you're sleeping, suck your blood, crap on your face, you itch it, and it eventually spreads a neglected tropical parasite called Chagas Disease, one of the worst diseases ever. If you live in America, good luck sleeping.

7 Fleas Flea, the common name for the order Siphonaptera, includes 2,500 species of small flightless insects that live as external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas live by ingesting the blood of their hosts. Adult fleas grow to about 3 millimetres (1⁄8 inch) long, are usually brown, and have bodies that... read more

Every canine and feline's worst nightmare.

8 Bed Bugs

Will wreck you in your sleep. People with infestation will wake to multiple bites every morning. Itchy, rashy skin. Thank God I've never experienced this. The good news is they don't spread diseases.

9 Potato Bug

The Jerusalem Cricket. Huge, ugly, and creepy. They look alien. Although not venomous, they can inflict a very painful bite.

10 Black Widow

A bee is higher than a black widow?!

Ticks, bees, wasps and fleas are pretty dangerous, but there guys kill you in minutes.

Should be no 1

The Contenders
11 Hornet Hornets are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellowjackets. Some species can reach up to 5.5 cm in length.

Hornet would be the worst to get stung by, I hope I never get stung by one

12 Yellow Jacket
13 Ladybug

My favourite beetle. But wow, they have a powerful set of jaws on them! One year, when there was a shortage of aphids, these little buggers decided that my arm might make a suitable substitute. Their bite feels like a very sharp pinch. Quite painful indeed.

I didn't know they bite. I just found out. I've handled a lot of Ladybugs in my life and never been bit. I like Ladybugs. I would be sad if one bit me so I put them on the list.

14 Cockroach Cockroaches (or roaches) are a paraphyletic group of insects belonging to Blattodea, containing all members of the group except termites. About 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 are associated with human habitats. Some species are well-known as pests... read more

Geng said kangfuxin ye, made entirely from cockroaches, can cure oral and peptic ulcers, skin burns and wounds, and even prevent stomach cancer. Patients can drink the potion to cure ulcers, and apply it externally to skin wounds.

Read this! I found it interesting that the creature we call gross could lead to a cure.

15 Acacia Ants
16 Horse-fly
17 Bull Ants
18 Scorpions

This is the most powerful sting I have ever felt. Yellow jackets have nothing on a scorpion.

19 Bullet Ants
20 Asian Lady Beetles
21 Fly
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