Worst Insects to Get Bit or Stung By

The Top Ten

1 Ticks

Once at one point I have gotten bitten by one a tick once!

I live in NJ and ticks are everywhere. - BananaDeluxe

They can kill you. - Userguy44

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... - TheFourthWorld

2 Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are flies 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. - THC13

I hate them. - Userguy44

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

I remember getting bitten by red ants once or twice when I was little, and black ants a few times, I think it was more painful to get stung by red ants than black ants, I got bitten by 2 black ants last summer it kinda hurt but didn't hurt too bad, but when I got bitten by a red ant last summer it hurt pretty bad, it more painful when I was little since I had a multiple red ants biting me at the same time

Especially bullet ants. - Userguy44

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. - THC13

Bullet ants, from down in South America, apparently have a very, very strong sting, when they bit, hence the name "Bullet Ants." - clusium

4 Wasp

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

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. - THC13

Wasp should be higher. They are the most annoying things besides mosquitoes - PackFan2005

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) your 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. - THC13

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, nicked named the kissing bug, are known to bite humans while they are sleeping on the soft tissue areas of the face ( lips, eyelids). - THC13

That looks so hideous!

7 Fleas

Responsible for spreading the Bubonic [Black] Plague, the worst disasters in human history.

Summertime annoyance especially if you have pets. Bloodsuckers who leave itchy red bump bites. Can be dangerous as they are known to carry and spread Plague. Some have theorized the Black Death Plague which killed over a third of Europe's population between 1346 - 1353 was spread by fleas. - THC13

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. - THC13

9 Potato Bug

The Jerusalem Cricket. Huge, ugly, and creepy. They look alien. Although not venomous, they can inflict a very painful bite. - THC13

10 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. - Britgirl

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. - THC13

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.
12 Cockroach

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. - Mesmerize

13 Acacia Ants
14 Yellow Jacket
15 Black Widow
16 Horsefly
17 Asian Lady Beetles
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