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 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...

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

I got bitten by ants before was more painful when I got bitten by fire ants when I was little

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 never got stung by a wasp yet, I never would want to, it would probably hurt really bad

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

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

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.

I got stung by a bee once it was quite painful

6 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.

That would be the worst to get bitten by bed bugs, I would never want one in my bed

7 Fleas

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.

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

8 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).

That looks so hideous!

what is that? oh my god that's scary.

9 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.

I never got stung by a hornet, I would never want to get stung it would be painful

10 Bull Ants

bull ants are very big ants that really hurt when they bite.

The Contenders
11 Potato Bug

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

ew, do they really come from potato's?

12 Black Widow

This would be the worst to get bitten by them I would never want to get bitten

A bee is higher than a black widow?!

don't they kill you?

13 Yellow Jacket

I never got stung by a yellow jacket, it would be painful if I did get stung

14 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.

15 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.

dear god that is just gross,

16 Acacia Ants
17 Horsefly
18 Asian Lady Beetles
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