Worst Insects to Get Bit or Stung By

THC13

The Top Ten

1 Ticks Ticks

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

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. - THC13

I live in nj and this is a problem...

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.

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2 Mosquito 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 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. - THC13

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

Ants bite? Oh no!

4 Wasp 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. - THC13

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

5 Bees 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 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 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 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 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 Cockroach
13 Asian Lady Beetles
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