(TacticalNews.com) – Imagine being in the wild – whether it be the woods, the desert or anywhere in between – and you cross paths with an unusual bug. In this situation, it’s a good idea to remember the old saying “curiosity killed the cat” unless you happen to be an entomologist (insect expert). Many bug species are venomous, and others transmit potentially deadly diseases.
While it’s advisable to steer clear of unknown insects as a general rule, there are some that should be avoided if at all possible, such as those listed below:
Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders are only a couple of serious arachnids to avoid at all costs. The video above describes bites from both spiders and their effects on humans. However, these two spiders are far from all the tiny animals you need to avoid. It’d be wise to stay away from the creatures listed below as well.
- Kissing bugs, also known as triatomine bugs, are blood-sucking insects that live throughout the southern United States. These nasty creatures carry Chagas disease, which can cause serious illness in humans. They have a habit of biting their victims on the face, usually also while they’re defecating, which is how they spread the disease. Use roach bait to clear these pests from your home.
- Mosquitos are a bit trickier to avoid unless you’ve got proper bug repellent. These insects can be found all over the world, and the diseases they spread kill a shocking number of people each year. Secure screens help to keep mosquitoes outside the home. Utilize bug repellent containing DEET or Picaridin to minimize outdoor bites.
- Scorpions often hunt at night, making them especially prone to run-ins. Scorpion stings don’t often hurt more than that of a honeybee, but they can be much more serious. Some species, like the Arizona bark scorpion, can be deadly to humans.
These are only a few of the vermin you should avoid if you can. Of course, there are plenty others in the world, and they vary by region. One such example, like the mosquito, can be found just about anywhere. Be sure to check out ticks and why they can be dangerous.
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