When planning a camping trip, probably one of the things most people don’t even take into consideration is how many things out there can harm and even threaten your life.
Starting from dangerous snakes to venomous spiders and many types of insects, nature has surely created a vast array of torture and even killing machines.
But you do not even have to leave the house to meet one or more of these creatures – sometimes they come to visit (unfortunately, without any invitation). If you live in an affected zone, an insect fogger can help you fight some of these pests, but if you go on a trip, you should definitely pack an insect repellent.
Below, we made a list of the most dangerous insects out there.
Giant Japanese Hornet
Growing to a size of two inches, the Giant Japanese Hornet is the largest of all hornet species in the world. Up to 40 deaths caused by this insect are reported yearly.
The venom causes allergic reactions and dissolves tissues in short periods. Japanese hornets are fearless and extremely aggressive. If stirred, they will attack in groups, which in most cases ends up in imminent death for the victim.
One of the most dangerous fatal insects from the African continent is the Tsetse Fly.
A fascinating thing about this species is that it does not bite to release any type of venom, but when feeding on the blood of vertebrates, it injects a powerful toxin with each sting.
This insect is known to cause the sleeping sickness, and over half a million people die in Africa due to attacks from these flies. If not appropriately treated, this causes imminent death.
Killer bees are very aggressive and dominant insects, also known as Africanized Honey Bees. What makes them so terrible is that they attack in groups, charging repeated stinging and can follow a victim for more than a mile.
The toxin from one Killer Bee’s venom is not life-threatening; however, multiple stings can even cause death; and a painful one, too.
Living in huge colonies of over 80,000 members, if disturbed, they will be in an alert state for an entire day and attack any living creature that appears in their range.
Every colony of Driver Ants contains approximately 22 million members, making them the largest insect hives.
Using their powerful mandibles, they can make multiple injuries to humans and animals. They usually kill many types of different creatures within a single raid.
In their invasion, they take out others insects’ nests for food and kill them. Basically, they try to terminate any animal crossing their path.
Considered the deadliest insect species in the world, Mosquitoes generate one million deaths every year by transmitting the fatal Malaria disease.
The dangerous thing about Mosquitoes is that they carry around germs and spread them into the victim’s blood by biting. Malaria is a fatal disease that is not transmitted by coming in contact with a sick person, but through parasites, which are mainly carried by these insects.
Besides this disease, Mosquitoes also spread Yellow Fever, West Nile, encephalitis, and Dengue Fever.
Except for Tsetse flies and Mosquitoes, most of these insects will not attack unprovoked. However, if you are preparing a trip to a foreign country or even a different Earth zone, you should do a little research and find out what dangers you can encounter.
Although our recommendation is to stay away from these creatures as much as possible, some situations are out of our control. That is why you ought to take all measures of protection.