Insects can be vectors of life-threatening and chronic illnesses. They are in varied sizes and forms, usually with piercing mouthparts that easily can inject pathogens into the bloodstream. Some insects can also cause instant deaths or injuries to anyone they sting or bite. Some of them include: wasps, hornets, bees, etc.
This article will reveal the five most poisonous insects which can be deleterious to human beings.
The anopheles mosquito has been adjudged the most dangerous insects in the whole world. The parasites from the bite of mosquitoes can cause severe illness and in most cases, death, more than any other insect. Venoms from female anopheles mosquitoes can cause malaria. But not only that; it can as well lead to other illnesses as:
• Chagas disease
• Dengue or breakbone fever
• West Nile virus
• Zika virus
• Rift Vally fever
• Chikungunya fever
• Yellow fever
• St. Louis encephalitis
2: Tsetse fly
This insect can be found in tropical Africa. It is very dangerous and can cause some life-threatening illnesses. Tsetse flies are vectors of trypanosomes which causes sleeping sickness. It can transmit the parasite that it’s gotten from an infected host or it can transmit parasites that are parasitizing its own body, which made them very noxious.
3: Kissing bug
The kissing bug has about 130 species and some of them are responsible for the spread of Chagas disease. The bites of this insect normally looks untidy. The name “kissing bug” was gotten because the insect normally crawls on a sleeping person’s face and bite them near their mouth. The parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease is gotten from the insect’s feces.
4: Assassin catapiller
This insect is found mostly in South America. It appears brown, gray or green, and grows about two inches long in size. Its bodies is covered with spines. The spines contain venom which limits the body’s ability to clot blood. When a person is exposed to a lot of the spines, it can lead to severe and life-threatening illnesses and damage of vital organs. This insect can congregate and can also camouflage.
5: Wasps, bees, hornets.
These insects, though beneficial, can be very dangerous. They belong to the Hymenoptera order. Insects which belong to this order are probably the most dangerous insects in the world. The females sting, and sometimes the stings can be dangerous beyond causing fleeting pain. The venoms from some of these insects can lead to convulsions, blood in the urine, and cyanosis.