10 Most Dangerous Bugs (Part 3)

10 Bugs That Can Literally Kill You Part 3
While bugs are an essential part of the food   chain, some are dangerous to humans and 
animals. Some bugs are among the most   dangerous, with toxic venom, the ability 
to transmit deadly diseases, and more.
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another episode of Stay Wise.   Since you all loved our video "10 Bugs That Can 
Literally Kill You", today we bring you part 3! So   if you haven't watched part 1 and part 2 already, 
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  10. Southern flannel moths
The Southern flannel moth is a   fluffy little critter with a wingspan of 
about 1 inch that can be found from New   Jersey to Florida but is most common in Texas. 
It's not the moth type though, which you should   be concerned about. The venomous spines of its 
larva, known as puss caterpillars, sting you,   and the intensity of the sting are determined by 
the thickness of your skin where you're stung.
  Because of its venomous spines, the 
caterpillar is considered a poisonous insect.   When the fur-like spines of the caterpillar 
come into contact with the skin,   it causes a "grid-like hemorrhagic papular 
eruption with extreme radiating pain." The   pain is described by victims as being close to 
that of a broken bone or blunt-force trauma,   or even as white-hot.

The reactions are often 
localised to the affected region, but they are   often intense, causing burning, swelling, nausea, 
headache, abdominal discomfort, rashes, blisters,   and sometimes chest pain, numbness, or trouble 
breathing. Sweating from welts or hives at the   sting site is not uncommon. Burning pain and 
swelling occur immediately after the sting.
  9. Emerald Ash Borers
The emerald ash borer   is Public Enemy No. 1 for those who 
depend on ash trees to pay their bills,   as well as environmentalists seeking to 
protect the country's untouched land.   While the insect does not pose a direct threat 
to human health, it does pose long-term economic   problems for the country as a whole. The annual 
contribution of forest-based manufacturing,   recreation, and tourism to the New York state 
economy is projected to be over $9 billion,   according to the New York State Department 
of Environmental Conservation.

However,   with this invasive species steadily consuming the 
state's vast ash tree populations, New York alone   could lose millions of dollars in the coming 
years if these insects aren't eradicated.
  8. Asian Citrus Psyllids
Asian citrus psyllids are a major threat to   citrus plants and their relatives in states where 
temperatures are consistently warm throughout   the year. These insects, according to the US 
Department of Agriculture, are carriers of a   bacterium that causes Huanglongbing disease, also 
known as citrus greening disease, which is one of   the most dangerous citrus plant diseases in the 
world. Asian citrus psyllids and the disease they   bring have proven to be devastating to those who 
depend on citrus plants for a living. According   to the Atlantic, orange production in Florida fell 
sharply in 2015, by 63 per cent to be exact. So it   should come as no surprise that these little bugs 
have cost the agriculture industry a significant   amount of money since their discovery.
7. Bed Bugs
  A bed bug infestation is everyone's worst 
nightmare. These pests are not only difficult   to get rid of once they've taken up residency 
in your house, but they also enjoy feeding on   human blood and leaving unpleasant, itchy bites in 
their wake.

Bed bugs are masters of concealment,   and research suggests they've been plaguing 
humans for thousands of years. Infestations   of these critters should be taken seriously. In 
hotels, on luggage, and even in folded clothes,   bed bugs can be identified. While bed 
bugs are not known to transmit diseases,   they can cause insomnia and even secondary skin 
infections as a result of itching. If you suspect   you're dealing with a bed bug infestation, call 
an exterminator as soon as possible. After all,   one out of every five Americans has dealt 
with these pests or knows someone who has.
  6. Lice
Make sure you check your   children for head lice after they play outdoors 
this summer. While lice do not often pose a   life-threatening threat to their human hosts, they 
can be a very bothersome nuisance.

Head lice are   present all over the world, but in the United 
States, 6 million to 12 million infestations occur   each year among children aged 3 to 11. Although 
the bugs themselves are not harmful, they are   difficult to eradicate. It can spread quickly, and 
cause secondary infections as a result of itching.   Head lice can cause symptoms ranging from severe 
itching to small red bumps on the scalp, ears,   and shoulders, according to the Mayo Clinic.
5. German yellowjackets
  People must keep their dangerous insects on 
a leash at all times. The buzzing bullies   were inadvertently brought into the United 
States in Ohio in 1975, and they've been a   concern ever since.

Yellowjackets will build 
their nests anywhere they can find space,   such as attics and under roofs, and they aren't 
afraid to sting you repeatedly if you annoy them.   They're a threat because they like to make nests 
in attics and walls of buildings close to people.   In the spring, German yellowjackets will create 
new colonies, and by July, a single nest in your   home may have over 4,000 wasps living in it.

To 
stop a stressful scenario, don't leave food out,   as they enjoy sweets, and always have a 
screen on your doorways and windows.
  4. Wolf Spiders
Unlike other venomous spiders,   wolf spiders can be found almost anywhere on the 
planet, regardless of habitat. What's the good   news? Although they can appear to their prey to 
be extremely dangerous, they aren't as likely to   harm humans. While their bites contain venom, 
they are not fatal. I hate to break it to you,   but you've almost certainly seen a wolf spider 
at some point in your life.

Wolf spiders are   found all over the world, but there are over 200 
species native to North America. The way females   hold their eggs in a sac on their backs is the key 
reason you should be afraid of these creatures.   Hundreds of spiderlings can be released if you 
squish a female wolf spider. A wolf spider, on   the other hand, can inject poison into its pursuer 
if it feels constantly provoked. When you've been   bitten, you're likely to feel swelling, moderate 
discomfort, and scratching at the bite site.
  3. Termites
Termites aren't technically harmful to humans   because they aren't known to bite humans, with 
the exception of soldier termites. These pests,   on the other hand, can infest homes and cause 
thousands of dollars in damage, making them a   financial risk and earning a place on the list. 
Termites are a pest that can be found in any   state in the United States except Alaska, but they 
are more prevalent in the South, Southeast, West,   and Southwest. Termites, unlike some of the other 
insects and arachnids on this list, are not toxic,   but they are also harmful.

Termites can cause 
damage to your house, allowing mould to develop,   which can lead to a variety of health issues. 
If someone you know has been suffering from   the common cold for a long time, you might have a 
mould problem caused by a termite infestation.
  2. Saddleback Caterpillars
Some caterpillars are cute,   but others should not be messed with. The 
saddleback caterpillar is a brightly coloured   caterpillar with poisonous spines that 
can be found in the eastern United States.   When these creatures feel threatened, they 
embed their long spines into their victims,   according to the University of Florida's 
Entomology and Nematology departments.   Unfortunately for anyone or anything that 
comes into contact with these prickly spines,   their venom is hemolytic and blister-forming, 
causing direct tissue damage in its victims.
  In humans, however, this sting causes only 
mild to moderate pain, while some people who   have been stung say that it is more painful 
than a bee or wasp sting. Erucism, a disorder   characterised by headaches, haemorrhaging, and 
anaphylactic shock, may be caused by its venom.
  1. Asian giant hornet
The Asian giant hornet is the world's   biggest and deadliest hornet. Though this insect 
has been dubbed a "murder hornet" in recent years,   their official name is Asian giant hornets, and 
they are the world's largest wasps.

The hornet   is a native of East Asia and Japan, and while 
no one knows how they got to the United States,   they can be devastating to honeybee colonies, and 
their stings kill 30 to 50 people in Japan each   year. This beast is said to have been discovered 
in Virginia and Illinois, and its venom is so   potent that it can kill red blood cells and cause 
a human's kidneys to shut down. According to CNN,   these giant bugs caused 42 deaths and 1,675 
injuries in Chinese people in 2013.
  Well, that's something we wouldn't wanna go 
through, right? Who would have thought that   these little creatures can really become 
some evil and dangerous creatures!
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