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3 Deadly Insects

8 DEADLY INSECTS There are deadly insects all around the world, many found deep in jungles, thick rainforest floors, and on sandy desert dunes. But deadly insects aren't all isolated in the globe's exotic areas-some of them are right in our own backyards. LEARN ABOUT 8 DEADLY INSECTS WITH THIS GRAPHIC FROM JOSHUA'S PEST CONTROL. 3 TSETSE FLIES 1 MOSQUITOES - Tsetse flies carry dangerous diseases, including African Trypanosomiasis, or "sleeping sickness." A Mosquitoes carry the parasite that causes malaria, leading 219 million cases and 660,000 deaths annually. About 10,000 new cases of sleeping sickness are reported to the World Health Organization each year, but it's estimated that many more go undiagnosed. A Malaria is responsible for more deaths than every other insect combined! JAPANESE GIANT HORNETS * With a body length of up to 2 inches, these giants kill about 40 people per year. Some bees are easily provoked and will attack in great numbers for long distances. 6 BEES * They excrete flesh-dissolving poison from their stingers. * There are about 40 fatal bee attacks every year. - Fleas carried and spread the pathogen that caused the Black Death, that killed up to 200 million people in the mid-14th century across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. 2 FLEAS 4 TRIATOMINE INSECT - A flea can jump150 times its own height! Kissing bugs carry various diseases that infect10 million people/year. There are only two known treatment options. 7 FIRE ANTS Queens can produce 35,000 eggs per day. 8 ARMY ANTS There are over 200 species of army Fire ants account for 80 total U.S. deaths and cost about $5 billion annually to cover medical treatment, damages, and control efforts. ants across the globe. These nomadic ants forage in large groups, devouring everything in their path, and can take down goats, pigs, chickens, and other larger animals. SOURCES:Ị JOSHUAS PEST CONTROL

3 Deadly Insects

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Figuring out how many insects are on Earth is close to impossible. Experts aren’t even sure how many insect species are on the planet, but estimates suggest that there are about 10 quintillion insec...


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