This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Orkin Ecologist. All opinions are 100% mine.
BUGS, EEK! They freak me out! I cannot think of one bug that doesn’t make me run! Those creepy, crawly creatures are feared by many, but the people at Orkin study them. Lucky for us, people like my oldest daughter like bugs, and want to learn more about them!
While over on the Orkin website I was reading an article about scariest and deadliest bugs in the world. With the millions of flying, swarming, crawling buggies in the world it’s important to know which ones can hurt us. Many of them are harmless, scary, but harmless. However, it’s important we learn which bugs can hurt us, or deadly in some cases. I don’t know about you, but it’s worth learning more about bugs! If something was to happen, as a mom I want to know how I should react to a bug bite, or sting.
want to know how I should react to a bug bite, or sting.
There are a lot of bugs that we need to know about, many of them don’t live in the United States, but plenty do. While visiting the Orkin website I learned about both deadly and non-deadly bugs.
Non-Deadly, BUT Scary Bugs I Fear Most
The Giant Water Bug, located in the US, Canada, South America, and Asia are often referred to as toe bitters. They got this name because of the painful bit they have because some swimmers who get to close to them while in the water.
Cockroach – EEK, one of my least favorite bugs EVER! They are just nasty, but that’s about it. They for the most part harmless, even though they have been known to spread diseases… I still don’t want to see one!
Bed Bugs – EEK another one I don’t like. Sure you cannot see them, but they feed on human blood while we sleep! They leave bites and rashes on the skin, breed fast, and are hard to get rid of. I say get a new bed!
Deadly Bug That I Feat Most!
Black Widow – We know this spider is deadly! If you see a black spider smash it and RUN! Its neurotoxin affects the nervous system and can kill a person. Seek medical attention right!
Even though I am super-duper scared of bugs, I did find the Orkin Ecologist site a fantastic educational resource for both novice and experienced science lovers! Oh, and my daughter Catie loves visiting their website. She said she has shown some of the boys at school the website just to freak them out, lol. Girl Power!
What’s your scariest bug moment? I can honestly say, EVERY bug I come in contact with is a scary moment! My oldest daughter, Catie the bug lover thinks I am over reacting. I am in no way over reacting, bugs scare me! Even the nice, but scary bugs make me itch like I have a bug on me.
Do you have favorite bug, or are you like me – dislike all bugs? If you are like me, my youngest daughter and I have created a “scared of bug club”, and would love for you to join. We even have a secret handshake, lol.
Be sure to go and learn about the scariest and deadliest bugs in the world.