5 Scariest Pests

5 Scariest Pests

There are several pests that just tend to send chills down the spine. Spiders are renowned for being able to do that. While there is one spider on this list, most of them are somewhat common but all are dangerous and ugly. Well, shouldn’t say that since beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Without further ado, lets get on to the five scariest pests in no particular order.

Bullet Ant

The bullet ant is one of the scariest looking ants measuring up to 1.2 inches. Many people equate the pain of the bite of a bullet ant with that of being shot. Guessing that is where they got their name. The bullet ant have be given the distinction of the most painful bite associated with any insect and it takes up to 24 hours to go away. Can’t imagine that much agony for a full day. If you don’t want to run in to them, stay away from the tropical rain forests of Central and South America where they call home.

Scorpion Fly

The scorpion fly is quite the sight. If you have ever seen a scorpion, imagine if it was crossed with a fly and you would have the scorpion fly.  While it does look quite terrifying, it is rather harmless. They tend to be found along the forest edges and in meadows. There is one thing that is quite odd about them, they have an uncanny interest in human corpses. This interest has even been utilized by scientists in cadaver studies.

Human Bot Fly

The human bot fly may look like a cross between a fly, a bee, and a shrimp but their existence is quite grotesque. They will plant their eggs inside a mosquito. The mosquito will then inject the egg into a person and the baby fly will eat its way out once it hatches. Lovely. They are found in South America and Mexico mostly, but they have been found in Florida as well. You will be able to see if you have been injected by the human bot fly because there will be a lesion on that part of your body that appears as though it is a pimple. This is most definitely one of the most repulsive pests that we may come in contact with.


We have all seen them. They are commonly known as the pest that will survive the nuclear war. Of course, I am talking about the cockroach. While their appearance does not necessarily impose fear, seeing them certainly does. If you see one cockroach in your home, there are likely there are several more that you cannot see. Not only are they repulsive, but they are also a health threat.

Cockroaches are known to carry many diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera, salmonellosis, leprosy, plague, dysentery, and to cause diarrhea. They can cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks. They even spread bacteria which can cause serious infections. These are not pests that you want to mess around with. The sad part is, we are surrounded by them. The best we can hope to do is keep them from our homes.

Brown Recluse

The brown recluse spider is one of the most dangerous in North America in addition to the famous black widow and the lesser-known hobo spider. At first glance the brown recluse spider looks somewhat similar to the harmless daddy longlegs spider. Upon closer inspect one can tell that the brown recluse and the daddy longlegs definitely have a different appearance.

While the venomous bite of the brown recluse rarely kill people, they are quite dangerous and require immediate medical attention. The wound left after the bite will resemble that of the wound of a bacterial infection. Their bites can cause severe pain, fever, chills, and a myriad of other medical symptoms.


While there are many different pests, some are truly scary, either in appearance or what they can do to the human body. Whether it be by the venom or the bite itself, there are some scary bugs out there. This is why it is very important to be careful when you come in contact with any pests as they can be dangerous to your health.

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