What is the worse bug you have ever encountered?

@ladym33 (11008)
United States
September 25, 2012 5:57pm CST
I am lucky to live in a state where we don't have a lot of crazy large insects, we have your typical, bees, flies, ants, grasshoppers, mosquitos other than the mosquitos and the bees nothing too scary or dangerous, and the bees will leave you alone if you leave them alone. So I don't encounter very many bugs that creep me out. I know in other parts of the world however and in other areas of the country, there are some very scary bugs, huge ones, and even ants that can harm you. So what are some of the worst bugs you have encountered? Technically spiders are not bugs but you can include them if you want to.
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@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
Just over a year ago, I was stung by a single bee. It was not the first time. I think it was the 3rd but it hit me right in blood vessel of my right middle finger as I was shooing it away from my face. Actually it was dark since it was only 3am and a bee was left inside the house. I was asleep and suddenly I woke up with a buzzing noise. So I was shooing it away. Then I felt a sharp pain. I was able to get off the stinger. Then I went back to bed. Then i felt my back a little itchy. I went to the bathroom and saw myself a bit red on my face and chest and arms. I woke my husband, who was sick then and told him what happened. I reached out for an antihistamine and took it with a glass of water. While I was telling my husband that I was hoping I would not get an anaphylactic shock with that single sting, when I looked at my legs and arms, they have all become swollen and I suddenly felt dizzy and could hardly breathe. My husband, limping, called on to my son and my sister in law's husband to help me. I fainted, gladly my eldest son was holding on to me. I blacked out. My son and my brother in law sent me to the emergency room and I was anti tetanus and another doze of antihistamine and also had oxygen. I was already conscious when I was in the hospital but still had difficulty breathing. I was crying, I was afraid I would expire any minute. I saw my son crying too and my brother in law just held my hand. I was getting drowsy with the antihistamine but I just wouldn't want to fall asleed afraid of not ever waking up again. But I did fall asleep for about an hour or so. When I woke up all the swelling was gone and was out of the hospital after 2 hours.
@deazil (4556)
• United States
26 Sep 12
What a horrifying experience! I almost started crying while I was reading it. I'm sure you were terrified. Thank God you got to the hospital in time. I'm so glad you survived and that mylot was not deprived of your bright and sweet personality! And I am very afraid of bees, not for the same reason you might be, though. I'm just afraid that being stung would hurt.
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
The sting isn't painful at all, it is like an ant bite. It is the effect that is really terrifying. Yes, I am glad I was able to surpass that ordeal. I never looked at the bees the same way after what happened. All along I though that at least a hundred stings would cause you to be in that state. Apparently, in my case, just a single sting almost caused me my life.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
17 Nov 12
hi, the big worse bug that i have encountered is cockroach in the house,because once our neighborhood sprays something pesticides the cockroach will go to my house,and i really hate that because they are revolting especially there foot when it will perch to my skin.
@marguicha (88215)
• Chile
6 Oct 12
We have a deadly spider in my country, the brown recluse spider, that can be found in 98% of the houses and apartments in my city. I saw one of them at my house last year, caught it and checked it at the web to see if it was the feared recluse. It was. So I took out everything at home and made a through cleaning and spent a lot of money in Raid against spiders. The next day we saw 2 smaller spiders. According to what I read, the bigger one must have been a female and the other two were males. This is my first encounter with them in 20 years and I hope it will be my last.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
4 Oct 12
The worst bug I have ever encountered was a scorpion (or I should say multiple scorpions). At least one a year gets into our house. They are terrifying! The worst part is I usually walk barefoot around the house and I have almost stepped right on on them a couple times. My husband always beats them down with a shoe. They are hard to kill! I usually stand on a chair screaming until he kills them! lol!
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
27 Sep 12
I am lucky too we don't really have any bugs or spiders or snakes that are dangerous here in Montreal, so the common wasp would probably be my worst enemy.
@much2say (38221)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Luckily we don't have many "weird" bugs either. But I'll tell ya . . . when I was in high school, I saw this moth/grasshopper thing in my parent's backyard that I have never ever seen my entire life (or ever, since then). It was gigantic and gray - much bigger than any grasshopper out here - but the strange thing was it had wings and a FACE OF AN OWL. Very odd . . . it had bird eyes, I swear!! I got to take a good look at it, but then when I went to go tell everyone at the house, my big dog found it too . . . he barked at it - then chased it, caught it and ATE IT! Til this day, I have no idea what I saw . . . it didn't seem harmless so it actually wasn't the worst in that sense . . . it was just the weirdest bug that I've ever come across!!!
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
I am not really scared of bugs, i would be glad if I can see some big and large one. That would be great, I have seen big ones like grasshoppers, giant beetles, bees, etc...
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
25 Sep 12
I would have to say bedbugs. For some reason, I thought bedbugs were obsolete, no longer a threat in the 21st century...boy was I wrong. A couple of years ago, my teenage son and I were staying at a motel, 2 separate beds. When we woke up the next morning, I was fine but my son had about a hundred tiny red bites all over his body. Bed-bugs!!
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
I think mine would be the wasp. I was doing some gardening one day and I was just watering some plants when suddenly something stung me, it had stung me over and over again (I don't know if it's just one wasp or several) until I finally went inside because of the sharp pains of the stings. Then after a few minutes those stings became huge (perhaps I'm allergic to them) then I had to take anti-allergy meds because they just kept getting bigger. The doctor told me that it was good that it was only a few stings, else, I would have needed to be admitted in the hospital if it clogged my airways. Whew! I hate those wasps! Have a great mylot experience ahead!