What Insect(s) You Hated The Most?
By Peter Ang
November 28, 2017 11:50pm CST
I hate house fly and mosquito for their capacity to transmit germs and bring diseases in the process. They serve as a threat to human health. It has been estimated that there are 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insect in the world! (source:www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/bugnos). And too many zeroes too in quintillion! What are the insect or insects you hated most? And why? Picture credit: maishayakiimani.or.tz
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• Fairfield, Texas
Fire Ants (eusocial insects) @mandala100 . Those little buggers can literally build a hotel several stories below ground. When they bite, they leave a pimple-like, puss pocket on the skin. I've been bitten so many times that I have built up an immunity to the poison. But still.....they are a pain in the A**. What's really terrifying is that with all the chemicals being sprayed to kill certain species of insects, they are evolving and that can make them much more dangerous.
• United States
I hate cockroaches. Just the thought of them makes me sick to my stomach. I hate them so much that I can't even stand to crush them under my shoe. I am moving soon and I have eliminated several apartment choices because reviews say they have roaches. I don't hate any other insects, spiders, reptiles, or animals, I love all living creatures except roaches and they just make me so disgusted that I can't even stand to kill them even with a shoe or flyswatter!