3 Common Bugs That Can Kill You
By Debbie Hadley, ThoughtCo
Bugs — insects, spiders, or other arthropods — far outnumber people on this planet. Fortunately, very few bugs can do us any harm, and most are beneficial to us in some way. Despite science fiction movies portraying giant, bloodthirsty spiders or enraged swarms of killer bees, there are few arthropods that should inspire fear in us.
That said, a small number of bugs are worth avoiding, and you might be surprised to learn how some common insects can be deadly. By hosting and transmitting pathogens that cause diseases, these three common bugs can kill you.