Want to know what’s worse than a tapeworm? A roundworm! This deadly worm kills even more people per year than the tapeworm and can easily be mistaken for the humble (and ever so useful) earthworm: only the roundworm is nothing like the earthworm in function.
When it infects a human or dog, it is incredibly persistent and hangs on for dear life, hatching up to 100,000 eggs in a single day! It then roams around your body, makes itself at home before settling down in your large intestine where it plans to wreck havoc with your body before eventually killing you if you don’t do something about it.
It is no surprise that the frightening scorpion is featured so low down on this list: it strikes fear in the hearts of so many people. This evil little creature lies in wait for its next victim and will then inject a deadly venom which will cause one of the most painful deaths imaginable.
So, the next time you are camping or going on an outdoor adventure, it would be highly advisable to look out for these deadly small creatures by searching in all those hidden, dark corners (such as shoes) to ensure that you are not its next victim.
The name pretty much gives it away. Assassin bugs are killers and do this by causing Chagas disease. If you are bitten by an Assassin Bug, it will try to inject your blood with its highly lethal toxin.
These bugs often actively hunt for potential prey, even though they are so small. The venomous substance they inject affects your muscles, nerves, and tissues while the saliva of Assassin Bugs can even cause temporary blindness. A single bite from these bugs can be extremely painful .. at least you will definitely know if you have been bitten by one!