Which Animal is Deadliest To Humans?

Nature is full of surprises- creatures big and small that possess the ability to end a human life. 

Some, such as tigers or bears, are obvious, large mammals that even little children fear naturally. 

Others are small, little creatures that pack a small yet powerful bite filled with venom ready to poison you. 

This begs the question: which creature is the deadliest of them all? Which animal inflicts the most suffering on humans? 

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When asked what the deadliest creature in the world is, it would not be a bad guess to assume it is one of the animals larger than us. 

While bears, tigers, lions, and other large creatures are good guesses (and certainly to be feared if encountered upon in the wild), none of these creatures (or all of them combined) take the cake for the deadliest creature on Earth. 

This would then lead you to perhaps consider some kind of venomous creature to win. 

What about spiders, scorpions, snakes, or even perhaps alligators? None of these win either. 

Despite 2 million Americans being at risk of death due to severe allergies from stinging insects, bees, hornets, wasps, and other stinging insects do not earn the “prize” of the deadliest creature on Earth! 

What You’d Never Guess… 

The deadliest creature on Earth is the mosquito. While not inherently able to kill on its own, it is what it has the capacity to do that earns it the award of the deadliest animal on Earth for humans. 

Mosquitoes in America and many developed nations are nothing but a nuisance. They fly around you and your food, and at worst give you a little “bug bite” that itches for a day or two. 

However, in other nations, especially those close to the Equator in Africa and South America, mosquitoes are extreme disease vectors. 

Mosquitoes have the ability to spread all kinds of deadly diseases, malaria being among the worst that is transmitted. 

All other creatures pale in comparison to just how evil mosquitoes are. 

About 700 million people will get infected with a mosquito-borne illness every year, and around 1 million people will die every year as a result of being transmitted a deadly disease through mosquitoes! 

Disease From Wildlife & Pests

This is one of the most dangerous things about any wildlife or pests - their ability to transmit deadly diseases can be a huge threat to you, your family, as well as your pets. 

Furthermore, wildlife and pests can severely damage your home’s foundation, quality, and lead to other issues down the line. 

If you think that you have a wildlife or pest infestation problem, let the experts handle it ASAP before it takes into a bigger problem and costs more later. 

Give us a call at 855-WILDLIFE or visit www.wildlifexteam.com for more information. 

We will give you a free inspection report to analyze the situation, report on what needs to be done, as well as the costs for doing so. 

However, it’s better to act fast as to limit the potential damages that could be caused by the creatures. 

Thanks! 
-Wildlife x Team International 

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