Some Things Are Unavoidable
So you’re planning your next vacation, and you only have one pre-requisite for the destination you’ll ultimately travel to…it’s gotta be HOT! Who doesn’t like the thought of disappearing to some small Caribbean island, surrounded by palm trees and endless stretches of beaches. Sounds lovely, right? One problem, any warm and tropical climate in the world worth visiting will be swarming with new and potentially poisonous insects, that could put a damper on the fun.
In this blog, we thought we’d provide you some information regarding the worst places in the world for insects. Where in the world are you most likely to get bitten by a mosquito or stung by a bee? Read on to find out.
Where Are Mosquitoes a Problem?
According to the Mosquito Squad, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have the highest number of the over 3,000 mosquito species in existence. However, the mosquitoes that call these countries home are mostly “endemic,” meaning that species is found in one specific location and nowhere else in the world. It is in Africa, South America and Asia where it is believed that most of the mosquito-borne diseases occur.
Where are Bees a Problem?
With over 20,000 different species of bees around the world, these pesky buggers can be hard to avoid. Honeybees are a common stinging culprit, but can only sting you once before meeting their demise. Bumblebees, however, can sting you multiple times. Bumblebees often nest in the ground, but can be found above ground around patio areas or decks. If disturbed, bumblebees will buzz in a loud volume, and they will aggressively defend their nests. Essentially, anywhere slightly humid near standing water is a good place for bees to reside. Bees are extremely common in both North America and Europe.
Where are Wasps a Problem?
According to National Geographic, there are over 30,000 identified species of wasps globally. We are most familiar with those that are wrapped in bright warning colors, like the popular “Yellow Jacket,” ones that collect in groups and threaten us with painful stings. Even though most wasps are actually solitary, non-stinging organisms that are a natural predator for other pests.
The “Vespula vulgaris” or common wasp, are most prevalent in the United Kingdom, Germany, India, China, New Zealand, and Australia.
How to Protect Yourself
Don’t give these annoying vacation-spoilers the satisfaction. Venture off on the vacation of your dreams, without worrying about the pain and discomfort that comes along with getting bitten. Bring along a Therapik®. This small, portable and lightweight device delivers a concentrated dose of heat to the bitten area, effectively neutralizing the
insect venom that causes itchiness and pain. Simple insert a 9-volt battery, hold the button and press it against the affected area for 30 seconds, and you’re done.
You can purchase your Therapik® by visiting our web store, or through Amazon, for only $13.00!