3 Bugs That’ll Give You Nightmares This Halloween

Our favorite holiday to dress like up a dingus is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the creepiest time of the year than looking at three of the most terrifying bugs on earth.

Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, and Michael Myers are child’s play compared to these creepy crawlers. From giant centipedes to parasitic larvae, this ghastly list is guaranteed to make your skin crawl and spine shiver!

Warning: this list can make even the toughest pest exterminator sleep with the lights on. Proceed with caution. 

3. Amazonian Giant Centipede

If you think house centipedes are unseemly, then the mere thought of a humongous centipede will make you shake in your boots.

Littered throughout the tropical regions of Central and South America, Amazonian Giant centipedes live up their name, growing up to a foot long!

But their size is actually the least of your worries. It’s the Amazonian Giant Centipede’s venomous front pincers that make it so horrifying – while they can’t kill humans, they’ll cause bone-searing pain.

Perhaps most frightening, is unlike their household counterparts, these giant centipedes will devour any small-sized creature, including birds, lizards, and rodents.

2. Africanized Bees

Africanized bees are the mutated offspring of scientists crossing an African honeybee with a regular honey bee—a Frankenstein-type creation gone horribly wrong.

These bees are highly threatening and territorial. If you happen by their hive, they’ll chase and swarm you for half a mile. If you try to escape by jumping into water, they’ll wait until you come up for needed air before they violently attack. If you happen to swat at them, more will follow you.

Their relentless pursuit to cause you pain and suffering can really only be evaded by outpacing them. Good luck with that.

1. Human Botfly

Dermatobia hominis, better known as the Human Botfly, is easily the creepiest pest on our list. This terrifying critter is native to Central and South America.

A loan encounter with this grotesque critter will make your skin crawl…literally. Once hatched, the Botfly’s parasitic larvae burrow deep into the skin of living humans, feeding on their tender flesh, until it’s ready to dispatch from its host in an Alien-like fashion. The cream-colored maggot can cause sharp, excruciating pain every 10-15 minutes for its host.

But in most cases, the parasite can be easily removed from your body with proper medical care. In fact, it looks something like this:

…sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.


Terminix Canada offers residential and commercial insect control, removal, and prevention services for any ghoulish insects giving you the heebie-jeebies this Halloween (except maybe the Botfly, you’re on your own).  

Contact us for a consultation today!