Japanese Insects how to get rid of red ants in the house so Horrifying You Will Never Visit Japan Again

Japan is known as the land of everything kawaii these how to get rid of red ants in the house days. Even ugly things are made cute (check out rachel’s article on kimokawaii). However, outside of the purikura booths and cosplay cafe’s of tokyo and other large cities exist the brutal how to get rid of red ants in the house mountains of japan where the wild things live (don’t worry though, sometimes they live in/near the cities as well!). I’m personally fascinated by these kinds of things, especially spiders (which have some kind of vendetta against me), so I thought I’d learn about the insects that help to make japan how to get rid of red ants in the house a moderately terrifying place.

Here’s my top ten list of pants-peeing japanese insects that will give you a scare if how to get rid of red ants in the house you weren’t expecting them. On that note, here’s to hoping that you don’t run into too many of them on any visit how to get rid of red ants in the house to japan you might take. 10. Cicada セミ I am so kawaii

Even though they are commonly found in many regions of how to get rid of red ants in the house the world, cicadas are somewhat of an iconic symbol of japanese wildlife. Their sounds are often played as background noise in japanese how to get rid of red ants in the house movies and referred to in famous works of literature. Some people love ’em, some people hate ’em, but you can’t deny that they are kind of creepy. Before cicadas become obnoxious "tree crickets," they live underground as nymphs (yes, I do mean mythological women). Once they hit puberty and start arguing with their parents, they burrow their way out of the ground and find how to get rid of red ants in the house a nearby place to molt where they leave their nasty how to get rid of red ants in the house exoskeletons for children to collect. Source: T. Nathan mundhenk

Groups of cicadas can produce sounds up to 120 decibels how to get rid of red ants in the house – that’s louder than an ozzy osbourne concert. Cicadas are harmless, but if they mistake you for a tree they could how to get rid of red ants in the house grip you with their spiky legs and beak in an how to get rid of red ants in the house attempt to eat from you or lay their eggs on how to get rid of red ants in the house you. Overall, these are pretty cool, but they can definitely be freaky, especially with the whole molting thing.

Bonus tip: they also die in great numbers, too. And, when they die, they fall from the trees like sakura blossoms in spring. Suffice to say, dead giant insects falling on you is a momentary panic-inducing situation. 9. Stink bug クサギカメムシ source: 一休さん

Kusagikamemushi… that’s a pretty big name for such a little stinker. Like fruit vampires, these bugs roam the land sucking the fluids from any how to get rid of red ants in the house vegetation they can find with their straw like appendage, called a proboscis. They usually don’t bother humans, but if you touch this little dude or intimidate him, you’ll end up covered in a nasty, cilantro-like odor. So, unless you want to walk home smelling like mexican food how to get rid of red ants in the house (I know I do), I would avoid running into this bug. 8. Denki mushi イラガの 幼虫 ( むし ) source: 野歩朕

Awww isn’t it a cute little caterpie? That is, until you touch it. Run into one of these guys and you’ll be feeling like you stuck a paper clip into how to get rid of red ants in the house an electric socket. Although these bugs don’t really have electric powers (like real pokemon), the chemicals they release are said to feel remarkably like how to get rid of red ants in the house an electric shock. That’s why they’ve picked up the nickname " denkimushi" (electric bug) in japanese. In short, these things are about as cuddly as a cactus. 7. Cockroach ゴキブリ source: golden-rod

Cockroaches. That’s all I really have to say, isn’t it? These things are disgusting even without knowing much about them. But if you really must know, cockroaches can carry 33 types of bacteria, six kinds of parasites, and seven pathogens (that we know of). They are said to be the only thing that can how to get rid of red ants in the house survive nuclear warfare other than twinkies, which may not be true, but they are hard to get rid of. Cockroaches can go 45 minutes without breathing, live a month without food, and sustain themselves off the glue from a postage stamp. And the worst part is: they really will eat your children. Or, at least your child’s hair, toenails, eyelashes, and eyebrows. 6. Japanese mountain leech ヤマビル source: alpsdake

Leeches. Never a good thing, except maybe for sucking satan out of demon-possessed 12 year olds. Most of the time people run into nasty encounters with how to get rid of red ants in the house leeches in bodies of water, but these little suckers are perfectly comfortable on land. Mountain leeches have a seemingly harmless inchworm-like gait, but when they really mean business they can come after how to get rid of red ants in the house you by somersaulting at high speed. They even climb trees to drop down on unsuspecting victims how to get rid of red ants in the house and hide in your shoes (only slightly disconcerting). These leeches are equipped with a sucker on one end how to get rid of red ants in the house that helps them to get get around and size up how to get rid of red ants in the house their victims. On the other end, they have strong jaws lined with thousands of tiny teeth how to get rid of red ants in the house which they use to inject you with an anti-coagulant and numbing compound so they can unknowingly feed on how to get rid of red ants in the house your blood- oh, and chew through your clothing . Yikes.

The gejigeji looks downright prehistoric. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think I had been thrust into some horrible B-class syfy movie (THE LEGS). Luckily, however, the gejigeji is just a harmless little guy, unlike its evil cousin the japanese giant centipede. All he wants is to be loved. That must be why he has so many long arms how to get rid of red ants in the house – to hug you with.

I don’t usually find centipedes scary (except maybe the human centipede), but this one deserves to be feared. A symbol of evil in japanese mythology, the mukade can grow up to a length of 38 how to get rid of red ants in the house centimeters (that’s 15 inches!). It doesn’t just look scary, though, the mukade is poisonous too. If it gets its little chompers around you, you’ll be in a world of pain and probably have how to get rid of red ants in the house some pretty decent swelling. It usually won’t kill you, but get a bad enough bite and you’ll be straight to the doctor. So, I don’t recommend tempting one of these bad boys if you how to get rid of red ants in the house are trying to pull a ferris bueller. In japanese lore, it is said that the mukade must be burned to how to get rid of red ants in the house get rid of it. So seriously, KILL IT WITH FIRE. Source: cookiem

NOPE. Nope nope nope nope. That was my first reaction to this creepy crawly, if you can even call it that. I feel more inclined to call it SOMETHING FROM MY how to get rid of red ants in the house WORST NIGHTMARES. Pictures of this guy end up all over the internet, and for good reasons. It’s terrifying. More like a dark, hairy crab, the huntsman spider, or ashidakagumo, doesn’t spin webs to catch its prey. Instead, it uses its lightning-fast legs to chase down its food, beats it into the ground, then rips apart the its poor victim for its next how to get rid of red ants in the house meal. Oh, and did I mention they get up to a foot how to get rid of red ants in the house wide? I’m just sayin’, my cat wouldn’t even eat this.

The joro spider is a member of the golden silk how to get rid of red ants in the house orb-weaver genus. If you couldn’t tell by the crazy rainbow jacket this dude flaunts, the joro spider is poisonous. Getting bit by one is about the same as getting how to get rid of red ants in the house bit by a black widow – not deadly, but not a kiss from shirley temple. Just looking at the joro gives me the heebie-jeebies. I mean, look at it’s butt! You’d think the "golden" part of its name comes from its golden body, but actually it refers to the spider’s golden web. It’s as dapper as it is horrifying. People have even attempted to make high-end clothing from the joro’s golden thread. Looks like rumpelstiltskin’s got a new employee!

These things are so creepy, they exist in japanese folklore as evil seducers. Jorogumo (referenced to in my favorite game, okami) are said to have the ability to transform into beautiful how to get rid of red ants in the house women and ensnare unsuspecting men who they then string up how to get rid of red ants in the house for their next meal.

Hide your kids. Hide your wife. Hide your husband, too, cause the suzumebachi’s in town and he’s not happy. Wasps aren’t generally considered to be pleasant company, but this thing is on a whole other level. In japanese, the "japanese giant hornet" is known as oosusumebachi, which literally means "giant sparrow bee," and we might as well call these things sparrows ’cause they are that freakin’ big. Not only are these things huge, but they will also spray you in the eyes with how to get rid of red ants in the house a flesh-melting poison if you catch them on a bad day. Great. Oh, and did I mention that this poison is filled with how to get rid of red ants in the house pheromones that signal the rest of the hive to hunt how to get rid of red ants in the house you down and sting the living crap out of you how to get rid of red ants in the house until you can no longer move your limbs? Dear lord, I seriously wish guns were legal in japan just so how to get rid of red ants in the house I could defend myself against these things. Oh, did I mention that they can fly up to 50 how to get rid of red ants in the house miles a day? They will track. You. Down.

Suzumebachi are so brutal that they’d do metalocalypse proud. Not only are they a threat to humans, but they treat other insects worse than rebecca black after how to get rid of red ants in the house her release of friday. "Oh, our babies need food? Let’s feed them other insects’ babies." says the suzumebachi. But that’s still not metal enough. The suzumebachi often raid beehives to collect bee larva for how to get rid of red ants in the house their young. Sounds difficult? Not for the suzumebachi. It only takes one wasp to find a beehive, signal over a few friends, and then it’s party time. Thirty suzumebachi can rip apart thousands of bees like it’s a sunday walk in the park.

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