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Are beetles harmful to humans?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Mar 19, 2020

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S.Sophie

S.Sophie

Answered Jan 24, 2020

The beetle is not commonly dangerous to human beings. The only time when the beetle can become dangerous is if the beetle would bite a human being who will have a severe reaction to some of the components of the beetle’s bite. For example, when a ground beetle attacks a human being, there might be rashes that will start to appear on the skin. Yet, it would take time, and a lot of provocation before a beetle would decide to bite. Most people will just experience the blistering of their skin when they are bitten by the beetle. Another type of beetle called carpet beetle may sometimes cause eye irritation.
 

D. Loukas

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Answered Jan 09, 2020

Beetles belong to the Order Coleoptera. They are over 350,000 species and almost 30,000 kinds of beetle. They are widely distributed; you can find them almost everywhere. Beetles are generally not classified as harmful animals to humans.

Although some species of beetles can bite and the bite can be painful, the bite can also cause blisters to the human skin A beetle bites you; it releases a chemical known as “cantharidin,” which is a poisonous chemical that causes the human skin to blister. However, beetles are not known to be vectors of diseases; they do not spread disease. It is almost impossible to get a disease from a beetle bite.

 

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