Fire Ants
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25. Fire Ant

  • Pain Index: 1.5

Fire Ants can actually kill people but it is rare. The reasoning has to do with the amount that attacks a person at one time. This tends to be due to an allergic reaction, causing anaphylactic shock. However, it can do damage to anyone as the sting from a Fire Ant is notably painful.

They rank as a 1.2 on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, but if you are stung by numerous at the same time or one after the other…this number could feel much worse. We just advise you never intentionally get stung by one, then you won’t have to ever concern yourself with one of the most painful stings on the planet today.