If you are on a summer picnic, you might be sitting by water, hiking through the woods and with that you often up get personal interaction with our insect friends especially the ones most of us really want to ignore, hit away, or avoid as much as possible.
And what if you might actually swallow an ant or a mosquito? No need to freak out as swallowing a bug is actually not harmful.
Your body digests arthropods, which include arachnids like spiders, mites and ticks, and insects such as gnats, flies, mosquitoes, fleas and bedbugs, “just like any other food,” Eating a bug now and then probably won’t be a problem for most.
But certain bugs can be a problem if you swallow them, including insects that can sting or bite such as bees, wasps, fire ants and some types of caterpillars,
Usually eating one will just cause mild pain and localized swelling if it bites or stings you.
But for people who are allergic, eating one that then stings you can lead to breaking out in hives; swelling of the face, throat or mouth; difficulty breathing; dizziness; a drop in blood pressure and even cardiac arrest.