Mexico’s Venomous Species


Did you know that Mexico has more venomous species of animals that any other country on the planet?   With 80 venomous creatures found within its borders, it surpasses Australia (66 species) and Brazil (79) to take the dangerous distinction.  Luckily most of these creatures won’t harm humans and, in fact, would feel frightened in a human encounter.  But there are some venomous species in Mexico that you’ll want to avoid:

  • Mosquitos – These dangerous pests are particularly abundant during rainy seasons and carry dangerous diseases like chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus and malaria.
  • Fleas and Ticks – These nasty pests can spread parasitic infections and febrile rash illnesses.
  • Spiders – Most are harmless but 4 of the 10 most deadly spiders in the world are found in Mexico:  the brown recluse spider, the yellow sac spider, the wolf spider and the black widow.
  • Snakes and Scorpions – Brown and black scorpions can give a painful but relatively harmless bite but a bite from a yellow scorpion requires an antidote administered from a doctor.  Poisonous snakes found in Mexico include the variable coral snake, neotropical rattlesnake, the cantil snake, the barba amarilla and the jumping pitviper.

So what is the best way to protect your family from these dangerous creatures?  Installing screen doors and window screens in your house is the best way of protecting your home from insects and other animals that can make your family sick.  Contact Luxury Screens for a free quote on mosquito screens, window screens and screen doors for your family.

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