The insects and arachnids of Florida are a dangerous bunch that can sneak up on unsuspecting victims. Considering Florida's invasive species in the Everglades, aggressive alligators, and creeping army of deadly bugs, it's fair to call the Sunshine State the Australia of America. While these critters would be enough to send most people running for the hills, Floridians are surprisingly adept at avoiding the tiny terrors.
In spite of all the weird Florida news that goes viral, the state is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. If you plan to visit this borderline apocalyptic fever dream of a place, it's best to bring plenty of bug spray and get familiar with all the savage Floridians that have six or more legs. With this knowledge, you may be able to come back from that trip to Disney World in one piece.
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