Assassin #2: Animals, Snakes, and Insects (Oh my!)
The threat of wild animals, snakes, rodents, and insects can also be another deadly killer. This is especially true when working in an enclosed and confined place or in a trench-like area. Bites or scratches from theses threats can be extremely painful and even fatal.
What can you do? There are several steps you can take to try to avoid any fatal interactions with wildlife but first, you need to know what to look for. For instance, if you are in an area populated with a lot insects, spray yourself with insect repellant before starting work and make sure not to disturb any insect nests found. You can learn more about how to avoid other wildlife related threats here.