Box jellyfish are considered to be a huge threat in the water surrounding Australia. One of the best ways to stay safe is to listen to any warnings on the beach and avoid the water during jellyfish season. If you do head into the water, then it’s best to make sure there is a lifeguard on duty and wear a wetsuit to make sure that most of your skin is covered.
Many spiders love to hide in small, dark spaces. This can be anything from toilet seats to foliage and everything in between. It’s recommended that we keep our shoes indoors and away from the windows as well as shaking them out before we put them on. Plus, checking everything we touch – especially when we can’t see what’s behind it – can help to make sure that we don’t accidentally grab hold of a spider.
Australia is covered with venomous snakes, but would you believe that they try to keep away from people at all costs? Thankfully, the majority of these snakes spend their time hidden in long grass or buried into loose chippings or dirt, so avoiding these areas should help to avoid them.
Believe it or not, but there are two types of crocodiles in Australia. Although freshwater crocodiles are smaller, they can be just as fast and as dangerous as saltwater crocs. The best way to avoid them? Keep away from marshlands, only swim in clear water, and avoid anywhere that has a crocodile warning sign.
Yes, mosquitoes can be another scary critter that many of us worry about when traveling to Australia. Thankfully, there are a host of insect repellents on the market that we can use around our rooms and all over ourselves. Plus, keeping our skin covered and using mosquito nets should help to keep them away at all costs.
Although it might seem as though Australia is filled with scary critters, the land is also home to some of the most breathtaking sights. Avoiding these critters is sure to help us enjoy a trip Down Under once and for all.