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Stinging Insects — Control Tips

If you or someone else has been stung and are allergic or sensitive to stings, call your healthcare provider right away. Identify your pest! Beneficial insects and unwanted species may look similar. Monitor for nest-building insects. Inspect trees, open structures, eaves, soffits, and... more
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First Aid For Stings

The health impacts from insect stings vary widely. Most people experience pain, itching, redness, and localized swelling, which can be reduced with over-the-counter antihistamines and an ice pack. Cleansing the affected area with soap and water can also help prevent infection. Conversely—... more
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Preventing a bee sting

The first line of defense in preventing a bee or wasp sting is to simply stay away from them. The obvious things you can do during prime honeybee season is to avoid wearing strong perfumes that attract them. Also, if you don’t want these insects near your porch, then choose flower varieties... more
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Bee sting

Overview Bee stings are a common outdoor nuisance. In most cases, bee stings are just annoying, and home treatment is all that's necessary to ease the pain of bee stings. But if you're allergic to bee stings or you get stung numerous times, you may have a more-serious reaction that requires... more
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How to treat a bee sting in children

When dealing with bee stings in children, remove the stinger as quickly as possible, so the venom has less time to do its dirty work. You’ll see it sticking up out of the skin. Pull the stinger out with your fingers.  Gently wash the area with soap and water. Apply an ice pack or cold,... more
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Avoid Getting Stung this Summer

Did you know Cnidophobia is the fear of insect stings? Getting stung by an insect can run the gamut of being an annoyance to posing a severe risk to your health. As soon as the weather warmed up, all types of pests came out of hiding. Avoid getting stung this summer with these tips. Watch What You... more
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How to Treat a Bee Sting

Bee stings are at least painful and can be deadly, depending on if the victim is allergic to the bee venom. The best way to reduce any reaction to bee venom is to remove the stingeras quickly as possible. If a bee sting victim has had any allergic reactions to bee stings in the past, consider the... more
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Bee Prevention Tips

This is the season Bees are starting to be visible and get working on their job to pollinate the earth. Most people do not want a bee colony on their property.  The best way to prevent bees from establishing a colony on your property is to not provide them with an ideal environment.  Bees require... more
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Safeguarding Your Home Against Allergies and Asthma

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.  This is an ideal time to educate the public about triggers, prevention and treatment measures for asthma and allergic diseases. In recognition of this important observation,... more
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