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Insect Allergies: Top 5 Stinging Insects to Avoid

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Their nests look similar to that of a yellow jacket, though they are gray and brown and shaped like a football. They can generally be found high above ground in trees or bushes.

Honeybees are a common insect with a yellow and dark brown fuzzy body. Thankfully, when a bee stings, the stinger is usually left in your skin and the bee dies. This generally means there is only one sting. The rest of the insects aren’t so considerate and can sting you multiple times. However, you should still worry with bees because the bee will signal other bees to attack, so get inside!

Make sure whenever you’re trimming a bush or tree to be careful and look for any of the above insect nests or you might have an unpleasant surprise and possible allergic reaction, or just a painful injury.

Fire ants are pretty obvious. They are much larger than regular ants and are reddish brown or black and generally live underground, which is noted by the large dirt piles formed around the nest. Beware of this sting: it burns like fire! At least these insects are squishable.

For more information on treatment options and side effects, visit the following Web site:
http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/stinginginsect.stm

Another source:
http://www.healthy-skincare.com/bee-sting-treatment.html

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