Common Stinging or Biting Insects or Spiders - Topic Overview
Many insects cause mild reactions, such as:
Some insects are more likely than others to cause allergic or toxic
bee leaves the stinger behind and then dies after
stinging. Africanized honeybees, the so-called
killer bees, are more aggressive than common honeybees
and often attack together in great numbers.
- Wasps, including hornets and yellow jackets, can sting over and over. Yellow jackets
cause the greatest number of allergic reactions.
fire ant attaches to a person by biting with its jaws,
then, pivoting its head it stings from its abdomen in a circular pattern at
Bites and stings are more serious if you develop one or more of the
following conditions after an insect or spider bite or sting:
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 25, 2012
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