Common Stinging or Biting Insects or Spiders - Topic Overview
Many insects, such as the following, cause mild reactions:
Some insects are more likely than others to cause allergic or toxic
bee leaves its 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. Reaction to bee stings can range from minor skin swelling and redness to a serious allergic reaction. Wasps, including hornets and yellow jackets, can sting over and over. Yellow jackets
cause the greatest number of allergic reactions. A
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:
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July 08, 2013
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