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How do You prevent bee stings?

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To prevent stings:

  • Avoid wearing sandals or walking barefoot in the grass.
  • Don’t swat at or run from bees. Gently brush them away or wait for them to leave on their own.
  • Don’t drink from open soda or cans. They attract bees.
  • Cover outdoor garbage cans with tightly fitting lids.
  • Avoid sweet-smelling perfumes and colognes and brightly colored clothing, which attract insects.
  • Be careful when you do yard work. Wear socks, shoes, and gloves.
  • Use screens on doors and windows.
  • Keep car windows closed.
  • Wear long pants and long sleeves outdoors.

From: A Bee Stung Me. Am I Allergic? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: “Beekeeping.”

University of Oklahoma Police Department: “Oklahoma’s Perilous Partners.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “How Can I Avoid Insect Stings?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: “Beekeeping.”

University of Oklahoma Police Department: “Oklahoma’s Perilous Partners.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “How Can I Avoid Insect Stings?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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