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Things You Need to Know About Insect Bites and Bee Stings

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For the most part, insect bites and bee stings are nothing to worry about, they are just annoyances that must be dealt with. Depending on the bite or sting, however that annoyance can turn into pain and discomfort. Today we’re going to look at several things you can do when insects bite.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have caused more deaths than any other insect known to man, so it isn’t exactly right to say that their bite is just an annoyance. However, for the most part when a mosquito bites you, you’re not going to die. You will, instead, get an itchy red bump. Don’t scratch it. As your mother always told you, it’ll just make it worse.

If your yard is infested with mosquitos, you should contact a pest control company. At minimum you should eliminate any areas of standing water in order to remove potential mosquito breeding grounds.

When the Bee Stings

When any type of bee stings you, it is very important that you remove the stinger. Even after the bee is gone, the stinger can continue releasing venom into your body. Use a credit card to scrape the stinger away from the skin, or tweezers if you have them.

When you’ve accomplished that task, use a cold cloth or medical cold compress to relieve the pain and swelling. If that pain lasts for more than a few hours, consult a doctor.

If you are having bee problems, there may be a nest near by. Contact a pest control company to get it removed.

Dealing With Allergies

Even the seemingly innocuous insect bite can cause problems for people with allergies. The problem with shelling out advice about allergies is that the level to which any single person is affected is extremely unpredictable. Some insect bites cause allergies of the skin, others of the eyes, nose, or chest. Some can cause severe reactions that need to be treated by a doctor; others can be treated at home.

How you deal with an insect bite related allergy will depend mostly on its severity. If it is causing pain or severe annoyance and it doesn’t go away within 12-24 hours of getting bitten, a trip to the doctor would be worthwhile.

Preventing the Bite

You’ll never get rid of all the insects that can bite you it’s just impossible. But you can make a difference in local areas by contacting a pest control company, such as Antworks Pest Control in Portland OR. They will be able to use specialized tools to get rid of obnoxious insects that have decided to take residence in or near your home. Sometimes you just have to deal with bugs, but if they get too bad, a pest control company is probably going to be your best option for preventing further bites and stings.