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What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

Oil of Citronella: There are many insect repellants available otc. Many with citronella and other repellants. Best to wear long sleeve shirts, cover legs, and gloves if in a high bee area. ...Read more

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What kind of insect are killer bees?

What kind of insect are killer bees?

Agressive bees: The "killer bees" are a group of bees that are more aggressive then other bees. Being more aggressive they are feared as they have been known to chase people who have disturbed their nest. I am not sure if they are physically different from other bees. ...Read more

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Stung by a bee what to do first?

Stung by a bee what to do first?

#1 remove stinger: Remove the stinger asap by scraping against the skin with a credit card or another flat edged object. Dont" squeeze. If you have wheezing, swelling of tongue, airway, lips or difficulty breathing - the first step should be to call 911. ...Read more

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If i go stung by a bee, am i allergic?

If i go stung by a bee, am i allergic?

Not necessarily.: Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing ; breathing, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, confusion ; slurring of. ...Read more

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I just got stung by bees. Will I be ok?

I just got stung by bees. Will I be ok?

Probably : Some people are very sensitive to bee stings, and even a single sting can lead to allergic reaction called: anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be serious and may involve swelling of the tongue and back of the throat making breathing difficult. That is why some folks carry an epi-pen in case of an emergency like bee stings. Also, the more bee stings one receives, the reaction is worse. Ask your dr. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to remove a bee stinger?

What is the safest way to remove a bee stinger?

See below: If it is a honey bee stinger with the venom sack and musculature still attached, use a credit card or small flat object to scrape the area and remove the stinger. Do not squeeze or use tweezers as this will inject more venom into the site. ...Read more

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What should you do if stung by a bumble bee?

What should you do if stung by a bumble bee?

Benedryl: Bee stings can be more severe than most insects but usually you get a red rather large area and it may be painful. Use ice immediately to help and be sure the stinger is out. Benedryl may help with the reaction and itching, . ...Read more

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