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Insect Allergies

What Kinds of Insects Cause Allergic Reactions? There are many different kinds of insects or “insect-like bugs” that can cause an allergic reaction: Stinging Insects Bees, wasps, hornets, yellow-jackets and fire ants are the most common stinging insects that cause an allergic reaction. When these insects sting you, they inject a toxic substance called venom. […]

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The Tick Talk

Download a printable version of this blog post. It’s the season for ticks! Learn how to identify, prevent and treat tick bites. Preventing Tick Bites Use DEET 20-30% when going outside.  For children make sure you only apply this ONCE a day (in contrast to sunscreen, which should be applied often).  Do not apply DEET […]

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