Take The Sting Out Of Summer

It’s so darn hot outside, all you want to do is grab a cold drink and make a beeline for the a shady seat poolside. But what if bees or other stinging insects are stationed between you and your favorite chaise lounge?

Here’s a list of some of the stinging insects you might encounter this summer.

Wasps: Wasps are the most aggressive of the summer stingers. They love to build nests in your patio chairs and umbrella. They should be given a wide berth as they sometimes attack humans for no apparent reason.

Fire Ants: Many think red imported fire ants bite, but the actually sting. Avoid their signature mounds as they will sting multiple times if their nest is disturbed. If you accidentally step in a mound, make a run for the pool – it seems to reduce the pain.

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