As much as it doesn’t seem like it, the flying creatures in your yard are not inherently violent. More often then not, these potentially dangerous flying bugs are looking for food. The only reason they become dangerous is because you or your unsuspecting children get caught in the middle of their hunt. Don’t you get crabby when someone interrupts you while you try to stifle hunger pains?

Since it is relatively easy to stumble across nests and irritate hungry bugs, it is important to know which ones have the stingers and how you can avoid being stung. Most people tend to develop an allergy to bees, wasps, yellowjackets and hornets so those are the stinging bugs that will be discussed in a little more detail. The more you know about them, the easier it will be for you to avoid a trip to an urgent care in Las Vegas.

Bees

Generally speaking, bees are insects that aren’t technically aggressive. They only sting when they are bothered or feel threatened. You can recognize them by their black and yellow, hairy bodies. Even though they only sting once before they die, bee stings are more common than any other type of sting. You’ll be able to tell it was a bee sting because the stinger will still be left in the skin.

Wasps

This is a hairless flying stinger that can be brown, black or red. Wasps like to build their nests in dark areas of buildings and under rafters so be careful when you are around areas like these. Unlike bees, wasps are known for stinging multiple times when they feel threatened.

Hornets

You can tell you are dealing with a hornet if the bug has a short body. It’ll be larger than a bee but smaller than a wasp or yellowjacket. The body will be dark brown or black with white or yellow markings. They are also known for stinging multiple times so beware of their nests.

Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets look a lot like wasps except they have yellow and black markings like bees. You want to pay special attention to this flying stinger because yellowjackets are the most aggressive of all the stingers on this list. They are attracted sugars and exposed foods so you can typically see them flying around garbage cans. Because they are so aggressive, they also sting many times. If you happen to see one of these in your yard, keep your family in the house. While you may be able to ward off a yellowjacket attack, your child probably will not be. Avoid a trip to the pediatric urgent care Las Vegas trusts.

Over 2 million people nationwide suffer from severe allergies set off by a sting from one of these four insects. Your child can be one of them and you don’t even know it. If your child suffers a sting and starts to swell or get a bad rash, you need to seek help immediately. Head to the best pediatric urgent care Las Vegas has to offer to ensure your child is well taken care of. For more information about the best pediatric urgent care Las Vegas trusts, contact 702.852.2000.

 

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