Bee and Wasp Sting - Prevention

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How can I prevent a bee or wasp sting?

You can take preventive measures to decrease your chance of being stung by an insect. Effective prevention tips include the following:

  • Avoid, and do not disturb, hives and nests
  • When participating in outdoor activities, avoid fragranced body products, bright colors, and sugary drinks
  • Wear long sleeves and long pants outdoors
  • Do not walk barefoot outdoors
  • Do not swat at swarming bees or wasps
  • Exercise caution around fruit trees and blooming flowers
  • Keep garbage away from outdoor activity areas
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Published: July 31

Other than bundle up in a mountain of clothes or never go outside it's not all that easy to prevent. Staying calm is the most important thing. If you're trying to swat at it, it may just swat back. If you know where some are and can get rid of them, do so or just stay out of the area.

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