Safety Tip of the Week

Prevent Stings and Bug Bites

Bugs are just as excited as you are about the warm weather, so they’re out in full swing. Ensure that you stock up on insect repellent and spray down your kids before they go out to play. Teaching your child how to identify dangerous insects can help them stay away from them when possible. Bug bites and stings are a part of growing up–it’s bound to happen when kids play outside.

You can treat bites and stings from insects at home, but some can be poisonous or cause allergic reactions. You should seek medical attention immediately if your child experiences severe symptoms from an insect bite. Severe insect bite or sting symptoms include dizziness or loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, fever, nausea or vomiting, confusion, muscle spasms, rapid heart rate and lips, throat, face or eyelids swelling.