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How to identify and treat snake bites

Snake bites are not common in the United States, where they are very rarely fatal. Not all species of snake are venomous. Knowing which snake has bitten a person will help with treatment.The injuries that snake bites can cause range from…

Eight home remedies for bee stings

A bee sting can result in a swollen, painful bump. In most cases, people can easily treat bee stings at home.The pain and swelling around the site of a sting will usually go away in a few days without treatment. In the meantime, home…

What to do if you’re stung by a bee

Bee and wasp stings are common and painful. They are usually no more serious than this, but some people can develop a life-threatening illness.The most familiar sting is from honeybees, but some wasps and other insects can also sting.…

How to get rid of bed bugs

There has been a resurgence of bed bugs in recent years, and this has increased interest in how to get rid of an infestation.It has also increased the chances that people will take action to prevent an infestation in the first…

Should I worry about mosquito bites?

Mosquitoes are small flying insects. Female mosquitoes have a long, piercing mouthpiece, with which they pierce a host's skin to consume their blood. Blood serves as a source of protein for their eggs. Male mosquitoes don't have the…

All you need to know about spider bites

Spider bites can be painful and are sometimes dangerous, even life-threatening. There are thousands of species of spiders in the United States, but very few can harm humans.This article will cover the reasons spiders bite, a guide to the…

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