Bitten by an Insect Prevention
Prevention of insect bites and stings includes:
- Avoid insect hives or nests.
- Avoid provoking insects.
- Avoid wearing floral perfume.
- Do not eat outdoors.
- Avoid wooded areas where insect live.
- Wear long sleeve shirts and pants, and a hat.
- Wear long pajamas to bed
- Wear insect repellent clothing.
- Use insect repellents on clothing and exposed skin.
- Insect repellents that contain DEET
- Insect repellents that contain permethrin
Continue to Bitten by an Insect Outlook
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