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Birds and Bees: Bites and Stings

There are lots of creepy-crawly critters out there that are willing and able to inflict harm. Learn when to seek medical attention and how to stay safe until help arrives.
  1. Spider Bites (6)
  2. Insect Bites (16)
  3. Snake Bites (3)
  4. Marine Bites and Stings (6)
  5. Mammal Bites (5)

Poisonous Pests - Readers Respond with Their Most Poisonous Pests
What are your most poisonous fears? Read what others fear most and contribute your own most poisonous North American pest to the list.

Most Poisonous Pests in North America
Compared to some other continents (Australia springs to mind), North America is pretty tame. Of course, we do have our poisonous pests, but it's a testament to our safe little continent that I could only find a few really dangerous venomous land animals. Here are the critters most likely to ruin your day. Some are deadly, but most are just...

Biting at Daycare
Human bites are the worst of all. See what you can do to stop your toddler from biting others - as well as what to do if you or yours are bitten. From Pediatrics Guide, Vince Ianelli, MD.

How To Treat a Hornet Sting
Hornet stings are similar to wasp or bee stings and can be deadly if you are allergic to hornets. Like wasps, hornets are capable of stinging several times each.

How To Treat a Wasp Sting
Wasp stings can be deadly, depending on whether you are allergic to wasps or not. Unlike bees, wasps are capable of stinging several times.

Bed Bugs - Definition of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are nasty bloodsucking parasites, but they're not that dangerous. Learn to recognize and treat bed bug bites.

Brown Recluse Bites - Definition of Brown Recluse Bites
Learn to recognize and treat brown recluse bites.

How is a black widow bite diagnosed?
From a reader: My 20 year old son was bitten by a black widow the other day. He had all the symptons, went to ER and was given Morphine via IV for pain, ALL day long! Doctor's did not find anything in his blood. Why not?

Treat a Scorpion Sting
Bark scorpions live in Arizona, California and New Mexico. Bark scorpion stings are dangerous and treatment should be quick.

Bug Bite Battles
Since critters that crawl, buzz, and fly are bound to be with us forever, here are some tips to deal with the inevitable battle scars.

Venomous or Poisonous?
What's the difference between venomous and poisonous? Does it matter if you're still dead?

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