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Insect Stings and Bites: Basic Information About Bees, Wasps, and Ants

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Beckley, Bob . 2008. Insect Stings and Bites: Basic Information About Bees, Wasps, and Ants. 0867 2331. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 10 p.

Forest Service first aid kits no longer contain epinephrine to help control allergic reactions to insect stings or bites. Persons who know they are allergic to insect stings or bites should get a prescription for epinephrine and carry an epinephrine kit when working in the field. This tech tip includes other information that can help Forest Service field employees reduce the chance that they might be stung or bitten and help them provide first aid for insect stings and bites.

Keywords: Keywords: allergies, anaphylaxis, epinephrine, EpiPen, fire ants, first aid kits, hornets, identification, safety at work, wasps, yellow jackets.

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