Tis the Season for Bug Bites and Stings

Experts say people are more likely to get bitten or stung by insects this time of year than in late spring or early summer, as pesky critters like bees and mosquitoes prepare for the cold winter months. They are gathering food and building nests, often near our homes.

Agriculture officials say because of that, you should stay extra aware of wasps, hornets, and other insects like mosquitoes and chiggers.

Experts urge using long sleeve shirts and pants, as well as insect repellent, when outdoors at times of peak insect activity. They remind you to follow the directions on the bottle when using repellent, especially for children.

If you are trying to rid your home of a wasp or hornets nest, experts recommend doing it at night when most of the insects have returned to the nest.