Injury Prevention

Insects

Don’t be bugged by bugs! Here are a few things you can do to avoid being bitten or stung when you play outside:

  • Wear lotions or oils that drive away bugs when you go outside.
  • Wear clothes that cover your arms and legs. Tuck your pants into your socks.
  • Be careful at picnics with sweet foods and drinks that attract bees and wasps.
  • Wear shoes outside in the grass in case you step on a bee.
  • Stay away from beehives and wasp nests.
  • Don’t wave your hands at bees or wasps. It makes them angry. Stand still and they should just go away.
  • Be careful near woodpiles, sheds, dark corners of the garage and other places spiders may call home.
  • If you are bitten or stung, tell an adult right away.
Last Update
February 12, 2008
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Last Update
February 12, 2008
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