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Stinging or Biting Insects

Though most insects don't cause us any harm, the ones that bite or sting can make our lives miserable. These articles offer tips on avoiding bee stings, mosquito bites, and other bad encounters with stinging or biting insects.

Do Bees Die After They Sting You?
You've probably heard that bees die after they sting you, but that isn't always true. Learn which bees can only sting once, and why bees die after stinging.

10 Tips to Avoid Tick Bites
Finding an engorged tick on your body is never fun. Ticks do carry diseases, and your first line of defense is avoiding their bites. Follow these 10 tips to avoid ticks, and more importantly, tick bites, when you head outdoors.

What Are Gallnippers?
Gallnippers inflict a painful bite, and can spoil your fun outdoors. Learn what gallnippers are, where they live, and what you can do to prevent bites.

How to Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard and Home
Nothing takes the fun out of an evening barbecue outdoors like a bunch of bloodthirsty mosquitoes. You can keep your local mosquito population under control by limiting their habitat on your property, and avoid their annoying bites by using the right barriers and repellents. This article also teaches you what oft-touted mosquito controls do NOT work.

Do Bug Zappers Kill Mosquitoes?
People swear that bug zappers make a big difference in their backyard mosquito population, but research proves otherwise. Find out why bug zappers don't work to control mosquitoes.

Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?
When it comes to mosquitoes, it's not the bite that's the problem. It's the annoying itch that persists for days after the mosquito has finished its meal. Why do mosquito bites itch, anyway?

Mosquito Bite Remedies - Readers Share Their Best Mosquito Bi…
Mosquito bites can get pretty itchy. Do you have a surefire remedy for stopping that annoying mosquito bite itch? Share your tips for stopping the itch of mosquito bites!

Insects Commonly Mistaken for Mosquitoes
Are you sure it's a mosquito? Some insects that look like mosquitoes don't bite at all. Learn to tell the difference between mosquitoes, midges, and crane flies.

Ground Bees
Ground bees may be a nuisance in the lawn or garden, but they're also an important beneficial insect. Learn to identify ground bees, and how to control ground bee nests.

How to Identify Fire Ants
Wondering if you've got a fire ant problem? Learn how to identify fire ants before you reach for a pesticide unnecessarily.

Do Grits Kill Fire Ants?
This home remedy for killing fire ants gets passed around the internet quite a lot. But does it work? Do grits kill fire ants?

10 Tips to Avoid Chigger Bites
Ever had chigger bites? If you have, you'll never forget them. Chigger bites are probably the itchiest bug bites you'll ever experience. These 10 tips will help you avoid chigger bites.

Does Nail Polish Kill Chiggers?
I've heard that if you get chigger bites, you should put clear nail polish on them to kill the chiggers. Is that you?

What Good Are Wasps?

How Do Ticks Get on You?

What Good Are Ticks?
Ticks drink our blood, and often transmit disease when they do. Did you ever wonder why we need ticks, or what purpose they serve? What good are ticks?

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