Illinoisans love summer and fall weather. Unfortunately, so do insects! Warmer weather means more bee stings—which in rare cases can be deadly. To keep you and your family safe, see IPC’s tips below.
Bees, hornets and yellow jackets all can sting humans. Symptoms of a sting range from minimal discomfort to life-threatening reactions to those with an allergy.
Reactions to bee stings are divided into three groups based on severity: