Biting insects and insect relatives

Some insects and their relatives, such as mosquitoes and ticks, purposefully seek out humans and animals to feed on their blood. 

Others, such as bees and wasps, only sting in self-defense. 

And sometimes, we may think we've been bitten or stung, but the itching or rash is really caused by something else.

Learn how to defend yourself against creatures who might want to hurt you and how to avoid hurting those that might be doing some good in your yard and home.

Household insects

Biting and stinging insects that cause problems to humans and pets and can be found indoors and close to homes.


Yard and garden insects

Biting and stinging insects mostly found outdoors. 

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