With the Queensland climate and environment, it’s hard to get away from flying insects such as Bees, Wasps, Mosquitoes, and Midges. With this, we need to be aware and protect yourself, family, and pets from some of the insects that can bite and sting.
For some people, the reaction to bites and stings can cause the redness, itchiness, swelling (welts), and pain around the bite or sting. For others, it can be quite serious and result in an allergic reaction such as coughing, wheezing, face swelling up, fainting, anaphylaxis.
You also need to protect yourself from the bites and stings that can transmit diseases. These include the Ross River virus, Malaria, Dengue fever, Murray Valley Encephalitis virus, Barmah Forest virus, and other vector-borne diseases.
Also not forgetting your pets that can cause dermatitis, heartworm, anemia, tapeworms, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick paralysis, and many others.