Avoiding a sting is important, whether you are allergic or not. Wear white or light colored clothing, avoid bright colors, avoid perfumes or deodorant that has a fragrance. Food odors may attract the insects. Wear long pants and shoes when outdoors. Location of the insect is important, avoid piles of debris, trash bins, trails that are rarely traveled, observe for nests in overhangs, gutters, and in shrubs. Watch and take care where you walk or step (most stings come from the yellow jacket, they nest in the ground).
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