Allergies Types Insect Bite

Two million Americans suffer from stinging insect allergies. Insect bites can be dangerous: Every year approximately 500,000 Americans seek emergency room treatment for insect bites and stings. Stings cause 40 to 150 deaths in the United States every year, and those figures may be a conservative estimate.

Yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and bees account for the bulk of insect allergies, with fire ants in the southern States also taking their toll. Summer, of course, is the most dangerous time for insect bites: Nests can contain populations of over 60,000 insects.

Yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and bees account for the bulk of insect allergies.