Most insects won’t usually attack a human unless disturbed or provoked. However, bites and stings are still a fairly common occurrence. Generally, an insect bite or sting will only cause minimal discomfort, irritation and pain.
Bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants, and yellow jackets are members of the Hymenoptera family. Bites and stings from this species could cause serious reactions in people who are allergic (anaphylaxis), which requires immediate medical treatment.
Mosquitos are also common in many countries and can carry a range of diseases, including malaria, dengue fever and various viruses and parasites.
Insect bites of all kinds are at risk of becoming infected and you may notice increased swelling in the affected area, as well as pus collecting in and around the bite.