Well Being

So What’s Bugging Biting You?

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Some news reports tell us that ‘bed bugs are back' and they are invading our hotels and our homes.

Others warn us about outbreaks of Lyme and West Nile disease.

But could you recognize what is actually biting you? Could you tell a bed bug from a black-legged or deer tick, a black widow from a brown recluse, or a head lice from a flea?

And would you recognize the bite?

WebMD has put together a very graphic and creepy slideshow that features all the bugs and bug bites that you could run across. And alongside all the slides is information on the bug, the bite, and what to do about it all…

By the way, did you know that there is actually a poisonous caterpillar lurking in the Southern states, feeding off shade trees such as the elm, the oak, and the sycamore. It's called the Puss Caterpillar and it's poison hids amongst the hairs. So beware!!!