Insect Bites and Stings
An insect bite refers to a puncture wound in the skin caused by an insect when
it stings or bites a human.
What are the causes and risks of the injury?
Insects are found everywhere, even in cities. The areas of highest risk are
those with shrubbery or trees. Cluttered or unclean areas also pose a risk.
Insects that are responsible for numerous visits to emergency departments in North America include the
black widow spiders
brown recluse spiders