Aug 27, 2018 07:16AM - edited Aug 27, 2018 07:22AM by Icietla
Well, some just carry infectious disease/s. Some may leave body parts, or likewise foreign bits thereof, in the sites where they wound us. Some inject stinging toxins. Some wounds bugs make cause itching, and scratching in reaction thereto can cause or spread infection. Fingernails are typically veeeeery dirty. So is hair.
I do not go out during or near times of darkness outside.
Some aggressive wasps like to hang around and guard some fig trees. Best to stay away from fig trees. Some ticks hang out in tree canopies just watching for critters passing under them, onto whom they can drop. Best not to pass under any tree canopies if you do not need to go under them. Best never to walk along nor near any roadside ditches. There may be worse hazards in those areas.
If you have a wasp-nest, hornet-nest, or ground-hornet-nest at your place, have someone deal with it who knows what they are doing. The time to kill those critters by poisoning (properly done with a pressurized jet stream from a distance) and to ruin their nests (render them uninhabitable) is in the evening time, when darkness has set in, when every single last resident of those nests has gone home to settle in for the night.
Do not leave home without a cooler carrying ice cubes, frozen bottles of water, or the like. Also, for any travels away from home, always have with you some individually packaged antibacterial towelettes, such as Wet Ones in the individual packages. For home, always have in your freezer some ice and at least a couple of (conforming) Cryogel type cold packs.
I have antibacterial bar soaps with Triclosan. I have Band-Aid brand Hurt-Free first aid antiseptic pain relieving liquid for minor wounds. I have Hibiclens type surgical scrub. I have Triple Antibiotic Ointment.
Keep some clean tweezers and a good magnifying device. And of course you would want to keep on hand typical sterile wound dressing supplies.
With the approval of your Doctor/s, you might keep on hand a course of Augmentin and a course of Cephalexin.
Do your best to keep your pet/s protected from bugs. Do your best to keep your pet/s screened from fly access (in your house; on your porch; in their travel crate/s -- drape their travel crate/s with light-colored, lightweight, breathable woven fabric such as cotton muslin). If a fly gets into your home, consider its presence an emergency, and make its eradication your top priority. Using your exterior doors (whether to enter or exit) only in "airlock" fashion -- using them only in a series, with either door in the series always being fully closed before the next is opened at all -- will go a long way towards minimizing fly invasions.