Are bug bites dangerous?
Most bug bites aren’t dangerous and mild symptoms that resolve on their own. For example, bites from fleas, mites and mosquitoes tend to cause itching rather than pain.
But some insect bites can cause significant discomfort or serious reactions, especially if the insect injects venom that contains proteins or other substances that trigger an allergic reaction. Bites or stings from bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and fire ants (members of the Hymenoptera family) may cause serious allergic reactions that can even be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.