SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – With summer in full swing, many people are spending more time outdoors.
Sunburns and mosquito bites are common concerns in the summer months, but they’re not the only dangers you need to worry about.
According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, poison centers across the country received 740,000 calls in the summer of 2015. Many of those calls were for bites, stings, plants, and pesticides.
The 22News I-Team found several types of insects and plants in western Massachusetts that can be dangerous, and even deadly.
Find out which toxic plants and dangerous bugs may be lurking in your backyard, and what you should do if you make contact with them. Don’t miss this I-Team’s investigation, Tuesday, July 18th, on 22News at 6:00 p.m.
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