OMAHA, Neb. — Summer brings on new hazards related to bug bites and stings, fireworks and fuels that the Nebraska Regional Poison Control Center must prepare for.

The Poison Center says the type of calls it receives changes with the seasons.

The experts there say it’s a good idea to wear insect repellant with DEET in it during outdoor activities to protect against bug bites. Observing someone after a bee sting is important to spotting allergic reactions.

The Poison Center also recommends that all fuels should be stored up and out of children’s reach to avoid problems.

And when grilling out, remember to use a food thermometer to ensure that meats are cooked thoroughly to 165 degrees.

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