SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The worst is yet to arrive when it comes to bee and wasp numbers and their stings can be dangerous.
If you listen closely you can hear them...bees and wasps are out there and there's plenty of them.
They started building their hives at the start of spring and their numbers will continue to multiply.
"You're going to see them peak in September and becoming annoyingly high when you didn't know there was a nest there now. They're going to be everywhere and you notice that's the time of year when we get into transitional temperatures they're really really searching for food so they become a pest," said Bob Russell, an Entomologist from American Pest Solutions.
That search for food will make them more aggressive and you'll see more of them.
Disturbing their nest area will make you much more likely to be stung, which can be painful... at the very least
A sting could cause an anaphylactic reaction if you suffer from a stinging allergy.
"People have difficulty breathing, swelling in the mouth or their tongue, skin reactions with hives all over the place that come on very quickly," said Dr. Garry Bombardier from Holyoke Medical Center.
This most serious reaction requires immediate medical attention, possibly including an epipen to injects adrenaline into your body.
Your reaction to a bee or wasp sting is not just dependent on whether you're allergic to that sting or not, but also the number of those stings and the location of those stings on your body.
The more stings, the more toxin in your body resulting in a more serious reaction.
Most people just have pain and maybe some swelling, which can be treated with ice and an antihistamine.
September's the worst month for bees and wasps.
They're likely to stick around until the colder weather, mostly disappearing in November.