It's springtime in Louisiana and that means a lot of us have returned to our yards and gardens to get some work done. Most of that work, at least around our place, has been removing dead and damaged foliage left over from the very cold temperatures we experienced last December.

Sago Palm with Frost Damage
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Like many Louisiana landscapes, we have palm trees and other tropical and pseudo-tropical plants in our yard and around our swimming pool. Fortunately, most of those plants survived the extreme cold but they're going to look kind of funny for a few weeks after we finish pruning back the dead vegetation. And, if you have Sago Palms in your yard and they're showing signs of damage, check this article out, it was quite helpful to us.

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But the other big issue when you step back outside into the land of humidity and pollen has got to be stinging insects. Chances are at some point and time you're going to feel the wrath of a bee or a wasp or at least an ant during your time outdoors. By the way, that ant bite, should you pop it? Or not? Here's what the experts say about that subject.

But on the subject of stings a researcher at Cornell University has developed an index of the most painful places on the body to be stung by a stinging creature. His research revealed a lot of painful places where creepy crawlies don't need to be biting if you don't want to be in pain.

But just for fun, we thought we'd offer a glimpse at some of the worst places, as far as pain is concerned, to get bit or stung as the case may be.

The 5 Worst Places on Your Body to get Stung

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