Late summer is the peak time for yellow jacket and wasp stings, and an Erie allergist says paying attention to your body is the best protection.

Dr. Philip Gallagher said the best thing to do is be aware of your surroundings.

He says everyone reacts differently to stings and bites.

Gallagher said if you know you have an allergy, you should always carry an EpiPen.

Dr. Gallagher also said when dealing with stings and bites, it's better to air on the side of caution.