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Wasps: A stinging pain
In summertime, the sight of even a single wasp nearby can send many people into a panic. And not unreasonably so, because the sting from a wasp can hurt quite badly, as anyone who has ever been stung will know. These yellow-black striped menaces, sometimes referred to as ‘yellow jackets’, are a common sight in gardens, parks and the countryside during the summer. They also have a habit of getting into homes through open doors and windows, and are particularly drawn to sweet food and drinks, making them a regular nuisance at picnics and BBQs.
In this blog, Manchester Pest Control offers some advice for how to deal with wasp stings, both in terms of prevention and what to do if you or someone close to you is stung by a wasp.
Wasp sting prevention
1) Wasps can quickly spark fear, but unfortunately if you panic, this may make them more likely to sting you if they interpret it as an aggressive act, so try to remain calm. By all means, move away from the wasp, but do it slowly.
2) In addition to the above, keep your arms at your sides and don’t be tempted to start waving them around. Shouting and screaming won’t help either. These actions won’t shoo the wasp off – they will only make it angrier.
3) If you’re having a meal outside, try and keep food covered or sealed inside containers until you plan to eat it – wasps will be attracted by the smell otherwise. The same goes for sweet, sugary drinks, so keep the lids on to stop wasps crawling in.
4) After a meal, do not leave leftovers lying around, and make sure you and your family (especially children) wash your hands and faces, or freshen up with hygienic wipes. Wasps can all too easily be drawn to sticky lips and fingers!
5) Plan ahead. If you’re going to be outdoors on a summer’s day, try to avoid wearing ‘loud’ shirts or dresses with pictures of flowers on them. Also avoid wearing any strong scents (not just perfumes and aftershaves, but bath gels and hair shampoos).
6) Consider the location of your picnic carefully. If you are near fruit-bearing trees, or anywhere else that sweet food might provide temptation (nearby litter bins, for example) you might be more likely to encounter scavenging wasps.
Treating wasp stings
1) Some people experience anaphylactic shock after being stung by wasps. This is thankfully a rare condition, but it can be life threatening and emergency medical treatment should be sought if someone is displaying these symptoms:
– tightness in their throat, making it difficult for them to breathe, talk or swallow
– sickness, in the form of vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea
– having an extreme migraine, feeling woozy, or passing out
– swelling not just in the area of the sting, but other parts of the body and face
2) In other, less severe, instances, applying a form of cold compress (such as a pack of frozen peas wrapped inside a dishcloth) to the affected area can help to reduce the swelling, bring out any bruising, and numb the pain slightly. Do this for periods of around 15 minutes at a time though, with a break in between.
3) Taking painkillers (e.g., Ibuprofen, Paracetamol) will also help to reduce the pain, while antihistamines such as Piriton can help to reduce any swelling. However, do not go against any medical advice you might already have received, and if you or a family member have not taken these medicines before, check the packaging carefully or speak to a pharmacist or your GP, which is the safest option if in doubt.
Wasp nest control
Depending on the time of year, wasps may have different reasons for attacking, and this is something it is important to be aware of. In the spring, nests will be relatively small and the wasps will be more focused on finding aphids and other insects with which to feed the young of the nest. If you encounter wasps at this time of year and they behave aggressively towards you, it is possible that the nest is very close by and their aggression is in defence of the nest.
Later in the year, wasp nests can grow very large while the insects on which they feed start to become less available, which is why wasps then begin to seek out other sweet foods and come more regularly into conflict with people as a result.
If you have a wasp nest on your property which is posing a problem for you whether it’s early in the spring or the height of summer, Manchester Pest Control can treat the nest for you to swiftly eliminate the wasps within. Our technicians are committed to keeping you and your family safe from the threat of wasp stings, and we provide this service at reasonable rates to customers in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.
We do not use sign written vehicles and will be discreet at all times when dealing with your pest problem. All pest control work is guaranteed, Treatments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including bank holidays. We will also advise on any pest proofing issues and how to avoid pest problems in the future. We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose! We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose!
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People and companies think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing products from DIY outlets with a poor percentage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money. Manchester Pest Control provides an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
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