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Treatment and avoidance of wasp stings

Wasp stings can happen suddenly, unexpectedly, and despite your best efforts to avoid them. They are extremely painful in isolation, let alone if you are unlucky enough to be stung repeatedly. In this article, Manchester Pest Control looks at the most effective forms of treatment for wasp stings to help swiftly eliminate the pain. We also consider steps you and your family can take to reduce the risk of being stung in future.

Emergency treatment

IMPORTANT: When it comes to treatment of anaphylactic shock, urgent medical attention is essential and you should phone 999 at the first signs, which can appear fast and may include: swelling and itching in the area of the sting and elsewhere on the body and the face; nausea, breathing difficulties, and reduced blood pressure resulting in dizziness or collapse. If left untreated, this condition is life-threatening, so don’t take any chances.

Sometimes, as a result of receiving multiple stings, or being stung in a very sensitive area, people may exhibit some of the symptoms of anaphylaxis but without it actually developing – if there is any doubt whatsoever, don’t leave it too long to find out.

Home treatment

When a wasp stings you, it injects venom into your blood stream, which in most cases (excepting the above) does not provoke a strong physical reaction as our bodies are quite adept at fighting it. We might get a bit of a stress reaction, but otherwise the pain is localised in the area of the sting, which may feel like it’s on fire to begin with. In fact, the area will look quite inflamed, with a minor swelling in the centre, though this will typically clear up within a couple of hours of being stung.

The first thing you should do after stung is make sure that the wasp has not left its stinger in you. If the stinger is still present, try and brush it away or dislodge it without gripping the stinger in your fingers. Applying pressure to the stinger may leave some of it still embedded in your skin, like a splinter, or release more venom. Once the site is cleared, if possible get hold of a packet of frozen peas, wrap it in a dishcloth, and apply it to the affected area for no longer than ten minutes, repeating again after a fifteen minute break.

Occasionally, it has been known for wasp stings to trigger an allergic reaction that, while not as severe as anaphylaxis, results in the swelling getting larger, to the extent that it can spread outward from the site of the original sting, causing an entire limb to become swollen or blistered. This may take several days to clear up, and can be distressing for the individual, who should consult their doctor if they have any concerns or are experiencing severe pain in the affected areas.

Lotions, poultices and medicines

You may find it useful to apply a soothing balm to the site of the sting. Calamine lotion, the perennial summertime favourite for dealing with sunburn, can work in a similar way to help soothe the effects of wasp stings. If you don’t have any available, an alternative would be stirring bicarbonate of soda in a little water and applying the resultant poultice to the sting location. Either of these solutions should lessen the temptation to scratch the swollen area, which is a plus in order to reduce the chances of accidental infection.

Antihistamines, such as Paracetamol, Benadryl and Ibuprofen tablets, and those available as a cream, may also help to counter the effects of a wasp sting, but please read the packaging carefully and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have not taken these before, in case there is any risk of you reacting to them, which you don’t want to happen on top of dealing with a wasp sting!

Reducing the risk of wasp stings

It isn’t always possible to avoid a wasp if you don’t see it, and their natural reaction is to sting if they feel under threat. However, if you are aware of wasps in the vicinity, be aware that they have a keen sense of smell and certain scents are more likely to attract them. You may see them homing in on your flowerbeds, where they are often attracted by the sweet smell of the aphid larvae – so they are actually doing gardeners a favour in the spring and early summer while the aphid population is at a high.

Some people do seem to be targeted more by wasps than others, and there could be a number of factors at play. For instance, perhaps you are wearing a perfume or aftershave that closely resembles the smell that they like – try not wearing it and see if this makes a difference. Also, although your first instinct may be to try and swat a wasp away, or run away from it, the sudden motion may in fact have the opposite effect, causing the wasp to become angry and attack when before it was simply curious.

As the summer moves on and the aphids gradually lessen in number while the wasp population is now booming, there comes a time when wasps look to other sweet-smelling food sources, and this is when your family picnics or barbeques are most under threat. We recommend keeping food covered or in airtight containers if possible, or purchasing wasp repellent to try and discourage them as much as possible.

Wasp nest detection and disposal

If there are a large number of wasps in your garden and you feel under siege, you may want to try and locate their nest, although we recommend extreme caution here – if you do locate the nest, don’t approach it too closely as nests can contain thousands of wasps even if on first impression they might seem small and something you think you can easily handle on your own. Enraged wasps defending their nest or returning to one you have destroyed are definitely not an outcome you want to find yourself dealing with!

If you find a wasp nest in your garden, shed, garage, or the eaves of your home, call Manchester Pest Control and we will dispose of it for you with a significant reduction in the risk to your personal safety and that of your family and neighbours. This service is available at a reasonable costs to homeowners and businesses in the Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire region.

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