Avoid Wasp’s Summer Sting

Wasps; coming in every color imaginable, from the familiar yellow to brown, metallic blue and bright red; yet having a sting not pretty as their appearance. Categorized into two types, wasps come as a colony (social) and as living alone (solitary). A queen starts a new colony each spring and in the fall, all the wasps die except for a few new queens. Some wasps are aggressive species and can sting when threatened. Unlike honey bees, wasps are capable of stinging multiple times.

These stinging, flying wasps ruin countless picnics with their aggressive appetite for candy, fruit and soda. Surprisingly, some 550 out of 30,000 identified species of stinging wasps are found in Canada and it has been suggested that another 200 or so have yet to be recorded by entomologists. Each year, stinging insects send approximately half a million people to the emergency room and are one of the leading causes of anaphylaxis related deaths in the United States and Canada.

Wasp stings are common, especially during the warmer months when people are outside for longer periods of time. These stings can be uncomfortable, as they contain venom that is transmitted to humans during sting. The majority of people without sting allergies will show only minor symptoms during and after a wasp sting. If you see wasp nest in your house or backyard you should contact pest control company Toronto such as HMG Pest Control which is expert wasp control company in Toronto.

Got Stung by A Wasp?

Here are the symptoms:

Mild Reactions
  • Redness, pain and swelling around the sting.
  • Itching around the sting or anywhere on the body.
Large Reactions
  • Redness and swelling affecting an entire arm, leg or large part of body
  • Swelling that continues to increase for up to 48 hours.

Not just this, but SEVERE REACTIONS may cause:

  • Hives
  • Swelling of tongue, throat, or other body parts.
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Anaphylaxis, which is a severe life- threatening reaction that requires emergency treatment. It causes confusion and trouble in breathing.

How to Treat the Mild Reaction? Quite simple it is:

  • Wash the sting area with soap and water to remove as much venom as possible.
  • Apply a cold pack, or lemon to the wound site to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Keep the wound clean and dry to prevent infection.
  • Making them feel unwelcome
  • Also consider getting a tetanus shot within several days of the sting if you haven’t has a booster shot in the last 10 years.

Disturbing? Why not get rid of this “Summer Spoiling” problem in the first place?

To reduce your chances of being stung:

  • Stay away from insects’ nests.
  • Wear shoes, long sleeves, and long pants when you are outdoors.
  • Do not wear perfume of scented lotions.

Still not satisfied?

The best course of action is to monitor insect activity in your yard and eliminate nests whenever possible. This treatment should be done at night, without shaking and disturbing the nest. Hornets and yellow jackets are far more challenging and dangerous to control than paper wasps.

Scared to do it yourself? Let us do our duty, we are here to help. Grab the phone and call HMG Pest Control, we are experts in hornet nest removal and other wasps nest removal.

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