10 facts about Wasps

facts about wasps

Wasps do in fact offer a little known benefit by eating dead insects and flies around your home and garden, but their threat overshadows this effect for most people. The sting of a wasp is notoriously sore, but they can be a genuine danger for people allergic to wasp venom. Medical help is required to treat an allergic reaction, especially …

Dealing with Wasps and Hornet nests safely.

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Wasp and Hornet nests are unpredictable in character and unique in behaviour, ranging from very aggressive to mild, although they are always very defensive if their nest is threatened, and will attack people who may unwittingly come too close, sometimes a matter of metres. Usually when a nest is treated with insecticide, wasps will immediately congest the entrance of the …

How to treat a Wasp sting

wasp sting

Although uncommon, being stung by a wasp is sore and uncomfortable. Knowing how to treat it can reduce the effects dramatically. It is important to note that here we look at treating ordinary an wasp sting reaction. A serious allergic reaction, known as an anaphylactic shock demands immediate medical emergency attention. If symptoms of a sting include difficulty breathing and …

How to identify a wasp nest

how to identify wasps

A nearby wasp’s nest is a hazard that we are all likely to encounter at some stage, making our home and garden less safe. A wasp’s life begins in the warmer days of spring when the queen awakes from her winter hibernation. There are no active nests during the winter period, but once the queen awakes she will immediately seek …

Wasp Sting Treatment

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Anybody can in fact develop an allergy to wasp and bee stings, and regular contact with those insects, for example as bee keeper, increases the chances. Even gardeners are more likely to develop an allergy to their stings, although it is rare to be allergic to both insects. Even though children are more likely to be stung, allergic reactions are …