Plan Ahead: What to Do If You’re Attacked by Wasps?

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Welcome summer, a time of family picnics, vacations, exploring new places and being outside, soaking up the sun! Summer also brings out many different kinds of bugs and pests, one of those being wasps.

When left alone, wasps are no threat to us. However, a mass attack can occur if their nest is disrupted. And, unlike bees whose stingers are barbed, a wasp can sting multiple times.

Here are some tips on what to do if you are attacked by wasps:

  • If attacked once, intense local pain, swelling, and itching are common. All that is needed is a simple disinfectant. Carry antiseptic pads with you and treat the area with the antiseptic pad and ice. Don’t hit or catch a wasp with your bare hands- this is the best way to avoid single stings.
  • If attacked by a swarm, the best thing to do is to leave the area as quick as you can. Run until they aren’t chasing, go inside or, turn a corner sharply. If you can’t run fast, lie flat on the ground and cover your face and neck to protect them.
  •  Always seek medical attention after being stung because of the venom in your body.

If you have a problem with wasps or with any other pest, call us, your New Jersey Pest Control service provider, today and let us help you!