Wasps can also be confused with bees, in particular Honey Bees - however these vary in colour from golden brown to almost black and are furrier than wasps. Only female wasps have a sting which they can use repeatedly, if they feel under threat. In most cases a wasp sting causes no long term harm, but it can be life threatening if you are allergic to stings. Treating a wasp nest is often the most efficient way to control a wasp problem and reduce the threat of stings.
Wasp stings are common, especially during the warmer months when people are outside for longer periods of time. Wasp stings can be uncomfortable, but most people recover quickly and without complications.
Wasps are equipped with a stinger as a means of self-defense. A wasp’s stinger contains venom (a poisonous substance) that’s transmitted to humans during a sting
The majority of people without sting allergies will show only minor symptoms during and after a wasp sting. The initial sensations can include sharp pain or burning at the sting site. Redness, swelling, and itching can occur as well.
CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:
Preventative measures can be taken to keep Wasps out:
• Keep foods, including pet food, covered or indoors
• Cover soda cans outdoors so wasps don’t crawl in
• Keep garbage in sealed cans and empty regularly
• Pick up and dispose of ripe fruit
Since wasps often nest in hard to reach areas our trained technicians use prescribed treatments in local areas and remove nests in hard to reach places.