Wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and bees send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. They become more active as their hives grow over the summer. Below are the basic facts against protecting yourself against insect stings. Thanks to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for supplying this information.Protecting Yourself From Stinging Insects
- Keep food covered. Your trash should be bagged and sealed. Oh, don’t forget to cover yourself in light-colored pants and long-sleeved shirts.
- Avoid scented soap, shampoos, deodorants and perfume. These insects are also attracted to flowering plants.
- Stay cool, calm, collected! Don’t swat at these pests. Run to get away if you’re attacked by several stinging insects.
Contact a Pest Professional
Keep yourself and your family members away from any nest found on your property. Do not attempt to remove it on your own. Some nests can contain hundreds (if not thousands) of stinging insects. These insects could swarm and sting en masse when disturbed or threatened. Instead, contact Suburban Exterminating, a licensed pest professional who will be able to identify the species and help in stinging insect control by either destroying the colony or removing it to a safe location.