What fantastic weather we’ve been having recently! With the sun shining and the BBQs out, the wasps are on the way!
This week we’re looking at “TOP 3s” information items related to the summer pest most commonly experienced by the Herefordshire public.
TOP 3…..REASONS WHY WE CONTROL WASPS
Wasp stings can be painful and, at worst, fatal. For some people with sensitivities a wasp sting could result in a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and if someone has symptoms you should call 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
Whilst wasps are not normally aggressive unless threatened, they often build nests in very inconvenient spaces meaning that they can become a public health issue, for example, if members of the general public have to access those areas. In particular, they could present a risk to young children, vulnerable adults and the elderly who may not be as aware of their presence.
Household pets! Pets can be sensitive to wasp stings as well and a dog chasing a wasp can end up with a very nasty sting.
TOP 3…..WAYS TO TREAT A WASP STING
Wash the sting area with soap and water and apply a cold compress for 10 minutes.
If you can, elevate the affected area.
Above all it is very important to seek medical help if you become dizzy after a wasp stings you, you have a swollen face and / or difficulties breathing.
TOP 3 REASONS WHY…..BUSINESSES SHOULD CARE ABOUT WASPS
Wasps can put your customers off, particularly if you are a hospitality business. Who wants to eat dinner with wasps swarming around them?
Wasps can cause reputational damage. Nuisance wasps could invite bad reviews online which puts off potential customers as well.
Wasps can cause a public health issue which, as a business owner, you are responsible for addressing.
TOP 3 REASONS WHY…..WASPS AREN’T ALL BAD
Wasps are early pollinators so it’s not just bees that are good for the environment.
Wasps are beneficial to gardeners as they feed their grubs on other insects that are destructive in the garden.
Wasps are a natural predator which means they contribute to our eco-system.
TOP 3….PLACES TO SPOT A WASP NEST
In fact, wasps can, and do, make their nests anywhere and everywhere. They’ve been found in some very unusual places! However, the most common places wasps’ nests are spotted are:
In sheds or garages.
In wall cavities and under eaves.
Under trees and in bushes.
If you’re experiencing a problem with wasps, give us a call today!
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