Yellowjacket & Wasp Sting Treatments

Wasp Sting TreatmentIt is that time of the year again! As days get longer and nights get hotter, we tend to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors.

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We all love warm nights sitting beside the water, camping with our families and barbecuing with our best friends; unfortunately, Yellowjackets and Wasps love when we partake in these activities as well, which is why a free pest inspection and Wasp control should be done BEFORE the summer months.

Common house bugs, especially stinging and biting insects tend to hang around people, because they know that where there are humans, there is generally food.

While we hope you do not get stung basking in the summer heat, here are some Wasp sting treatment tips, if you are.

Yellowjacket and Wasp stings can cause different reactions in individuals, some that may be life-threatening.

Please seek medical attention or call 911 if you are experiencing:

Difficulty swallowing – Hives – Lightheadedness – Nausea – Coughing – Wheezing

Yellowjacket and Wasp sting treatments

These actionable tips can help alleviate your reactions:

  • Apply a cold compress for the pain: Applying an ice pack to the affected area can help reduce your inflammation and swelling. Leave the cold compress on your skin for at least 20 minutes for the best results.
  • Neutralize the venom with baking soda: Mix a spoonful of baking soda with water to create a thick paste. Gently apply the paste to where you were stung. This will help counteract the acids within the stinger, bringing down the stinging feeling.
  • Reduce itching with vinegar: Vinegar can act as a natural astringent, which will help alleviate the need to scratch the inflamed area.
  • Take an antihistamine: Taking an antihistamine, such as Benadryl after getting stung can help bring down the swelling.

While these tips may help if you do encounter an angry Yellowjacket or Wasps, the best way to alleviate a sting is prevention!

Be sure to dispose of trash and cover up food when dining outdoors to keep away unwelcome pests, if you notice several Yellowjackets or Wasps in one area, be cautious as that may be a sign that there is a nest nearby, and never swat at Wasps because that will make them more likely to sting!

If you are in need of a Yellowjacket or Wasp exterminator for your home or office, click here to call The Hitmen or email us right now so we can spray your property in a honeybee-friendly way to reduce Yellowjackets and Wasps.

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