There are about 20, 000 wasps’ species in the world and not all of them sting or bite human. Like bees, only the female wasps have stingers but unlike bees, wasps do not lose their stings when they sting people. This would also mean that they can sting repeatedly and increase discomfort and danger levels. Here we describe 4 common stinging wasps that you will find in or near your home and the information will help take safety measures and safe course of actions to eliminate them. If you have been already stung by wasps and currently have an infestation you should call BBPP, the top wasps exterminator Vaughan immediately and get rid of it, so such incidences do not occur again.
4 Wasp types that could sting human
- Bald faced hornet
This is black and white and is about an inch long. They are known for their aggressiveness towards human when they feel their nest is about to be disturbed by them. They build papery nests that are globular with a single entry point. You will find the nests hanging from trees, window corners and ceilings. Hornet species like Asian Giant Hornet are known to cause death by their sting when they administer it multiple times on human. These are most spotted in North America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
- Yellow Jacket wasps
They derive this name by their yellow and black stripes across their abdomen. They are known to be fierce and aggressive and you may have a few visitors when you hold an outdoor BBQ. These are the most aggressive of the wasps and can sting you even unprovoked.
- Paper wasps
These are another wasp species that could sting. They hover around structures and are reddish brown to black and yellow bodied. They are often confused with yellow jackets and their long legs hand when they are in flight. They are active all seasons except winter and can be a dangerous foe when they take refuge in your homes.
- Cicada Killer
This is a large wasp species that can grow up to 1-3/4 inches long and are found largely in North America. They are cicada killers, another large insect and they are distinguished by their black abdomen with few white stripes. Though they are not that aggressive towards human as others they will still sting if you disturb them or their nest.
What when a wasp/wasps sting you?
Wasps can deliver venomous stings that can cause the following symptoms
- Swelling and redness on and near the sting spot
- Itching, pain and burning sensation in extreme
- In severe cases allergies causing swollen throat, breathlessness, wheezing, vomiting, quickened heartbeat etc and requiring hospitalization
What to do with wasps stings?
- Wash the area with soapy water and clean it every day till it clears
- Use ice or cold compress to subdue pain and increase comfort level. This will also reduce swelling
- If you have allergies and react severely to wasp sting you should consult your doctor immediately
Call professionals to erase wasp’s infestation
Wasps can sting you or your family members only when they are in your home or garden. If they are not there the above things cannot happen. The advice is that you should prevent wasps infestation at first instance and if the infestation is already there you should call expert wasp exterminators like BBPP, most experienced pest control Vaughan, to get rid of it. They will do it safely and you can contact them on phone number 647-910-6315 or by email email@example.com and get a free quote.