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Top 10 Effective Ways To Deal With Wasps

Wasps are among the deadliest insects you can run into. So, if you still love your life, you better not mess with them. In the United States there are about 60 deaths a year that can be attributed to wasps, hornets, or bee stings. Yes, those little buzzing insects can possibly end your life. So make sure you do not get stung by them. Below is a list of what you should do in case you accidentally run into these deadly creatures.

1. Stay Calm


If you accidentally run into wasps or is surrounded by them, do not panic. Remaining calm can help you more to get out of the situation safe and sound. Wasps are sensitive to movement so any yelling, flailing, or running will only do worse. The insects will see you as a threat and will start attacking. Do not do anything that will catch their attention. Instead, move away slowly with your eyes closed and head down. Also, cover your face if possible.

It is not difficult to identify wasps. They resemble bees with two pairs of wings but they have a waist and big, pointed body. There are different types of wasps. The one with grey-colored wings and yellow markings on the body are called paper wasps. There is also the so-called yellow-jacket wasp with shiny bodies. They grow up to 16mm and do not have as much hair. As the name suggests, yellow jackets are black and yellow.

2. Stay Away From Their Nests

Wasps are territorial and aggressive. They will only attack if they are disturbed while scavenging or pollinating or if you approach or enter their territory. So for your safety, better leave them alone. If you find a nest in your area, don't do anything about it without the aid of pest experts. One wrong move may cost you your life. Wasp attacking in a pack is a formidable threat. You may not be able to make it out alive. 

Wasps usually build their nests in rood spaces, soil, backs, and even in cavities in walls and trees. Detecting a wasp colony can be pretty easy because they look like a football ball. If you spot them, better not try destroying the nest. If they are not causing a direct problem, you better wait because the insects usually abandon their nest at the end of the autumn season. It is home to thousands of wasps and if you demolish their home, they’ll attack you in a pack.

There is also one good reason why you should not wreck a wasp’s nest. Although they pose a threat to humans (when disturbed), they also play an important role in keeping the balance of nature. These insects are controllers of more harmful pests that target gardens, agriculture, and forestry.

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