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Stinging Insects Fast Facts

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Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Fire Ants Problems

There are several pests that are included in the “stinging insects” category. The ones that are most well known are bees, wasps, and hornets. Some ants, such as the fire ant, are included in this category as well. Stings from bees, wasps, and ants are pretty common. About 1 in 300 people have sever allegoric reactions to stinging insects. Stinging insects send about half a million people to the emergency room each year.

Most people will experience temporary swelling, redness, and itching at the site of the sting. But however, if you are allergic to the stinging insect, your immune system will react to the venom injection by the insect, and will result in a severe reaction. Unfortunately in Australia, there is a shortage of specialist allergists and clinical immunologists.

Keep in mind that stinging insects can build their nests in attics, crawlspaces, building corners, under gutters, and under patios and decks.

Useful Tips

Some tips to help keep these sting insects away are:

  • Avoid getting stung are to of course stay away from the stinging insect, but if you do have an encounter, do not swat at them.
  • Hire an exterminator to kill the hives and nests that could potentially be around your home.
  • Avoid wearing brightly coloured clothing and heavy scented perfume when being outdoors.
  • Also keep in mind that insects are attracted to trash containers, so try to keep these areas clean and keep a tight lid on garbage areas.

If you have a problem, please contact professionals before trying to deal with this problem on your own because it can be very dangerous. We have very affordable prices to help get your problem under control.

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