Wasp Stings Hurt – Keep From Getting Stung

Wasp Stings
Courtesy of CDC

Childhood memories don’t lie. Wasp stings are very painful right from the moment the little winged intruder puts his needle into one’s arm. Ouch. For some reason, as I’ve grown older, I have been able to avoid more wasp stings (let’s hope I didn’t just jinx myself).

So what are a few ways to keep from getting stung?

Stay away from where they live – If you have a hive near your home, or worse, in your home, stay away from it until either you get a professional exterminator to come take care of the wasp or bee nest, or, you feel sufficiently prepared to take it on (you be the judge.). Check out the video of the guy below who took on a nest in his backyard… seems to me he spent a lot of spray on that nest.

Spray them at night – If you’re going to spray them, try spraying them at night when they are more dormant or asleep, if you will. Also, spraying at night will likely be when kids are not around.

What are you wearing? – Even brightly colored fabrics could be a problem, if you are wearing them around wasps.

Try vinegar – If you do get wounded, vinegar may be the best bet according to the Child Accident Prevention trust.

Evidently there are a lot of things you can do for treatment of wasp stings. The absolute worst case I can imagine for wasps is if you swallow one. Evidently this happens once in a while. Ouch!

Whaddya think?

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July 6, 2008 – 4:37 pm
  1. 3 Responses to “Wasp Stings Hurt – Keep From Getting Stung”

  2. It’s been a long time since I was stung by a wasp, but I don’t want to relive it.


    By Joe on Jul 6, 2008

  3. I got stung on the arm by a wasp a few days ago. It really hurt, and it was the first time i have ever been stung. the 2nd day it was very itch. and the 3rd was still quite itchy. and now its the 4th and theres still a red mark and its sore and itchy. is that normal?


    By mandy on Sep 1, 2009

  4. As a kid in Maui, I was once drilled in the back by a wasp which perhaps was the most painful experience in my life–far worse than a broken thumb, dislocated knee or shoulder. It felt like a nine inch nail between the shoulder blades.


    By KurtS on Feb 1, 2010

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