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.