Stinging Wasps

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Stinging Wasps
All female wasps are capable of stinging and can do so more than once. Everyone is likely to experience at least one wasp sting during there life time with it being an unpleasant experience. Most stings will occur during the last few months of summer as the wasps food source changes to sweet rubbish people throw away. However a wasp is likely to sting if it feels threatened or you are to close to its nest. Male wasps are not capable of stinging as it is only the female that has a stinger that she also uses for laying eggs. A sting also contains a pheromone that invites other wasps to attack and to help fend of the threat. Wasps can be a stinging pest, however they are very beneficial as they eat other insects that may plague you plants such as green flies on your roses.

A sting may result in mild to moderate local pain with local reddening and some swelling. A worse reaction may result in a headache and even a fever. Over the counter remedies are readily available along with cleaning the sting site with soap and water as well as applying baking soda past that will help relive pain.
If the victim of a sting is allergic, things can be a lot worse and a doctor should be contacted as the person condition can worsen rapidly and become life threatening. With someone who is allergic, a sting can lead to anaphylactic shock that can come on very quickly after a sting. These can result in the person struggling to breath, their lips turning blue, then possibly nausea, vomiting and the person passing out.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

  • Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.

Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
There are many different types of wasps - hornets which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of wasps - hornets. There are also facts and information about the size of the different types of wasps - hornets, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about wasps - hornets, facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about wasps - hornets.

Wasps - Hornets

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  • Stinging Wasps
  • Classification of many different types of wasps - hornets
  • Extermination, pest control and deterrents
  • Different Types of wasps - hornets - Stinging Wasps

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