Insect Sting Allergy Symtoms
Call 911 if the person has:
Feelings of faintness or dizziness
A swollen tongue
A history of severe allergy reaction to insect stings
If the person does not have severe allergy symptoms: For Bee's remove the Stinger -Scrape the area with a fingernail or use tweezers to remove it. Don't pinch the stinger -- that can inject more venom. Control Swelling - Ice area. If you were stung on your arm or leg, elevate it. Treat Symtoms - For pain, take an over-the-counter painkiller like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Do not give aspirin to anyone under age 18. For itchiness, take an antihistamine. You can also apply a mixture of baking soda and water or calamine lotion. Follow up - It might take 2-5 days for the area to heal. Keep it clean to prevent infection.
Before trimming shrubs or hedges, or picking fruit, check the plant for paper wasp nests. If you suspect you have a paper wasp infestation or find a nest on your home or property, contact us to find out about wasp treatment.Do not attempt to remove a nest on your own, as there is a high probability you will get stung. Wasps or Yellowjacket stings pose significant health threats to humans. Yellowjackets may sting repeatedly and can cause allergic reactions.
If you suspect you have a stinging insect infestation or find a nest on your home or property, contact us to find out about treatment.