WHAT IS THE WASP?
There are as many as 50 different
species of wasps, ranging from the black and yellow
Common Wasp to the larger black and yellow Hornet.
A perenial pest during the Summer months, wasps
are liable to transmit disease and bacteria from
dustbins and animal carcasses and should not be
allowed to settle on food or food preparation areas.
Wasps nests can contain up to 2000 or more insects
and represent a serious danger to adults, children
and family pets alike.
Wasps are extremely aggressive and under no circumstances
should a nest be disturbed by anyone other than
qualified pest control experts. A wasp sting results
in local pain, swelling, redness, and itching for
most persons. A poultice of meat tenderizer or salt
should be applied to the sting site as soon as possible
after the incident and left on for about 30 minutes.
Use about 0.5 teaspoon mixed with enough water to
produce a paste.