How to Protect Yourself from Stinging Insects

Bees, hornets, and wasps are some of the many different kinds of insects that sting really hard when they have a mind to. Estimates suggest that nearly 500,000 people in theUK find themselves in A&E as a result of being bitten or stung by an insect. So, if you have no desire to be counted among them, or want to be cautious because you have young children, be sure to keep the following tips in mind:

Apply a good repellent

Many repellents that promise to sort out wasp problems, and problems associated with similar insects, tend to be quite toxic and not great for the health. However, there are some great natural insect repellents available on the market that are safe for you and the environment, but do their job well.Your task is to find a good repellent based on your needs and use it regularly.

Wear the right clothes

If you walk outdoors wearing something covered with flowery designs, there is a good chance that you will be attractive to bees or wasps. That is because many insects mistake flowery clothes for a real flower filled with pollen! The same is true for clothing items that are brightly coloured. Your best bet is to wear clothes that have light colours, that are less busy, and do not attract much attention.

Get rid of flowery plants

If getting rid of wasps from your immediate environmentis a priority, and you are trying to make your life free from insects that sting, it is not a good idea to grow flowery plants right next to the house.Most flowery plants naturally attract a lot of different types of stinging insects, so it is best to surround your property with non flowering plants, and grow plants that do bear flowers so they can be admired from a safe distance.

Keep your food covered

Insect control in general, particularly wasp control, can be tricky if you are in the habit of leaving sweet or sticky food and drinks out in the open. If getting bitten by an insect is not exactly your idea of fun,make sure that you keep food items covered, especially when throwing an outdoor party or eating alfresco. Keep food in sealed containers until it is needed,and go for children’s drinks that are less sugary.