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Does anti wasp soap spray work?

Does anti wasp soap spray work?

It is reported to: An anti-wasp spray can be made from a well mixed concoction of 1 part liquid dish washing soap ; 3 parts of water. This can be sprayed on wasps or their nests with either spray bottle or a hose end sprayer. Be aware however, that there is the possibility of being stung. Wear protective covering over face, eyes, body ; ensure that family members, pets ; neighbors are protected. ...Read more

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How do you avoid wasp stinging you? They have a nest outside my door. Knock it down with broom?

How do you avoid wasp stinging you? They have a nest outside my door. Knock it down with broom?

Spray at night: Your local hardware store has sprays for this purpose. It's best to use them at night, when the wasps are in the nest and don't want to fly. However, there is a risk of getting stung. If you don't want to take this risk, particularly if you've ever had an allergic reaction to an insect sting, it is best to call a local pest extermination to get rid of the nest. Let the pros take the risk. ...Read more

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How do you treat wasp stings if you're allergic?

How do you treat wasp stings if you're allergic?

Depends on severity: If truly and severely allergic, treatment at home or outside the hospital would be with an Epipen (or Epipen jr.) and then going to the er. If just mildly itchy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone creams. In between reactions would require evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Does wasp hurt or sting bad?

Does wasp hurt or sting bad?

Yes: Being stung is painful. Some insects hurt more than others. The last time i was stung by a yellow jacket it hurt for about 3 days. If you are not allergic to the insect sting you should not have any physical distress or have any lasting problems. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat itchy wasp stings?

What can you do to treat itchy wasp stings?

Benedryl/ baking sod: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. ...Read more

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What long term effects of multiple wasp stings on the body are common?

If you are not: Allergic, you may not have any long -term sequella from the stings. However, if a person did have an allergy, the body's response could become more pronounced if you were to be stung again. ...Read more

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What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

Oil of Citronella: There are many insect repellants available otc. Many with citronella and other repellants. Best to wear long sleeve shirts, cover legs, and gloves if in a high bee area. ...Read more