Wasps are some of the most feared pests around the home. Their long stinger can inflict a very painful sting that could swell and turn red. Wasps also do not lose their stinger after they sting, meaning a person can be stung repeatedly. If they feel threatened, they will become even more aggressive. Wasp problems will typically develop outside, but it is extremely dangerous to try and get rid of one on your own. A Centralia wasp control company can safely remove a wasp problem so you can take back your outdoor space again.
A Wasp Sting Can Be Deadly
Most people fear getting stung by a wasp because it is very painful. Fortunately, some minor pain is all most people feel after a wasp sting. Tragically for others, a wasp sting can be fatal. According to the CDC, 62 people died from stinging insects between the years of 2000 and 2017. Of all those deaths, 80 percent of victims were men. Death is more likely for those who are allergic to wasp stings and that suffer anaphylactic shock. This condition can result in hives, difficulty breathing and a feeling of lightheadedness.
Getting stung by a wasp once is unpleasant, even for those who are not allergic. However, when wasps feel threatened, they will swarm. They do this for protection, as there is safety in numbers. When they feel that a person has threatened their nest, they will swarm and many wasps will sting multiple times. After a person has been stung by a wasp twice, they are more likely to become allergic to the toxin the wasp delivers when it stings.