How to decrease the likelihood of being stung

/How to decrease the likelihood of being stung
How to decrease the likelihood of being stung 2018-04-25T11:47:19+00:00

How to decrease the likelihood of being stung

If you are venturing outdoors in the summer months, here are some measure you can take to avoid being stung by bees/wasps.

Firstly, fast movements agitate bees/wasps; therefore, you are more likely to be stung/attacked when you make fast, erratic movements. Don’t panic, the key is to move slow when you are near these insects. Don’t ever swat at them or flap your arms in panic. The best thing to do when a bee/wasp is flying near/around you, is to stand still or walk slowly away from the area.

Try not to wear perfume, scented soap, bright flowering clothes, these things will attract bees/wasps to you. Wearing black and other dark colours is not good also, they too seem to agitate bees/wasps.  Dark colours are associated with bears which are natural predators of bees/wasps, this behaviour is in the bees/wasp’s DNA. It is best to wear white and other neutral colours.

If you disturb a nest, get away from the nest/area as fast and as far away as you can.

Always be aware of your surroundings when outdoors. Most stinging incidents occur when a person accidently disturbs a nest that they did not know was there.