When the weather changes and the warm air hits the area you will start to see a change in the pests that are out and about. You are likely to see more and more flying and stinging pests. Bees, wasps and hornets are going to be out in abundance during these warmer days. They thrive in the nice warm weather and so do most people. That means that your interactions in these warm temperatures will likely put you in the path of the same stinging pests. You want to make sure you do what you can to avoid being stung. The sting can be anything from a quick irritation to a severe allergic reaction. There are some people that are not sure how they will react and will try to stay clear. If you happen to notice bees around your home you want to make sure you call a pest control service to remove any that are problematic. You also want to know what you should do if you are stung by a bee. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines what you should do if you are stung by a bee.
Move to a Safe Place Away from Bee Swarms
One of the first things that you want to do is to stop and start to check on the sting but that is not the first step you should take. The first thing you should do is to make sure that you get to a safe place. If you have come across one bee that has stung you there is no way to tell that there aren’t more nearby. It is best to make sure that you move from the area and get to a spot that you are safe. This might be moving indoors so that you can be in a safe location to look at the sting.
Did a Bee Leave a Stinger in Your Skin?
Now that you are in a safe place and you have time to look at the sting you want to look to see if there is a stinger. When a bee stings they will usually deposit the stinger in the skin when it occurs. The stinger has venom in it and that will continue to be pushed into your body. That is why the step that you want to take is to see if there is a stinger. If the stinger is still in the skin you can use tweezers or you can use your fingernails to remove it. The stinger has to be moved out of the skin to stop the venom from continuing to worsen the reaction that you might have.
Bee Sting Treatment
Now that you have removed the stinger the next step that you want to take is to make sure that the area has been cleaned. You want to get soap and water and wash the area of the sting gently with a clean cloth. This will make sure that the area has been cleansed so that you do not get a secondary infection from dirt and debris.