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Why wasps bite and how to get rid of the dangerous neighbourhood?

With approach of spring and stable warm weather begin active lyot insects of the most different types. They efficiently scurry about in the blossomed flowers, hurrying to regale on sweet nectar to fill up forces dissipated during the winter. And together with insects on a bosom of the nature also summer residents that it is not less efficient to scurry about on the sites with shovels in hands hurry and to lay the foundation of future harvest, at the same time with affection watching these buzzing small insects laboriously pollinating fruit-trees and bushes.

Here only you should not lose vigilance, insects are different - harmless and aggressive, to intelligent nature and gangster. The first fly by the person and do not pay to him any attention, the second just consider a duty to stick into the first comer who relaxed on the spring sun. It is possible to carry bees to intellectuals and bumblebees - they never without the reason attack the person. And here hornets and wasps - the real aggressors stinging just like that on mood.

The reason of such aggression is not found out by science, but the interesting facts are established. At bees the sting has the smallest zazubrinka, from - for which it cannot be taken from skin of the person. Therefore, having stung, the bee loses not only the sting, but also part of a stomach that is incompatible with life - after a sting she inevitably dies. Wasps and hornets have the smooth sharp sting which is easily getting into skin and back therefore these insects can repeatedly bite every time injecting a certain dose of poison into the victim.

And one more the inexplicable, but confirmed by practical consideration fact: angry bees and wasps snatch more often on those who have an allergy to their stings. As they distinguish it - a riddle for scientists.

Unwanted neighbors

Exists a large number of species of wasps, they can live in isolation (the road and digging wasps - do minks in the soil; wasps - carpenters -) and to live in wood the big families creating special nests. Most often forest wasps build nests in branches of trees and bushes, and representatives of a look a wasp average - under roofs of houses, in sheds, on attics. This look most of all gives trouble to people, settling in the neighbourhood and applying for the occupied territory. They meet on sweet ripe fruit in a garden and are turned over a kitchen table, attracted with any smell.

The nest of a wasp is built in the spring, having chosen the secluded place. The wintered female - the queen is engaged in it - molds a nest patiently and carefully, a cell behind a cell, lays in it eggs and brings up larvae. Larvae grow and pupate, young working wasps soon are born. With their emergence the female stops taking off from a nest and to get food, now it only removes new posterity, and working wasps feed her and new larvae, expand a nest. In a nest temperature about 30 degrees is maintained, and under favorable conditions by fall the colony of wasps can reach several hundred individuals. In the fall cells leave males and females, but only the impregnated females remain to winter, and males and working wasps perish. Future queens winter in secluded places and become foundresses of new colonies in the spring.

On the one hand, wasps do a lot of useful: pollination of the blossoming plants, destruction of harmful insects. But on the other hand, their aggression and stings are hazardous to health of the person. Having found in itself at the dacha this unpleasant neighbourhood, try to get rid of it. If there is opportunity, address to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the caused crew will make everything. If there is no such opportunity, it is necessary to work independently.

All manipulations on removal of a nest need to be made in the evening, in twilight when wasps are flown on a lodging for the night. At this time there are more chances to avoid stings and to liquidate at once all family since. in the afternoon in the slightest attempt to disturb a nest it is possible to undergo mass attack of his defenders, with very deplorable consequences.

Take a big strong plastic package, inside put any insecticide, accurately place a package over a nest (in other words - place a nest in a package) and densely tie, having left so not less than for days. After that it will be possible to remove a nest together with dead wasps and it is desirable to burn it. At least, for one season you will be relieved of these little flying terrorists.

If wasps haunt, but their nest does not manage to be found, then it is possible to try to reduce their quantity by means of baits. At a plastic bottle cut off the top conic part and, having turned a neck down, insert back into the bottle rest where pour sweet syrup or a fruit drink from jam. Bottles have in places of the greatest congestion of wasps, periodically update solution. Wasps actively creep inside behind a sweet delicacy, and cannot back get out any more and perish in large numbers.

By the way

Physicians say that rough reaction of an organism to the first in life sting of the stinging insect does not mean at all that from now on the person by all means will become an allergic person on such stings. Chances - 50 on 50. A half will react also violently, and a half after the subsequent stings will get off with quite normal reaction - the place of a sting will be inflated, will redden, pobolit - will be scratched and will pass.

of the Safety rule

Walking outdoors, you avoid old hollow trees and do not give in to temptation to be run barefoot on a green meadow with a silk grass and fragrant flowers - both in hollows, and in a grass there can be wasps and similar unsafe insects.

After swimming in the river at once dry wipe a body, it attracts insects, as well as sweat, and various perfume.

Picnic outdoors - a remarkable type of rest, but avoid to drink and hold opened sweet drinks and fruit, they for many meters will attract with the aromas unwanted guests.

You should not wear too bright clothes if you plan to be in the place of a congestion of insects - wasps and bees violently react to bright coloring, taking fabric for flowers.

Going to a trip on the car, attentively examine salon that there were no casual fellow travelers in the form of the stinging insects.

If to you the wasp or a bee flew up, keep calm, remain motionless, do not swing hands and do not do sharp movements - it can provoke aggression.

Allergic reaction to stings of insects is one of the most life-threatening. In hard cases there are extensive hypostases, urticaria, vomiting, a diarrhea, there can be an asthma attack - all this leads to anaphylactic shock which comes to an end with death if not to give help in time.

Safety rules with special severity should be followed that who has an allergy to stings of insects. Except all aforesaid, such people have to in the veseena - the summer period always to have at itself antihistaminic preparations that if necessary at once to accept them. Be attentive, take care also the relatives!