How to Protect Your Children Against Bee Stings
Make Your Children's Safety a Priority
Your children’s safety is always the priority. When your kids are outside playing, you want to keep them safe from any harm or sickness. This means that you never want to find out that your child stumbled into a wasp nest and suffered stings as a result. Luckily, there are pleny of ways that you can defend against wasps and ensure that your kids remain safe and unharmed. Here is what you need to know about protecting you children against wasp stings.
The Dangers of a Wasp Sting
Against insects, a wasp’s stinger is meant to paralyze. In addition, it can deter other, larger animals because the sting is enough of a pain for animals to back off. A wasp sting is meant to cause intense pain despite the damage being small.
The symptoms of a wasp sting may be minor. Often, your child will present with a raised welt where they experienced the sting. There may be a tiny white mark, but all the swelling goes down within a few hours. Other local reactions can be more serious. It can cause extreme pain and extreme redness that continues throughout the next few days. Your child may experience nausea and other stomach upset.
Now, wasp stings do not necessarily have to end there either. For children who are allergic, it can be life-threatening. This is why it is important not to run the risk of having your children near wasps.
Five Ways to Protect Your Children
So, you know that wasp stings can be dangerous and painful, so what can you do about it? When your kids are outside, you may not feel like you have a lot of defenses against flying insects. There are, however, ways that you can defend against wasps. In fact, here are the five ways that you can make sure that wasps do not invade your home or hurt your kids.
First, you might want to consider hiring someone who can kill the wasps. If you find wasp nests around your property, then your kids are not safe. Wasps can multiply and when they have a nest on the property, they will do whatever they can to protect it. This means that if your children walk too close to the nest, they are likely to suffer harm as a result.
A second way to defend against wasps is to use wasp traps. Wasp traps can be a container filled with sugar water that the wasps will be unable to get out of. There are multiple ways that you can do this. You can make one yourself or you can purchase wasp traps to hang up around your yard.
Another deterrent for wasps is to use peppermint oil around the yard. You can target established nests or you can use to repel other nests. This is also a safe method so you don’t have to worry about toxins and your kids. Peppermint oil is safe for them to be exposed to.
Next, you may want to consider ensuring that your trash cans are always sealed tight. Wasps love the smell of food. If you have open garbage bins, then you may attract insects, particularly wasps.
If you are worried about wasps getting into your home, then you will want to seal up any cracks in your home. Check the windows and siding for any spots where the wasps may be able to get through and into your home.
When it comes to your children, you want to ensure that they are as safe as possible. While you can teach them to be careful around wasps and to never stir up a wasp’s nest, the safest option is to make sure that there are no wasps on your property. While you may not feel like you can stop the stray wasp from flying around your property, you can severely reduce the population through repellents and exterminating nests and any wasps that you find.