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How To Avoid Getting Stung By A Wasp

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I've been stung by a wasp a few times in my life and after trying to dodge them this weekend while camping, I decided to do some research. I found some useful tips to avoid wasp stings this summer that I wanted to pass on.


Photo From Flickr User net_efekt
Photo From Flickr User net_efekt
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Where Light Colored Clothes

 
 

I was skeptical about this one. Studies show that when disturbed wasps and bees are more likely to direct their attack against dark colored objects.

 
Photo From Flickr User Nia
Photo From Flickr User Nia
2

Don't Panic If A Wasp Lands On You

 
 

I know this is easier said than done, but a wasp is more likely to sting you if you "flip out." When a wasp is flying around you try to move calmly away. Jerky fast movements irritate them.

 
Photo From Flickr User Randy Son Of Robert
Photo From Flickr User Randy Son Of Robert
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Make Sure There Isn't A Nest Nearby-Wasps Love Food!

 
 

If you plan to dine outside for the 4th of July make sure there aren't any wasp nests close by. Wasps are attracted to food!

 
Photo From Flickr User sm4rtus
Photo From Flickr User sm4rtus
4

Keep An Eye On Your Drink

 
 

Like bees, wasps are also attracted to soft drinks and beer. Keep an eye on your drink so you don't get stung!

 
Photo From Flickr User anonymouscoward
Photo From Flickr User anonymouscoward
5

If You Are Being Attacked Run Through Thick Vegetation

 
 

If you think you are being attacked run! A quick sprint through thick vegetation is ideal to get them off you.

 

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