How To Treat A Wasp Sting

Summer in the UK usually only lasts 5 minutes so as soon as we see that first ray of sunshine we all head out for a day in the sun. With our pale legs out, we soak up the sun in our gardens and parks until the rain comes. However when basking in the summer sun with our legs out on show we sometimes get unwanted guests with a sting in there tail.

Fortunately those who do not suffer from a allergic reaction from insect stings there are some remedies for wasp stings to help ease the pain, and will also help with the irritating itch.

If however you are allergic to stings then the best course of action is to contact a hospital straight away.

Common symptoms of a wasp sting includes:

  • Burning sensation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of the throat or tongue

Home Remedies for Wasp Stings


To use vinegar on wasp stings, soak a cotton ball with apple cider or white vinegar and place it on top of the affected area of skin. Leaving the cotton ball on your skin for a few minutes will allow the vinegar to ease the pain.


Take a whole lemon, slice the lemon in half and apply flesh side down onto the sting. This will help due to the citric acid neutralising the alkali in the venom.

Lemon Juice

Going deep into the kitchen cupboards can you find some lemon juice left over from pancake day? Just take a cotton ball or cotton swab and soak it in the lemon juice.

If you find you are inundated with wasps in your garden you may need some help with wasp nest removal – contact us here for expert and professional help and advice.

If you do find any pests in and around your home, contact Wallace Pest Control right away. We can identify what exact pest you are dealing with, spot any entry points, and determine an effective course of treatment.


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