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 help with the irritating itch.

If however you are allergic to a sting then of course 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 help to ease the pain.


If you have a whole lemon, slice the lemon in half and apply one of the segments flesh side down onto the sting.

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 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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