The National Pest Management Association advises protecting against summer stingers
FAIRFAX, Va. (August 25, 2016) – People walking, dining and socializing outdoors aren’t the only ones currently abuzz. With fall around the corner and summer at its height, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) explains more stingers, like yellowjackets and wasps, are outside foraging for food.
“Insect stings are painful, and depending on the severity of an attack or a person’s sensitivity, they can be dangerous. They typically send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “It’s crucial to avoid interaction and handling active nests. Colonies can sting en masse when feeling threatened, so it’s best to leave this job to a pest professional.”
To enjoy a sting-free summer, NPMA recommends the following tips:
For more advice on stinging insects, or to find a licensed pest control professional, visit PestWorld.org.
The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. For more information, visit PestWorld.org.