Tips for a comfortable, happy and safe visit ...
HOW TO AVOID BEING STUNG OR BITTEN
- Don't wear perfume or brightly coloured clothes on hot days.
- Keep arms and legs covered, and use insect repellent.
- Wear loose clothing that a sting is less likely to penetrate.
- If an insect lands on you, don't try to swat it - blow it away.
- If you disturb a nest and several wasps attack you, run through shrubs or hedges where it is harder for them to follow.
If you are stung ...
- If the string remains in the skin, scrape it out with your fingernail or a knife. Do not use tweezers as you may squeeze more poison into the wound.
- Apply a cold compress or ice pack to reduce the swelling.
- If a person is stung in the mouth or throat, or becomes unwell or collapses after any sting, seek medical help immediately.
- If you have ever reacted unusually to a sting, seek medical advice and ask to be referred to a clinical allergist.