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Watch out! Jobless, drunk and aggressive wasps are out to get us – so get your credit card out

This story comes from the slightly improbable combination of the Red Cross and The Independent who perhaps are on a ‘write like you’re the Daily Mail for a day’ jaunt:

Record numbers of “jobless” wasps are more likely to attack us because they are drunk and aggressive, the British Red Cross has warned.

With their queens fully supplied with all the nectar they need, worker wasps now have nothing to do but laze around getting drunk on fermenting fruit, according to environmental authorities…

Joe Mulligan, head of first aid at the Red Cross, said: “The danger for humans of course is that they may get a bit bold and attack us while we are out having a barbeque in the garden, sun bathing in the park or innocently going our merry way … When an insect sting is visible on the skin, a credit card can be used to scrape it away. Using the edge of the credit card, drag it across the skin. This will remove the sting. Using a credit card or your fingernail is preferable to using a pair of tweezers.  Some stings contain a sac of poison and if it is grasped with tweezers you may inject the sac of poison into the skin.”

 

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