Aggressive Stinging Insects Sting & Spider Bite First Aid Treatment in Flemington, NJ
Nothing can cause more panic in a parent than to have your child bit or stung by a venomous insect or pest. This is also true for any loved one. If you or a loved one gets attacked, Merlin’s Pest Control wants you to take proper steps in the first aid treatment from a venomous insect.
Aggressive Stinging Insects & Spiders
The most common insects and pests that are aggressive enough to bite or sting people are spiders, bees, wasps and hornets. Most bites and stings do heal on their own without medical attention, even black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. However, for those who may be allergic or have low immune systems like the elderly or children, bites and stings can be life threatening. Always call poison control and head to the emergency room if you believe it was a venomous insect that harmed you.
First Aid When Bitten or Stung by Insects & Arachnids
Below are some of the steps you can take if you have be bitten or stung by a dangerous pest.
1. Whether it may or may not be venomous, try and catch the insect that assaulted you. If you need to go to the hospital, it helps the medical team identify the insect for proper treatment.
2. If it was a bee or wasp etc. move away from the area in which you have been stung. Bees and wasps are very protective of their hives and nests. If you were stung, you probably got too close for their comfort.
3. If you were stung by a bee and its stinger is still inside you, pull it out quickly.
4. If you have been bit or stung, and you are not sure if it is venomous, do not panic. When you get upset and worried your heart rate will accelerate. In so doing, you just spread the poison throughout your body even quicker.
5. You can slow down the flow of the poison or venom by placing ice on the bite or sting. This will help sooth the pain at the site and also slow the blood flow in the affected area, which in turn slows down the venom.
6. If stung or bit on the arms or legs, lower your limbs. This will also help slow the flow of the venom. After an hour, and if the infected limb begins to swell, you can then elevate it to help relieve swelling.
7. In the case you were in contact with a puss caterpillar, remove the broken spines. For the smaller spines left behind and are difficult to remove, use facial or cellophane tape to remove them.
8. In the event you were bit by a spider, do the ice trick to slow the venom down and go to the emergency center for an antidote.
9. Lastly keep on hand activated charcoal you can buy it online and in some stores. Activated charcoal works wonders. Hospitals have been using it for poison removal for years. It can help with insect poisons, alcohol poisoning, and food poisoning as well, making it a must have item on your shelves. In the event you or your loved one got bit by a seriously toxic insect, and are unable to get to the hospital right away, activated charcoal may be your lifeline.
Stinging Insect Control
Merlin’s Pest Control wants to help make you aware of the dangers of the insect and arachnid pest worlds, and to better help you take proper action if you or your precious love one get bit or stung. Contact us for all your pest control needs!