Identify the wasp pest species and learn about safe and effective wasp control methods.
The Yellow Jacket Wasp can attack as a group and may sting many times, which is very painful and highly inflammatory, particularly if stung around the throat or other glandular parts of the body.
Deaths are known to occur when a European Wasp stings a person after the wasp has been swallowed. The European Wasp may enter a soft drink or beer can (they like sugar), and if swallowed, it will bite and inject its venom inside the person's throat, which will cause massive swelling of the glands and possible asphyxiation (suffocation). Paper Wasps can be very aggressive in hot weather and may cause severe pain from their sting. They are about 20 mm in length and should be approached with caution.