The Asian wasp, introduced in Europe in 2004 and sighted in Portugal since 2011, poses risks to public health. This insect is essentially a predator of bees, but whenever it feels threatened by Man, the Asian wasp can react quite aggressively, with subsequent stinging.
he bite of this insect, although painful and leading to a local reaction of swelling and redness, like the bite of other insects, does not represent a serious risk to the health of the person bitten, except in case of allergy to the venom. In this situation, and especially in the case of multiple stings, an anaphylactic shock can occur, which can put at risk several organs and systems and, in the limit, lead to death.
As we only know if there is an allergy after the sting has occurred, it is recommended that if you suspect an attack by this type of wasp, you should be observed in an emergency hospital environment, especially in the case of symptoms that suggest anaphylactic shock, such as:
- Swelling of the tongue
- Difficulty breathing
- Noisy breathing
- Feeling faint
If you find one of these wasps (with darker body and yellowish legs) or a nest, move away and contact Truly Nolen. Do not try to destroy the nest, much less using firearms (such as hunting guns). This method will contribute to the dispersal and spread of the Asian wasp and may even motivate a persecution.