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Can Bee or Wasp Stings Transmit Diseases From One Person to Another?

Fortunately, it’s been proven that bee and wasp stings do not transfer human diseases or viruses from one human to another through stinging.

Bees lose their stingers once they sting. This means they can only sting a single person and that transferring blood from one victim to another is impossible. Though wasps do have the capability to sting multiple people, they do not transmit disease from one person to another, either.

The chance of the same wasp stinging two people is small. Even if a single wasp does manage to sting two separate people, wasp stingers do not carry enough blood following a wasp sting to transmit a virus. However, since wasps are scavengers (and therefore hang out around garbage, dead animals and other contaminated areas) they have been known to carry bacteria that can lead to infected wasp stings. To prevent an infected wasp sting, clean and treat it swiftly. Click here for a list of popular at-home wasp sting treatments. If your sting seems unusually swollen and at-home wasp sting treatments aren’t working, speak to your doctor to be prescribed the appropriate antibiotics.

If you suspect there is a wasp nest in your yard, don’t wait until you get a wasp sting to take action. Call a local bee and wasp exterminator to handle the problem.

Magical Pest Control is one of Toronto’s most esteemed bee and wasp exterminators. Reach us at (905) 738-6676 or message us using our contact form.

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