Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shedworkers asked to map wasps

Shedworkers, being naturally close to nature, are being asked to help map sightings of wasps at

According to Rentokil, who have set up the site, they have fielded 21% more wasp enquiries already this year compared to 2010. The interactive map site logs wasp hotspots around the UK: The Anaphylaxis Campaign charity which helps people with severe allergies receives 20p  whenever somebody logs a wasp or wasps’ nest sighting from now until September.

Dr Shuaib Nasser, Consultant in Allergy, Addenbrookes NHS Trust Hospital, Cambridge and member of The Anaphylaxis Campaign Clinical and Scientific Advisory Panel said: “The prolonged warm weather has seen large numbers of wasps with many people reporting being stung. If you have had a severe allergic reaction in the past, the risk of a similar allergic reaction is increased, and precautions should be taken to avoid further stings. There are some simple practical steps that can be taken, such as avoiding drinking out of cans, and not walking barefoot when outdoors. If the previous reaction involved breathing difficulty or feeling faint or dizzy, you should talk to your family doctor to discuss carrying emergency treatment and ensure referral to an Allergy Clinic.”
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