What to do when hiking outdoors and encountering hornets?

What to do when hiking outdoors and encountering hornets?

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What to do when you encounter hornets?

If you encounter a wasp nest, you should go around and avoid it, and stay away from it. Hornets are fierce, and the best thing to do is not to mess with them. If you accidentally enter their living area and interfere with their lives, they will gather and mob and harm people.

In case you accidentally "stab a hornet's nest", you can wrap your head in clothing and crouch down. Don't fight back, or the hornets will tangle with you, endlessly, and the more people run the more it chases. The best choice is to stay still.

What should I do if I get stung? The best thing to do is to pick the sting, but don't squeeze the wound.

What to do when hiking outdoors and encountering hornets?

If you are unfortunately stung by a hornet, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you are far from a hospital, you can take first aid measures by picking out the stinger with a needle or tweezers, but never squeeze the wound to avoid the remaining toxins from entering your body. After picking out the stinger you can use ammonia, soda, soap and water or even urine to neutralize the toxicity of the sting.

For severe pain, take analgesics and soak a towel with cold water or apply ice cubes wrapped in a towel to the wound to reduce swelling and pain, and then go to the nearest hospital for treatment as soon as possible.

How to prevent? Don't spray perfume before going into the mountains

The bee sting has also sparked a lot of discussion online, with many netizens saying that people who want to travel into the mountains on foot can carry bee repellent water, wear dark clothes and not expose their bodies to the elements.

The netizen's opinion can also be referred to, many people go out to carry the wind spirit can indeed be emergency. For those who go into the mountains, try to wear thick and complete tight-mouthed clothes, wear a hat, avoid showing your arms and calves, don't wear brightly colored clothes, don't apply cosmetics and spray perfume before you travel.

First aid for hornet stings

Use tweezers to pull out the poisonous needle and try to avoid squeezing the wound. Apply soap and water, soda or even urine to the sting site. If the swelling is severe, apply a cold towel and change it once every 20 minutes.