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Why Do Wasps Chase Humans? | Arizona Wasp Control Experts Since 1947

You are enjoying a full-pack backyard barbeque meal with your friends and family. Suddenly a brightly banded black and yellow pests appear in front of you and chase you wherever you go.

What Should You do? Run for life – Go as far as you can from the wasps. To cut short, keep a safe distance from them.

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Everything you need to know about wasps:

Wasps build nests that range from a golf ball to a beach ball size. The population of wasps can be around ten to ten thousand wasps depending on the type of wasp. Nests that have mature wasps and larvae aggressively defend their nests than others. The nest protection also depends upon the high temperature and food availability.

Why do wasps chase you?

You immediately start waving the arms when you see a bee, wasp, yellow jacket, or hornet flying around you. If you start running, they will increase their movement and find you more as a threat in the eyes of the wasps. It is absolutely a wrong move. The wasps will do anything to remove the danger and start setting up the defense from the vicinity of the nest, including stinging you.

The wasps will be more convinced if you increase your movement and become a vicious cycle if the wasps chase you.

What to do when wasps approach you:

Stay as calm as possible, though it might go against all your instincts. If you are standing near the proximity of their nest, try to walk straight. Wasps won’t chase you after 50 to 100 feet away.

Do not approach a wasp’s nest:

Stay away from a wasp or a bee’s nest. Do not approach nest or disturb intentionally. These creatures try to defend and protect their colonies by stinging. They think of you as a threat and chase you. You need to worry if thousands of bees start chasing you.

Do not make sudden moves:

Try not to run or quickly move if you see wasps around you as they will feel threatened. Don’t try to scream, move towards and away from the bees, or run away. If it feels you’re not threatening, it will probably leave you alone. Remember that move away from the bees slowly.

Do not throw things:

Throwing a piece of garbage or random item counts as a sudden movement. The wasps will suspect you as a threat and chase you.

Do not swat:

It is hard to control the impulse if something creepy crawls your way. But when it comes to bees and wasps, try to control and avoid swat or kill them. If you provoke them, they will lash out at you and start attacking.

When you see a wasp nest:

Do not try to attempt to remove the wasp nest by yourself. If you see a wasp nest, immediately call the pest control professionals. They will assess the situation and provide you with a safe plan to execute. Contact AZ Pest at 886-PEST for wasp control and wasp removal in and around the Tucson, AZ area.

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