Wasps are in all boroughs in NYC. Some types are aggressive and can sting you more than once. They will occupy any space where they feel protected and where they can find food and resources to build nests. Wasp build nests in or around:
It is the responsibility of residential and commercial property owners to eliminate nuisance wasps on their property. File a complaint about nuisance bees or wasps online.
Here are some tips to stop wasps from stinging you:
If you are stung by a wasp, move away from the location as quickly as possible. When some wasps sting, they release a pheromone that alerts other wasps to attack. Wasps can sting multiple times without dying.
Most people will only need simple first aid to treat a sting. If you are stung and worried about an allergic reaction, have someone stay with you.
To treat a sting:
You should seek medical attention if:
Some people are hypersensitive to wasp stings and may have a severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. These people should carry an adrenaline kit or epinephrine auto-injector, such as the EpiPen®, and seek medical attention immediately after a sting.
It is dangerous to try to remove a nest yourself. To remove a nest, contact a licensed pest control operator.
It is the responsibility of residential and commercial property owners to get rid of pest bees or wasps on their property.