Petrifying clips show a swarm of angry wasps “wreaking havoc” in the beer garden.

A swarm of angry wasps have wreaked havoc in Edinburgh city centre, invading a beer garden and scattering players with footage of the insects, leaving many terrified

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Wasps swarm the Morningside Beer Garden

Weather dispersed as a swarm of angry wasps wreaked havoc in a town center, flying down a busy street and invading a beer garden.

Thousands can be seen on a bench in a beer garden and hundreds more buzzing around the area.

Craig Jazayeri was out enjoying the sunshine today as the swarm descended, filling the air around Merlin Bar on Moningside with a menacing whirr. EdinburghLive reports.

He said: “This is happening just outside the Merlin in Morningside, Edinburgh.

“They swarmed up and down the street making havoc.”

The scene wouldn’t look out of place in a Stephen King novel, with the buzz of the stinging insects echoing through the city.

A swarm of angry wasps was caught on camera wreaking havoc among customers in a busy Edinburgh bar

Thousands of wasps have invaded a beer garden in Morningside, Edinburgh

Groundsman Marc Gabriel escaped death in 2018 after driving a lawn mower over a wasp nest in a cemetery.

The father of four was repeatedly stabbed but fled the scene on his ride-on mower before collapsing on a stranger’s doorstep.

By coincidence, the person who found him had an oxygen tank and was able to treat him as paramedics rushed to the scene.

In the same year, Natalie Bungay, a technical officer at the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), told the BBC that they usually only bite when they feel threatened.

She said: “The problem is that a wasp in distress emits a pheromone that sends nearby colony members into a defensive, stinging frenzy.

“That’s right – startle a wasp and it might call for reinforcements.”

Ms Bungay added that unlike bees, wasps don’t die after a sting. They can and will sting you a number of times.

She continued, “While getting stung by a wasp isn’t usually dangerous, 30 or 40 stings could kill you.”

But it is estimated that fewer than 10 people die in the UK each year as a result of bee and wasp stings.

Estimates of how dangerous stings are vary, with the average person able to endure well over 30 or 40 and probably closer to 1,000.

Only two out of every 1,000 people who are bitten experience some type of allergic reaction.

There are many things you can do to prevent an invasion, and getting rid of them is often easier than dealing with a problem.

You should inspect your home regularly for developing nests. Check your attic, shed, garage, or under the eaves. Also check your garden. Nests start out golf ball sized. When the queen starts laying eggs, they will quickly increase in size.

Garbage cans should be kept away from windows and doors. It is best to empty and wash them regularly so wasps are not attracted to them.

Check your house for gaps or holes, especially in the attic. You can put bug screens over grille vents or air bricks to make it harder for them to get in.

Keep sweet-smelling plants that can attract wasps away from your doors and windows.

Why are there so many wasps?

Wasps show up in the spring, but mainly only the queens looking for a suitable nesting site.

But from August they run out of food and then they start looking for alternatives – usually all the cute things we have on our tables and in our kitchens.

A Rentokil blog post gave some sage advice for those trying to survive a swarm of wasps.

It states: “Wasps’ behavior changes in late summer when their preferred diet shifts from sugars to proteins.

“For this reason, they are more likely to be found anywhere food is eaten outdoors and near garbage collection sites.

“If you notice a large number of wasps in your home or garden, there is likely a wasp nest nearby.

“It can be in your house, in your garden, or very close by. A mature summer/fall nest can contain thousands of wasps.

“When attacking, most wasps, wasps, and hornets are aggressive and sting repeatedly.”

Think STATION treat:

WAsh the affected area to reduce the amount of poison

AApply a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling

Raise or increase to reduce swelling

DClean and clean the affected area to prevent infection

Think BRAWN impede:

BIns should be kept away from doors and windows. Empty and wash your trash cans regularly.

RKeep calm and walk away slowly, if you encounter a wasp, don’t hit it.

AApply insect repellent to exposed skin — 50 percent DEET repellents are most effective.

WEar shoes when you are outside.

NNever disturb nests and arrange for a pest control unit to have them removed.

The do’s when a wasp attacks you are:

The don’ts when a wasp attacks you are:

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