The warm summer months in Malta are usually a time for enjoyment and relaxation. However, this year, residents of Malta may have to deal with a more significant problem with hornets than usual. According to pest expert, Arnold Sciberras ‘The Exterminator’, Malta will experience a significant problem with hornets this summer.
Arnold Sciberras has confirmed with Malta Daily that Malta will see more hornets when compared to last summer. This is because more hornet queens are breeding, which will lead to larger nests and more hornets around the islands. The increase in hornets could pose a significant risk to people and pets, especially those who are allergic to insect stings.
When asked what to do if stung by a hornet, ‘The Exterminator’ recommends that you immediately cool the area and seek medical help. In some cases, a hornet sting can cause severe allergic reactions that require emergency medical attention.
To avoid getting hornets close to you or your home, there are some things you can do. First, maintain proper hygiene by keeping your surroundings clean and free of food debris. Hornets are attracted to sweet and savoury smells, so it’s essential to properly discard of cat/dog food and close waste bags, especially ones that have any type of protein in them. Additionally, keep your windows closed to prevent hornets from entering your home. If you notice a hornet nest on your property, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Always seek professional help, as hornets can be very aggressive and may attack if they feel threatened.
In conclusion, the increase in hornets this summer is a cause for concern for residents of Malta. It’s essential to take the necessary precautions to prevent hornets from entering your home and to seek professional help if you notice a hornet nest on your property. By staying informed and taking the appropriate measures, we can minimise the risk of hornet stings and enjoy a safe and relaxing summer in Malta.