What are Britain’s biggest dangers?

Whilst most people in Britain realise that bulls are dangerous and that we have a species of deadly adder, few realise that more people have been killed by deer and by wasp stings than by adder bites and bull attacks. Enjoythecountryside.com has compiled a list of Britain’s Dirty Dozen Dangers based on animals and plants… More What are Britain’s biggest dangers?

General safety advice

  Preparation and things to take when you go out While dressing to leave the house: Cover exposed skin by wearing long sleeved tops and trousers. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin – repellents that contain 50% DEET (diethyltoluamide) are most effective. Avoid using products with strong perfumes, such as soaps, shampoos and deodorants –… More General safety advice

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What do they look like? Wasps  Hornets Bees Why are they dangerous? Around 5 to 12 people each year die from bee, wasp and hornet stings, according to the mortality statistics for England and Wales. For most people, bee, wasp and hornet stings are very painful, but not dangerous. Serious allergic reactions can occasionally occur, causing… More Bees, Wasps and Hornets