Quiz - Know your "Enemy"

What to look out for, what to avoid – try our fun quiz

Q1 WHICH PART OF A NETTLE CAN STING YOU?

The leaf

The stem

Both leaf and stem

Q1 WHICH PART OF A NETTLE CAN STING YOU?

Answer

C Both leaf and stem

Reason

Both the nettle leaves and stem are covered in tiny hairs which are sharp, and act a bit like a needle, injecting toxins into your skin. 'Nettle rash' is your reaction to these toxins. Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream is specially formulated to help relieve the symptoms of nettle rash.

Q2 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MIGHT BITE YOU TO SUCK BLOOD?

A male mosquito

A female mosquito

A vampire

Q2 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MIGHT BITE YOU TO SUCK BLOOD?

Answer

B A female mosquito

Reason

Luckily there is no reliable evidence that vampires exist! But where mosquitos are concerned, the female is definitely deadlier than the male. Only female mosquitos have the mouth parts needed for sucking blood, which they use as a source of protein for their eggs. Mosquito bites are not only a painful nuisance - mosquito-carried disease causes millions of deaths world-wide every year.

Q3 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COLOURS MIGHT A WASP BE?

Yellow

Blue

Bright red

Q3 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COLOURS MIGHT A WASP BE?

Answer

All All three are correct.

Reason

With over 30,000 identified species of wasps worldwide, they come in many different colours, including these three. Not all wasps sting - generally, the brighter coloured species are in the Vespidae, or stinging wasp, family. Whether at home or out and about, have some Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream to hand – ready for any encounters with our brightly coloured "friends".

Q4 GARDENING IS A POPULAR PASTIME - BUT WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CAN DELIVER A PAINFUL BITE OR STING TO AN UNSUSPECTING GARDENER?

Ladybirds

Flower bugs

Venus Fly-trap

Q4 GARDENING IS A POPULAR PASTIME - BUT WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING CAN DELIVER A PAINFUL BITE OR STING TO AN UNSUSPECTING GARDENER?

Answer

A Ladybirds and B Flower bugs

Reason

As the name suggests, the Venus Fly Trap can be deadly to flies, but put your finger in between its jaws and you should come to no harm! However, even in UK and Europe there are examples of spiders, ants, ladybirds and flower bugs which can deliver a painful bite or sting. So wear gloves and keep covered up as you garden, and have some Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream to hand, just in case.

Q5 BEES PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE FOOD CHAIN. APPROXIMATELY, WHAT PROPORTION OF THE FOOD WE EAT WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE, BUT FOR BEES.

One–fifth

One-quarter

One-third

Q5 BEES PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE FOOD CHAIN. APPROXIMATELY, WHAT PROPORTION OF THE FOOD WE EAT WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE, BUT FOR BEES.

Answer

C One-third

Reason

As pollinators bees, play a vital role in providing the world’s population with food crops. So we need to live happily with them side by side, and treat them with respect. Try to stay still and calm when a bee approaches, and hopefully they will just buzz off. Remember sweet foods and drinks and flower-like colours will particularly attract them. If you do get a bee-sting, you can use Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream to soothe the sting area and relieve other symptoms.

You have scored:

5 Busy bee
3-4 Neat nettle
0-2 Wilting weed