Controversial Queensland senator Pauline Hanson has taken to social media decrying wasps after an apparent run-in with the insects while gardening.

Ms Hanson posted images to Facebook on Saturday afternoon showing swelling on her face and arms after being stung.

“BLOODY WASPS!

“I didn’t see my weekend gardening turning to this,” she wrote on Facebook.

The 67-year-old politician has one of the most engaged audiences on social media and asked her more than 432,000 Facebook followers for help in alleviating her pain.

Pauline Hanson had herself a gardening mishap on Saturday. Source: Facebook
Pauline Hanson had herself a gardening mishap on Saturday. Source: Facebook

“Any tips on numbing the pain and reducing the swelling are greatly appreciated,” she wrote.

In just a few hours the post attracted more than 7,000 comments with people offering their remedies and tricks to handle wasp stings.

Ms Hanson replied to one recommendation claiming she had “been stung at least 12 times. Face, ear, arms, leg and hand all stung.”

Ms Hanson, whose One Nation party will again field candidates at the upcoming federal election, has had some unfortunate luck with bugs in recent years. In 2019, she was allegedly left “unrecognisable” after being bitten on the face by a tick, meaning she was unable to face the public while her small party was facing accusations it sought $20 million from the US gun lobby to undermine Australian gun laws.

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