Wasps...Yeah, it's definitely summer. - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 10 Old 07-22-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Wasps...Yeah, it's definitely summer.

Went to put Selena away, noticed the bees but was just trying not to disturb them. Don't have wasp spray at the moment. Well, they came out with a vengeance, pouring out of the gate, and swarmed at us. We didn't get stung too bad (Because we ran like hell away from the gate) but Selena has some on her belly which I hosed and Bubbles (Who was on the other side of the gate) got one up her nose...I don't think she's stung bad though, it's been half an hour and no swelling, just a little bump.

I texted a friend and asked her to bring me some wasp spray tonight, so Selena is staying in the driveway for now with the gate closed. She wouldn't walk back through the gate and I wasn't going to make her with the bees there! I don't blame her one bit for not wanting to go through, and honestly, I didn't really wanna go through either!

Lots of ice packs on me right now too, was wearing shorts, got them all over my legs. Benedryl is a necessity...ugh. This is the one reason I hate summer.

She's lucky anyway, she gets her grain out here...lol

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-22-2013, 09:01 PM
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spray the wasp spray in, then get some spray in foam stuff to close the hole. I have them again, and the mean things chase !
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-22-2013, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah definitely gonna get on that! Jeeze...I don't like stings!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-22-2013, 09:22 PM
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I put my arm in the compost bin a couple days ago and disturbed a nest and was lucky to get away with two stings, was the fastest I've run into the house since I saw the skunk last month!
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-23-2013, 04:48 AM
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Ouch, not a part of summer I enjoy either.

I am very cautious when it comes to bees and wasps now. I'm 34 and never had any reactions to stings other than the usual swollen bump and a bit of pain. The summer just been I got stung on 5 different occasions and each time my reaction got worse with the last bee sting on my hand ending up with my arm swelling up like a balloon to my elbow and I was in tears from the pain. The doctor said its likely that this will continue to happen so any stings around the face or neck could get nasty.

Definitely got to keep an eye out for them, especially the underground nests since you usually don't see them until you are on top of them.
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-23-2013, 05:23 AM
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YES kiwi!
I got stung by a whole nest of the underground ones when I was 3 1/2 years old. It's bad when a 3yr old can outrun her 6'2" father to the house (and not fall on her face LOL) trying to get away from bees. I was just trying to catch some field crickets! Lol
I remember that day like it was yesterday.

But so, I'm now terrified of any type of bee. As soon as I hear the buzzing I duck and run in circles, all my coworkers get a good laugh, but I've been traumatized by that experience. I've been stung once by a yellow jacket since that one time..And while there wasn't a reaction, I have a feeling I'll be allergic if I get stung by any of the ground wasps again.

I definitely hate them, big time.
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-23-2013, 07:05 AM
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Sorrelhorse, if you have any kind of WD40, PBBlaster, liquid wrench or such then you have yourself a wasp killing flame thrower! I use one of those long nose lighters used for grills and fireplaces to provide the flame. I always enjoy watching the bees turn into fireflies in an instance...Hope you get rid of them soon and safely.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-23-2013, 07:25 AM
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fly spray with permethin will kill them, just dont do it int he daytime, as it doesnt work real fast, pray a few squirts in the hole when it is dark. Seems to be a commonplace for them to nest. Extra latch holes in gates. Same thing happend at my place. One of these days I should cover the hole.
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-23-2013, 07:34 AM
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Sorrel this made me cringe! Glad y'all got away with as few stings as possible. Our barn gets invaded every summer and it terrifies me. Wasps and spiders...*shudder*
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-23-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, my friend was at walmart with her little brother and they bought me some and brought it up. We then proceeded to release her brother on the nasty things. c: They're all gone now, and I'm very happy!
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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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