Yellow Jacket's Nest Unveiled

Re: Yellow Jacket's Nest Unveiled

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:06 pm

I hit a nest of those lil' bastards with my lawn mower once... ill never forget it only 3 of them got to me... but holy crap the race was ON! Glad to hear your getting through it bro :clap:
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Re: Yellow Jacket's Nest Unveiled

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:46 pm

I think if you pee on your hand it will relieve the pain and get the poison of the sting outta there. Let us know how it works for ya!! wait a minute...that may be for jellyfish stings......but try it anyway.... :P

Speaking about bread jobs.....
I got to work in GrandPa Stroehmann's bread factory in Norristown, PA for a summer while in school. The pay was great for that time...$13 / hr. But they gave the summer hires the crappiest jobs in addition to filling in for vacationing full time workers. The worst one, we had to clean out the chain drive tracks in the ovens which even though they were 'off' for 3 days were still at 120*. We wore teflon jumpsuits with hoodies and real advanced dust masks. We were only allowed in there for 10 minutes at a time because they were afraid we would pass out and the only access was a small hole in the side of the oven that we would crawl through... I lost 7 lbs that night, my workboots were soaked like i had been standing in buckets of water all night. One of the other jobs was to rappel down the inside of the flour silo while scraping off the crud. It was fun, but i can't believe we were allowed to do it from a safety standpoint. Some old guy named Frank gave us about 15 minutes of training for that job before sending us to the top of the 80' silo. :shock:
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Re: Yellow Jacket's Nest Unveiled

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:52 pm

dcrane wrote:I hit a nest of those lil' bastards with my lawn mower once... ill never forget it only 3 of them got to me... but holy crap the race was ON! Glad to hear your getting through it bro :clap:


Thanks partner. It's progressively getting better as time moves forward :D good thing too! I play bass in a rock band, and this weekend we have a big event to play for. Had the gig been yesterday I woulda been totally screwed!!
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Re: Yellow Jacket's Nest Unveiled

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:20 pm

Lightning I can completely relate. Loading a brush pile into my pick up and sure enough found a yellow jacket nest. Got stung twice. Little bastards. Taking it easy for a little while. I'm funny. Sometimes I have to be rushed to the hospital other times no reaction at all. Epee pen, Ibuprofen, and Benadryl. Hope your hands are better. Matt
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Re: Yellow Jacket's Nest Unveiled

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:18 pm

At least they weren't white faced hornets - would've got chase relentlessly, and the pain would've been x10 at least!

Just hosed down a nest of those bastards out int he yard here a couple weeks back. Was getting big. Entrance was about 2" from my left shoulder as I rode the mower past ... :shock:
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Re: Yellow Jacket's Nest Unveiled

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:40 pm

Thanks Matt. Hand is all better now. Took 3 days for the swelling to come down completely. Last year a fellow coworker got stung on the back of his neck. Shortly after his kids found him in a heap on the bathroom floor, unconscious!!! They called 911 and had him rushed to the hospital. He spent the night there. It was very scary for a while!!!
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