DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon May 26, 2014 9:57 pm

When I was a young boy we had a big hornets nest built into the hitch of a piece of farm equipment. We needed to use the equipment, so they had to go. Real early in the morning I went out with my dad, he brought along just a heavy duty plastic bag. He slipped the bag over the nest, detached it, and knotted the bag. We ran back to the house with the bag buzzing wild...and dad put them in the basement chest freezer. I don't know how long they lasted, but it was lights out when we checked the following day. :)
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 26, 2014 10:31 pm

That is ballsy! :lol: 8-)
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 26, 2014 10:34 pm

KLook wrote:Yup, been into a nest of those bastahds.....Make yellow jackets seem like fun. Unless they were in a place we needed to be, we just left the pricks alone.

kevin


They are aggressive and territorial though. I merely walked by the nest that was about 10 feet away. One hit me on the knee and the other on my forearm, might even had been the same one.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue May 27, 2014 1:26 am

The warmer the weather gets, the more active they become. Their aggressive nature also becomes more apparent. I think Yellow Jackets are the most aggressive of all.
Back home they are an extremely dangerous problem when there is any job that entails clearing woods or moving dirt. Any bulldozer operator down South has plenty of good Yellow Jacket horror stories to share. My great uncle was pulling a stump when he yanked out a large nest of them. He jumped off the tractor and left it running. He almost died from that experience and there was a long convalescence afterward.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue May 27, 2014 6:59 am

Growing up on a farm,working on a farm for much of my life, i have had plenty of run ins with yellow jackets,many times while plowing, been stung many times by those despicable little pests . I was only stung once by a hornet, i was only 7 yrs old..... i have never forgotten that sting.WOW !!
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue May 27, 2014 7:02 am

I have a funny feeling that they may be in the wall near my computer. Told my wife we need to hire someone to come spray for them. This is not something I personally want to deal with unless it's with fire. I'm not messing with them and I'm not putting my wife, kids or myself in danger of being attacked.

I'm not usually one to be afraid of bees; spiders yes, I'm seriously afraid of spiders. But that wasp had me completely freaked out as I've never seen one that big. And if my daughter had seen it she would've probably gotten stung because she freaks out over little black ants.

I got stung by a white faced hornet when I was a small child and I can remember that feeling; I don't want to experience what the sting from that one in the picture feels like.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 27, 2014 8:42 am

I usually mow over an underground bees nest (yellow jackets usually) and have to hop off the mower and run! :lol: Sucks with no safety devices - gotta watch the toes ... :D

Every so often I'll bump a paper nest with my shoulder while mowing .... great exercise!
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue May 27, 2014 9:40 am

SMITTY wrote:I usually mow over an underground bees nest (yellow jackets usually) and have to hop off the mower and run! :lol: Sucks with no safety devices - gotta watch the toes ... :D

Every so often I'll bump a paper nest with my shoulder while mowing .... great exercise!




toothy Just picturing this.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue May 27, 2014 10:14 am

My wife called an exterminator today to get a price to have someone come out. Whatever happened to the days where they would give you a quote over the phone? They told her they have to come out to issue a quote. She called a few companies and they all said the same thing. What if we don't like the price they give us? Then what? If it were me is just kick them off the property but my wife is timid she's not going to kick them out.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: tsb On: Tue May 27, 2014 10:26 am

They're harmless. Leave them alone.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue May 27, 2014 10:54 am

tsb wrote:They're harmless. Leave them alone.

Some things just need to get a bath in napalm. Like spiders and these unholy horrors of nature.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: tsb On: Tue May 27, 2014 11:36 am

One of these would really put you to the moon.
They show up all the time along the creek.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue May 27, 2014 11:52 am

IOF,hopefully you can get rid of those european hornets without too much trouble,i've not been stung by any yet but do know people who have been, hornet stings are not easily forgotten,good luck.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue May 27, 2014 11:56 am

tsb wrote:One of these would really put you to the moon.
They show up all the time along the creek.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly



Much better when they turn into this http://www.troutnut.com/im_regspec/pict ... _small.jpg

hellgrammite, Great for fishing
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue May 27, 2014 12:25 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I have a funny feeling that they may be in the wall near my computer.


What makes you think they are in the wall?
Rob R.
 
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