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Bee-dubya-ell 27 Jul 11 - 11:26 AM
MikeL2 27 Jul 11 - 10:33 AM
maeve 27 Jul 11 - 07:21 AM
Wolfhound person 27 Jul 11 - 06:04 AM
Rumncoke 27 Jul 11 - 05:32 AM
maeve 26 Jul 11 - 10:20 PM
gnu 26 Jul 11 - 08:58 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 26 Jul 11 - 07:58 PM
Steve Shaw 26 Jul 11 - 06:11 PM
gnu 26 Jul 11 - 05:12 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 26 Jul 11 - 04:52 PM
maeve 26 Jul 11 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,Cats 26 Jul 11 - 08:02 AM
kendall 26 Jul 11 - 06:54 AM
Bert 25 Jul 11 - 08:43 PM
kendall 25 Jul 11 - 08:23 PM
David C. Carter 25 Jul 11 - 06:39 AM
Dave the Gnome 25 Jul 11 - 06:13 AM
David C. Carter 25 Jul 11 - 05:41 AM
Smokey. 24 Jul 11 - 11:15 PM
Bobert 24 Jul 11 - 10:15 PM
JohnInKansas 24 Jul 11 - 10:01 PM
Little Hawk 24 Jul 11 - 09:57 PM
Bobert 24 Jul 11 - 09:53 PM
pdq 24 Jul 11 - 09:36 PM
olddude 24 Jul 11 - 09:30 PM
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olddude 24 Jul 11 - 08:56 PM
GUEST,Jon 24 Jul 11 - 08:46 PM
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maeve 24 Jul 11 - 07:31 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 11:26 AM

Gnu... What Maeve said.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: MikeL2
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 10:33 AM

hi

I seem to be attractive to all kinds of insects and get bitten/stung often.

Sometimes I get very large swellings and at times have had to have my clothes cut off to be able to reach the affected area.

I had one last year on the foot ( gardening in sandals -doh) and I had to go to hospital.

The doctors say that insects are attracted to certain types of blood.

I am prescribed a daily dose of 5mg of antihistermine which helps but is not a total defence.

If I get a bad sting I take 180mgs twice daily until the swelling is under control.

Interestingly I have been stung by wasps and they don't bother me any more than a small insect bite.

cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 07:21 AM

Nice, Paws! I'll enjoy trying that out; the tune, that is!


I found this information early this morning and thought some here miht find it interesting. Look at the range of different Bumblebees found in North America.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 06:04 AM

X:1260
T:The Wasp
C: Julia Say, Sept 2010
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f>af>d B>gA>f|g>eB>e d>cB>A|B>eg>b A>af>d|g>ec>e d2:|*
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e>cA>c (3efg (3fga|b>ge>f a>fd>A|B>eg>b A>af>d|g>ec>e d2:|**

It's a hornpipe. I was out picking blackberries and it got up my trouser leg and tried to sting me on the calf. I swotted it, and carried on, assuming things were sorted.
But it wasn't dead and crawled further, letting loose with full effect....er....much further up.
That's why the tune jumps about rather - so did I. What I said would make the paper blush.

Paws
PS It's a music thread now!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Rumncoke
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 05:32 AM

I remember watching the wasps flying from an old garden wall to my vegetable patch and returning with small caterpillars dangling beneath them - reminded me of a drawing in Roald Dahl's BFG of giants slung under helicopters.

They worked very well as pest control, whilst I sat in the sun and watched them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 10:20 PM

I think it is the nocturnal insects on the windshield, gnu, and the carnivorous 'Jackets showing up for the free breakfast the next morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 08:58 PM

Yellowjackets are out after dark? I thought they couldn't navigate after dark... our "hornets" can't do that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 07:58 PM

If we drive one of our cars any distance after dark, the front of it will be covered with yellowjackets the following morning. They're feeding on the residue of last night's squashed bugs. Yummy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 06:11 PM

Good man, Bert.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 05:12 PM

The third sting was on the doc! The doc knew my old man and my old man was known as Billy The Kid in the boxing ring when he was a lad. The doc lost that round.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 04:52 PM

gnu-sounds like your dad got stung twice-

second time by the doc!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 09:20 AM

Acid/alkali- interesting essay here: http://www.insectstings.co.uk/sting-acid-or-alkali.shtml


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: GUEST,Cats
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 08:02 AM

Hi Arthur itis, no definitley not a delayed reaction to the bee. I am allergic to wasps but not bees or i wouldn't be a bee keeper. That sting me on my chest and the swelling was my knee downwards. Also the venom from the wasp is the opposite to a bee, bee is acid and wasp is alkali I think, and the venoms react in different ways.
To take a bee sting out all you need to do is put your nail under the stinger and flick it out. Never try to squeeze it. A bee stinger has two sections which work against each other and are barbed so will work downwards into the skin whereas a wasp does not leave it's sting behind and neither, actually, does the bumble bee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 06:54 AM

It's my lawn. I hold the deed. They have squat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Bert
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 08:43 PM

They are much more likely to leave you alone if you talk nicely to them.

On hot days they get a bit thirsty and will appreciate it if you dip your finger in your beer and offer them a drop. It really impresses the Ladies to see a wasp drinking on your finger.

They start dying off in the fall, which tends to make them a little grumpy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: kendall
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 08:23 PM

Last year I was mowing the lawn and a swarm of yellow jackets came out of their hole right by the well curb. They may have figured that I wouldn't use my main weapon, a can of wasp spray, near the well, but they didn't count on my canister type vacuum cleaner. After they calmed down I sucked the whole lot of them into that machine and then sprayed them. No survivors.

It's been so dry here I put a big pot of water out for the resident wildlife. We have A Raccoon that visits quite often and I feed it, so why not water it too?

We need rain badly. Jacqui had to run the well through the wringer to get enough water to cook with.
One of our apple trees was chasing the dog today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: David C. Carter
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 06:39 AM

DtG. you're right about that.

I didn't stop to ask what it was,if you get my drift!
I did call it something,but it wasn't Bee or Wasp!
I shan't repeat the actual names I called it.

Cheers

David


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 06:13 AM

My wife got the sting out with her tweezers

That's just reminded me. The insect we call a wasp here in the UK doesn't leave the sting in. It is more like a hyperdermic needle with which it injects the poison. Hence it can sting over and over like the one did with me. The bee sting however - be it honey bee or bumble bee - stays with you and leaves the bee. The bee will die without it so it is reluctant to sting. They leave a little poison sack on the outside so you need to be careful how you get them out. So I am told anyway - never seen one at close quarters I'm glad to day!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: David C. Carter
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 05:41 AM

On a picnic out in a forest near us I was stung on the inside of the mouth.It hurt like crazy,and is potentially dangerous.I had taken with me a bottle of Scotland's finest.I doused a kleenex with it and put in my mouth.Within a few minutes the pain was easing up.My wife got the sting out with her tweezers and gave me another kleenex,"suitably" prepared.The pain went and I was"happy"!

To olddude:Beware the Jello Jacket.Thems is the worst!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Smokey.
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 11:15 PM

them bunny rabbits can give ya really nasty fleas, and "rabbit fever"

John, I was talking about nice English rabbits with pocket watches and good manners.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:15 PM

LOL, LH.... Hadn't thought of that???

Hmmmmmm????

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:01 PM

After all, you don't get rabbits going around stinging people.

Depending on what the weather's been like, though, them bunny rabbits can give ya really nasty fleas, and "rabbit fever" (tularemia) can be pretty unpleasant. (Sneaky little b**rds, almost worse'n rats if you don't handle 'em right.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:57 PM

The hornet was just the gunsel, Bobert. What you gotta do is find out who hired him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:53 PM

Okay, ol' hillbilly ain't never been one for all that prideful stuff... Reckon it was about '83 and me and the Mrs. was having a, ahhhhhhh, one of them "sessions" when Mr. Japanese Hornet got jealous and nailed me in the back of my right arm...

Talk about "spontaneous interruptis"... Bleed like a pig, too... No, not her... Me!!! Sumabich... I beat that hornet to death with a bathroom towel, all while bleeding and being very pissed off...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: pdq
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:36 PM

The name " horntail" and "wood wasp" refer to a primative type of wasp which does not appear to have a wasp waist. They eat wood and are quite harmless to people, unless they damage your home. Like male velvet ants, all wood wasps can't sting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: olddude
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:30 PM

Maeve got it that is the one ... ouch


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:18 PM

"Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are beneficial because they feed on insects considered pests by humans. They commonly build nests around homes, such as underneath eaves. Wasps attack when the nest is disturbed and each can sting repeatedly; stings typically cause localized pain and swelling, but in sensitive individuals or when many stings occur, more intensive reactions occur, including death.

Paper-like nests, shaped like tiny umbrellas, are suspended by a short stem attached to eaves, window frames, porch ceilings, attic rafters, etc. Each nest consists of a horizontal layer or "tier" of circular comb of hexagonal (six-sided) cells not enclosed by a paper-like envelope. The ends of the cells are open with the heads of the larvae exposed to view." http://umaine.edu/homeowner-ipm/photo-gallery/bees-hornets-wasps/

http://ebookbrowse.com/european-paper-wasp-pdf-d91655165 This link describes the European Paper (wood) wasp.

Are you talking about this critter, olddude?


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:03 PM

Clearly different things, olddude.

these are the ones I mean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:02 PM

Ol' hillbilly blows up like a blow-toad when stung by wasps... Wasps, however, ain't bad critters most of the time... They are good pollinators and eat bad bugs and are generally friendly but...

...come late summer they become very aggressive if you get around their hives...

BTW, the worst sting isd the Japanese Hornet... This sumabich is just mean and will sting you just for grins and when that happens, if he a good shot at you his stringer is so big that you'll bleed from it... I hate all Japanese Hornets... I had a tree back in the holler that had 'um in it and then a bear found 'um and ate every last one of them...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: olddude
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 08:56 PM

Not here Jon
   They have an incredibly painful sting. bigger than our yellow jacket and more aggressive. It could be a different species then what you have ... don't know ... we call them here wood wasps but they could be something different. I do know there is a species that has a long snout that is harmless. Not these, they are about one and a half the size of our yellow jackets and aggressive same colors only darker some are quite yellow. What the real name is I don't know. Seen them in hollow trees under roofs .. nasty


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 08:46 PM

3) Wood Wasp make their nest in trees .. aggressive little bastards

What I know as a wood wasp looks a bit frightening with its long ovipositor but it's quite harmless and can't sting.

I dislike the (I believe common and German) wasps we get and I react slightly (have to take antihistamine) to their stings but I try to live and let live.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 08:10 PM

I'm not up for allowing certain beasts, including wasps but excluding birds and bats, to nest in or very close to my house. It's my house and I get to decide who does or doesn't live in it. Otherwise, it's my duty as a fellow member of this planet's fauna to live with 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: olddude
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 08:04 PM

Steve you are right in that regard, generally just leave them alone. In the states the ground wasps or wood wasps can be a real threat to children. As long as they remain in the woods that is perfect. If they build a nest in your house it can be life threatening especially to small kids or adults that are sensitive.
In Florida the Mahogany wasp kills a number of people each year, mainly due to allergic reactions. They like, the wood wasp tend to nest in the attics of houses or under the porch. Aggressive critters with a painful bite.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 07:31 PM

It seems there are many differences in species and behavior of wasps in North America as compared to species and behavior in Britain. Even the common name "Yellow Jacket" refers to different insects on one or the other side of the Atlantic. No need for us to be venomous, is there?

Gurney, I've heard of the same use for wasp larvae. The last time we were ready to (reluctantly) kill a nest of our Yellow Jackets, we were relieved and delighted to find a gaping hole in the ground in the morning. An obliging skunk had a splendid supper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: pdq
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 07:30 PM

The insect known as velvet ant is indeed a solitary wasp and not an ant.

The female may be reasonably large at 1/2 - 3/4 inch and have bright red, yellow or orange colored hair patches. They usually have no wings and hunt in the day or at dusk.

The male, however, is often small, plain brown and equiped with wings. They are strong flyers and come to lights at night.

The result is that nearly half the named species are represented by only one sex. If you ever find a mating pair, catch them and take them to the local college so they can be given to an expert in the field.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 07:26 PM

I hope you enjoyed eating the chub.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Gurney
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 07:16 PM

When I was a youngster in England we used to use wasp grubs for bait for Chub and other fish.
We used a spoon with a 4' handle (if you would sup with the Devil...) to leave a small pile of 'Wasp Destroyer' in the entrance of the nest. The incoming workers trample it into the nest. Next day, only the nurse wasps on the cake are alive, and they aren't very aggressive.

These were Common Wasps.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 07:09 PM

Well yes, you do have to show them that you won't tolerate them in your personal space. That's good biology. We have a serious weever fish problem on the beaches round here. Serious until you adapt by wearing sensible footwear on the beach. That way, both you and the weever fish can get on with your separate lives in peace. There's usually a way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: olddude
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:54 PM

Now that's a thought, we can carry guns and use them against the wasps .. yea that's the ticket .. good idea cause us yanks can still do that.

ya got any yellow jackets over there? ever see a little kid step on a ground wasp nest ...I got lots of kids in my neighborhood, they even play in my back yard. Leave everything alone unless of course it poses a risk .. then ya deal with it .. I don't go looking for them, but build a nest at my house and their dead ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:46 PM

Of course one sting is bad enough. A wasp which is in the act of defending its territory/nest/life is hardly going to give you a warning shot first. Just respect them (they deserve it) and leave them alone. Considering how many wasps we have around in summer every year, it's amazing how infrequently they sting. I tolerate wasps and just brush them away if they annoy me. I had to extirpate a wasps' nest from my porch a couple of years ago. It took several concerted attempts, all carried out by me up a ladder, wearing shorts, t-shirt and sandals. Not one sting. In fact, in my 60 years on this planet I've been stung just once by a wasp and that was when I was nine years old, and I *live* outdoors in summer. If we went around slaughtering wasps merely because they carry a sting, then I suppose we ought to be going around slaughtering all those brainless yanks who insist on carrying guns. After all, they're far more deadly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:37 PM

" I had a subterranean nest of them in the front yard and had to get rid of them to mow the lawn. "

Yep... me too... I was mowing and they came swarming out to 'defend' their hole. A couple got me. If they'd just waited, I'd have mowed and let 'em alone.....but NOW I was as mad as they were. Got my can of "nasty bug killer", turned it to 'stream', sneaked up and filled the entrance for 6-7 seconds, then ran... I had to do it a 2nd time a couple weeks later. Now I mow in peace.

The worst sting I ever got was from a dead one! Had an old, misbehaving air conditioner in the attic which was leaking some water, and I had the cover off, and was feeling around to see if I could determine where it needed sealing... when WHAM! I had hit a dead yellow-jacket right on the business end! Hand throbbed for hours....


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:35 PM

I saw a lot of wasps in Trinidad that were a sort of red coppery wine color. Vicious looking things, and they were everywhere. The locals called them "Jack Spaniards" and said they gave a very bad sting. I stayed clear of them. One thing I noticed was that they often got into fights over territory and you'd find one or two of them dead or dying on the ground after those fights.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: olddude
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:26 PM

It really looks just like a beautiful colored ant, it is really a wasp and boy the pain is unbearable. I tell you the Mahogany Wasp down south is a force of nature also .. they hurt a lot and they come in swarms cause by instinct you swat them and yup release the chemicals to get the others going ... but one sting is bad enough


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:11 PM

I used to be fascinated by ants when I was a kid, Dan, and I found myself in a veritable ant paradise once when my parents rented a cabin in Wisconsin in a place with very sandy soil. It was incredible what a variety of ants could be found around that place. One day I saw a most peculiar looking ant crawling around. It looked like this:

Red Velvet Ant

Yup, that's a velvet ant! Its fire engine red color and solitary nature suggested to me that it might be dangerous, so I merely poked it with a twig but did not attempt to handle it. Turns out my instincts were correct! ;-) If I'd known for sure what it was, I probably would have arranged to corral it, drop it on top of a busy anthive, and stir up some trouble. I was known to do stuff like that at that age...


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:00 PM

I've only read about the velvet ant (wasp), Dan, I've never encountered them. Your description matches what I've heard from others, though.

Velvet Ant

http://pestworld.org/velvet-ant

http://bugguide.net/node/view/159/


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: olddude
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 05:54 PM

has anyone else as stupid as me that got nailed by the velvet ant ... I tell you take all the yellow jackets on the planet and have them sting ya and it ain't nothing like the pain that little fuzzy bastard can bring ya.   

Out west they call them cow killers ... man unbelieveable hurt


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 05:23 PM

European Paper Wasp
is now found in North America as well.

Social Wasps in Britain

Waspinator, similar to the Get Lost Wasp Deterrent in my earlier link, except that this one is weather resistant.

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Insect-Stings-and-Bites.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 05:12 PM

They're tough little bastards. I had a subterranean nest of them in the front yard and had to get rid of them to mow the lawn. What I did was flood them out with the garden hose (at night). I put the hose right at the entrance of their hole and completely flooded them out three times over a period of about ten days, each time to the point that there was a little pool of standing water at the entrance of the hole in the morning.

They somehow survived the first 2 drownings and got going again after only about 2 days of drying out! Unbelievable. After the 3rd drowning they either all died or they gave up and vacated the hole and went elsewhere. I don't know. But they were definitely gone after the 3rd inundation, and that was the main thing.

They do not get angry over a flood. They assume it's a natural event and just quietly hunker down to wait it out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: maeve
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 05:06 PM

Here are links with information on the bees, wasps, and hornets of Maine
in North America:
http://umaine.edu/homeowner-ipm/photo-gallery/bees-hornets-wasps/
http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/pesticides/gotpests/bugs/bees-wasps.htm
http://www.pestexterminator.com/organic-wasp-control/


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Subject: RE: BS: Wasps
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 04:41 PM

maeve, that was very interesting to see the yellow jackets of Florida.They look rather similar to our wasps, but more slender and elegant. Also, I think ours have more yellow in their stripes. It sounds as if the yellow jackets more aggressive. And I appreciate that for someone with a severe allergy, anaphylactic shock from a sting is a real risk. Only, I've watched our wasps scritching and scratching a wooden garden seat to get wood pulp for their nest, so patient and clever. I just don't like killing things, unless they are doing me harm.


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