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Old 09-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Just a reminder to quick scan for those little bastards before you open the glue. Yesterday while standing a few feet away from infested planter, getting ready to complete a conduit run outside my house, I was stung five times on my hands and legs. Right when the first one landed on the back of my leg I thought - horse fly. Then the burning sensation started as I realized several more ground wasps were stinging me.

That all happened within the first five seconds of opening the glue. It surprised me because I did not disturb the nest in any way beforehand. Breeze was just blowing the right way I guess. Lessons learned. Be more aware of surroundings and don't work on Sunday.

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I was in the bucket truck wiring an auger when a large swarm of wasps started flying all around me. I just took the bucket straight up, was very close to getting stung, I did rip some of the conduit apart when I very went up.
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Wasp don't like glue?
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Wasp don't like glue?

Probably irritated the hive. what's this jackdoing !!!


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Wasp don't like glue?

Not usually. Its not a racial thing however, its more of a class distinction .

They prefer martini's
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Could have dumped some glue on the nest, that'll fix `em!
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Could have dumped some glue on the nest, that'll fix `em!
In my younger invinceable days I stood at a hole where yellow jackets we're flying out and sprayed them with bright pink upside down marking paint, they were so pretty
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the marking paint will work (if it's on fire)
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Eh there were just really pissed off pink yellow jackets buzzing around
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Wasp don't like glue?

More like they absolutely hate the fumes. Causes an immediate attack.
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Could have dumped some glue on the nest, that'll fix `em!
I was so pissed this actually crossed my mind. Something about five continuously burning sting sores and the fact that there were children playing in the next yard over caused me to can the idea.
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