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Old 07-20-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Wasp ouch!!!!!!!

While opening the outside bins today I got the surprise of being stung by a wasp! After the dancing and yelling stopped! I sprayed all the latches with
wasp spray. I wondered how many of us has had that surprise?

If you haven't had the pleasure get some spray and use it, your fingers will thank you for it!

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not uncommon. i just sprayed it last friday. it was built under the slide out awning and my neighbor saw it.

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Old 07-21-2015, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thank you for your post I never thought about them building nests in the latches even though I know they build everywhere. In my case not just my fingers will appreciate your tip. I do a trip to the ER when i get stung.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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When we first got our motorhome, we'd often see wasps flying around the bay doors. I studied their behavior for days because I just could not find the nest. I certainly didn't want to aimless spray at my new coach trying to kill one or two. After about a week of guessing where they keep going, removing water heater cover, refrigerator vent, open and closing doors, etc I saw one disappear under the latch. Never got stung but then remembered how many times I stuck my hand up in there to open the door. Had a good chuckle and thought I got off pretty easy....something's coming my way to pay me back I just know it.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:40 PM   #5
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Been there! My wife got stung the same way. Amazing how fast they build a nest.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #6
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Yes, also been there. Didn't get stung, but it was close. I felt the paper of the small nest just started and just missed the wasp that flew out when opening my electrical/water basement door.
I wasn't so lucky while pulling a bucket from under a table in my garden though. That was a big ouch!
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:22 PM   #7
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When I was nine , my sister and I were taking a short cut through some woods to get home.
A yellow jacket wasp buzzed around her so I slapped at it and knocked it to the ground.
I then stomped on it to make sure it was dead. I learned something that day.
Yellow jackets do make their nests in the ground!!
We were both stung really bad all over but had no adverse effects.
The upside is I never been stung since.

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Always keep baking soda in the frig. The minute you are stung make a paste with the baking soda and water and apply to sting....wasp, bee, yellow jacket....and instant relief! I have personally experienced the relief at least twice as well as witnessing it on three small children. Its best not to get stung but in case it happens, be prepared.

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