Never seen the little ones in the ground here. We had lots of the large
ones in a nest. Also, some black and white (Grey) but bigger.
I think that the use of ammonia is correct, in that I think that the venom
is acidic, therefore andy base would work in some degree. Provided that it
is not a strong alkali that will eat your skin. So in a pinch any washing
stuff with soda or ammonia would work as well as baking soda. Best to have
this confirmed by a professional tho.
Chris opr VE7HCB
At 04:39 PM 2001-10-21 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Spirts of AMMONIA or Aromatic Ammonia works for me,
>better than meat tenderizer. You may have to ask
>a druggist for it. Apply with a Q tip.
>Also, a single long sleeve shirt and single pair of long pants
>is NOT enough to keep them from stinging through your clothes.
>This is the voice of experience talking. I wear a ski parka,
>with hood, goggles, and face mask along with 2 pairs of long
>pants tucked into high top rubber boots when nuking them at night.
>Replacement screening over a hard hat tucked inside your jacket
>I live in the country and always have yellow jackets flying around
>but they always make their nests in the ground. They do NOT like
>lawnmowers. Voice of experience again. 20 stings on my legs.
>I NEVER mow in shorts any more, even it it's 90 degrees.
>Interestingly, I've never had them make a nest on a tower, or even
>bother me on a tower. I'm speaking of the tiny yellow and black
>yellow jackets which are about the size of honey bees.
>Anybody know the name for the LARGE yellow and black
>insects about the size of the tip of one's little finger and
>a sting that you will *never* forget?
>WASPS are always hanging around the tops of towers but "usually"
>will not bother you if you don't bother them. QSL on pucker factor.
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