Watch out for the black and white ones. They are not exactly wasps, per se,
but hornets. And they will definitely come after your tender butt in a
heartbeat. Never saw such attitude in an insect. They love to nest in cedar
trees and in holes in the ground.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris BONDE" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] RE: Yellow Jackets on Tower
> 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
> 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
> 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
> >also works.
> >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.
> >Tom N4KG
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