Friend likes to tell the story of bringing a small telescope and
sighting the stinging insect nest/swarm at the top of a 300' tower
before climbing, rather than after all that work.
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Wayne Kline <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Lyme Disease, is s serious concern for anybody working walking in a wooded
> area or any tower located in a grounf brush area.An ounce of protection is
> worth a pound cure. But as warmer weather is apron us, My major concern is
> from the Stinging flying critters. not fun as you are climbing over a tic
> ring or around a swing gate .MY worse experience was from a sema box used
> as a Prop-Pitch Selsyin wire junction tie box. and just above the rung I
> was stand on.Well thank GOD it was a Bee nest - as the ones that were up my
> Jeans could only Sting me Once as I crushed them between the material and my
> calf ankle area.This was on a old Air Motor free standing tower, Lesson
> learned. always examine any area for Bee/Wasp nesting area and carry a can of
> bug kill as you go aloft. Be Safe. Wayne W3EA > From: email@example.com
>> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:26:08 -0400
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/Tower work safety - Lyme Disease safety
>> > ... and then using a little tool which is a plastic spoon with a
>> > v groove cut in it to get under him and lift him off. ...
>> > The little tool was given out at a tick seminar
>> > once. I don't know where you can get them.
>> Pet supply store. I had them for my dog.
>> I don't know if they work on the much smaller deer ticks; but I don't
>> recall seeing them mentioned in the CDC tick information.
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