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Hi All,

 

Dont know if its just out my way but there seems to be a lot of half dormant large wasps (I presume Queens or African Wasps?) about in cool dark places. Yes I got stung(about 5 times) be one and no I didnt P** on it.

Just thought I would warn those who keep stuff in sheds etc as they seem to like dark places. 

 

 

 

 

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Just this years queens waking up after winter.

Usually very docile and non aggressive.

 

You got stung 5 times ? 

Did you sit on it or something ??

 

A bit of vinegar on the sting (if you have nothing else) does the trick.

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22 minutes ago, Bino-viewer said:

Just this years queens waking up after winter.

Usually very docile and non aggressive.

 

You got stung 5 times ? 

Did you sit on it or something ??

 

A bit of vinegar on the sting (if you have nothing else) does the trick.

Must have been on a box i brought in from garage - seen 10-15 wasps over the last 7 days - guess the warm weather. Put after stink and anti histamine cream on and removed the sting - yes it did leave one behind . Just on the hand.

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Several summers ago, I got stung by a normal wasp. It went up the leg of my shorts and stung me on the thigh. I felt the sting go in, slapped it with my hand and the wasp fell out dead. My thigh swelled up and was really painful for a few days.

 

Nasty things. :o

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9 minutes ago, Tweedledee said:

Several summers ago, I got stung by a normal wasp. It went up the leg of my shorts and stung me on the thigh. I felt the sting go in, slapped it with my hand and the wasp fell out dead. My thigh swelled up and was really painful for a few days.

 

Nasty things. :o

Good jump it was only your thigh. :lol: Agree can be nasty little B#s

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37 minutes ago, Tweedledee said:

Yes, it could have been a lot worse. :lol:

 

Your five stings from a big wasp must be very painful. 

Not too bad (man pain :lol: as my dearest would say) as I put the anti sting stuff on straight away. It was to warn people that this year seems to be bad for "early" Wasps and be careful in teir Obsys's- I had not noted Wasps being about this early. Bee's yes but Wasps no. Just glad I am not adversely affected by stings. Bad enough later in the year when they get drunk on fruit!

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1 hour ago, Bino-viewer said:

Wasps don't leave stings behind.

Unless you swatted it and the whole sting came away.

 

 

Nor do Bee's - its a myth.  However you can ask my wife she removed it ;)

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6 hours ago, stash said:

Nor do Bee's - its a myth.  However you can ask my wife she removed it ;)

Not quite a myth, most bees won't die after stinging you but honey bees will.

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On 3/21/2017 at 00:19, seven_legs said:

Hate wasp. Bumble bee I like. 

Yes clive you was lucky that the one eyed snake did not get stung...ahem lol

 

Doctor...

Yes?

Could you remove the sting but leave the swelling?...

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I just know I should not be tempting fate by saying this .... but I have never been stung by a wasp or bee! :screwloose:

so, how much does it hurt? :D

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Its a bit like a nettle sting, but more localised.

But people react differently.

 

Me personally, i've been stung a few times over the years, mainly by walking barefoot and treading on one on the lawn.

As i said, vinegar works well : the acidity in it neutralises any discomfort from being stung.

 

I've been stung by other things. A jellyfish once in South Africa.

It was on my finger and was pretty painful.

The finger swelled a little and went numb.

I seem to remember being treated on the beach with an iodine based ointment, which cured the finger in about 5 minutes.

 

The problem with any stings, especially if you've never been stung before is if you have an allergic reaction to them.

This can affect 1 in 200 or so people. An if its a severe allergic reaction things can get nasty.......

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2 hours ago, Smithysteve said:

I just know I should not be tempting fate by saying this .... but I have never been stung by a wasp or bee! :screwloose:

so, how much does it hurt? :D

The Sting is not that painful than the scratching you would like to do when it starts to get better drives you made. Still have 2 "lumps" left to go - where's the scalpel

 

Red Ants stings are worse if my experience(UK based insects!) and they have a habit of getter places Bee's/Wasps don't go.  Still don't get mumps - i did - and I walked better than "John Wayne" doing his normal walk :D - luckily my daughter was born later the next year ;) but mumps was painful but still had to go to work as I was self employed - I checked with the place I was working at - they all had mumps as kids!

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I live somewhat dahn sarf  and I have seen wasps as late as November 20th. I was stung by a queen about 20 years ago and went to casualty as a precaution as I'm one of the 1 in 200.               

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