This morning I was moving equipment around on the property and went to hitch up the small trailer to the Jeep. When I grabbed the coupler end of the tongue, I was immediately greeted by several searing stings from the wasps starting to pour out from underneath. I ran into the barn 30 feet away and grabbed the Wasp & Hornet spray ...
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Fortunately, because it got down into the upper 40s here last night, the wasps were pretty slow and drowse acting. They were still around the coupler when I got back less than 60 seconds later. The spray killed snot out of em instantly. The can design won't allow you to spray in the upside down position so I had to drop to the ground to look up and see the paper nest inside the coupler housing. It still had a half dozen or so survivors hanging on to it. Couple of quick blasts and they too hit the ground.
By the time I got inside the house my hand and fingers were already swollen and throbbing. Best I can tell the left three fingers of my left hand took about 6-7 stings. The Extra Strength Benadryl Gel next to my hands in the first pic was applied and in less than 2-3 minues the searing sting pains subsided. I waited a few minutes and applied a 2nd coat. 5 minutes after that I put a pair of gloves on and went back to take the additional pics and finish moving the equipment.
I had previously showed and discussed that gel with our vet. The dawgs are much more likely to get bee stung around here than I am. After he read the contents, he said he'd recommend using it on the dawgs for similar stings, rashes, etc ONLY if it was in an area that they COULD NOT lick. It sure gives me fast and much appreciated relief so I know they'd like it too.
By the way ... that wasp spray is usually $2.69/can and it's been on a end of summer sale now @ 5/$5. That's the stuff that is widely recommended for gals to carry with them, keep in the car, office and at home where it can be reached quickly to ward off a molester. It is said to be MORE powerful than mace, it shoots a stream up to 20 feet + away and will drop an attacker instantly. Only fatal if followed-up with a .38 or larger to the head.
Awww poor Jim. It looks like you took care of the stinging bastages!!! I know how they hurt, so I'm glad you got quick relief. Glad the dawgs didn't get involved with that mess.
BTW, how many pigeons do you have left? I keep teasing my husband that you are sending me 4 with the cooler weather and he just gives me 'the look'. lol
Ouch!! Glad you opened a can on them
Holy smokes! You poor thing!
Aside about the Benadryl gel - I bought some recently to use on Scamp where he gnaws himself raw. The first time I applied it he did lick it but that produced no ill effect. I used some yesterday and you would have thought I'd poured pure rubbing alcohol on him! (I can smell the alcohol in it) He flitted around like he just wanted to get his skin off of him! So I wiped those areas down with a cool, damp wash cloth and he settled.
Seamus and Flynn
Oh you poor thing If that was me I would have been dead after one sting. Glad you killed them all
Ouch for sure!
Whew! I know that hurts! Glad you got your revenge!
May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am
Terri and Jazzy
I hope you feel better soon and the swelling goes down.
Wow, that looks like it hurt for sure!
The wasps always seem to get more nasty tempered in the fall. For what it worth, WD-40 also kills them just as well as the wasp sprays. I have use that when the stinging bastards build in the crevices of a car. It dies not shoot very far, but is effective, and provides a nice oily coating to car hinges/doors etc!
Karen and the gang
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Ouch! Feel better soon Jim!
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