It is that time of the year again, and I hate it!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rons Rightway Lawncare, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    i hate getting stung
     
  3. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Been lucky so far this year. Last year got popped five times w/yellowjackets. The one on the end of my nose hurt the worst.
     
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    I got stung by a wasp the other day. Big nest in an Azalea. I came back the next time armed....they might have won a battle, but I won the war!
     
  5. The scaganator

    The scaganator LawnSite Member
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    Oh I freakin hate it too.We maintain around 50 accounts on a local mountain called Signal Mtn.All have had yellow jacket nests exept for the ones with irrigation.I havent been stung but the new guy has! To avoid getting stung all I do is to pay close attention to the ground were my last pass was,you should be able to see them swarm if you have ran over one.
     
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Yea, you have to stay alert and scan the area when mowing and/or trimming. I was mowing Thursday and looked over to see a ground nest on the edge of a flower bed. I would probably have weedeated that spot and ruined my day if not seen on the mower. Yellow Jackets are meat eaters. They munch on dead animals. I have ran over their buddies and then see them go eat their near dead buddies. Bunch of cannibals too:dizzy:
     
  7. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got stung by 15 yellow jackets at once when I was about 11 years old
     
  9. MisfitBobletts

    MisfitBobletts LawnSite Member
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    i got stung by a honey bee a few weeks ago...and im not alergic but my forearm swelled up like crazy....my right arm looked like popeye's lol
     

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