putting a customer in "TEMPORARY CESSATION" STATUS...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I had to do it. I have posted before about this little old lady's yard where I get nailed every time I go there by the resident unhappy yellow jackets.

    I mow her lawn on a "call me" status and she has just called.

    I have been nailed 5 times this year there and I just can't go back until they have died out in the cooler weather. it hurts TOO much. :cry:

    and I told her I'd mow next spring before they get angry again.

    she said she might have to get someone else to mow and I told her: "I understand completely".

    as I hung up the phone, without realizing it, I yelled "YESSSSS" and did a slam dunk move.... oh well!

    GEO :drinkup:
     
  2. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    GEO, I had the same problem with a customer except it was a nest of ground hornets in one of her palm trees. My son and I both got stung, very painful. I told her I would not be back until she took care of this. It cost her $350.00 for someone to come in and take care of it. Now all that is left is a big chunk out of her tree where the nest was. It still gives me the creeps when I mow under that tree, seeing how big that nest was.
     
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    shame on you, how will you be able to sleep tonight, knowing that another man is going to be taking your stings? ;)
     
  4. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,360

    out of my 25 yards 10 have had yellow jacket nest in the ground. luckily i only got hit once but it was enough. had to go get shot for the swelling. this has been the worst year i have ever seen with these bees. i have a way to take care of these yellow jackets in the ground i dont want to make the enviromentalist on here mad so i will let you come to that conclusion:hammerhead:
     
  5. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,103


    Gas in the hole? :laugh:
     
  6. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    followed by fire in the hole.....
     
  7. MountainMow

    MountainMow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    At nearly $3.00 a gallon for gasoline, I 'd have to say that a can of WASP & BEE killer just might be a better bet
     
  8. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    A lot of people on here have said that this year has been bad, as far as bees nests. It doesn't seem too bad here. Knock on wood. Normally there are at least a few nests in the yards.
    Next week, I'll probably get stung 5 times.
     
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Good for you Geo! Stand up to those old ladies! This abuse has gone on long enough!
     
  10. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    Foaming wasp killer, once in the foam, there is no excape, just insect death and chaos. It makes me smile.:rolleyes:
     

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