Wasp stings and the color black

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Canadian GreenScape, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
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    In the last few years of mowing Ive gottan stung a few times and every single time they stung me on my ankle through my black ankle socks (wearing shorts of course) Anyone else find this? Since I got rid of the black socks I havent been bothered. Do they hate black or does is it more visible or what?
     
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    They were acting as nerd police. Black socks with shorts??? They did you a favor!
     
  3. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!! too fuuny `Nest! (made my day)
     
  4. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
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    Yeah they work good when you pull them up to your knees... keeps the grass off your legs....

    Actually they were ankle socks.. came up about an inch and half past the top of my work shoes.. but oh well.. glad to make your guys' day.
     
  5. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    :laugh:
     
  6. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    As far as I know, different insects are attracted to different colors.

    Actually, I wear white tube socks, and pull them up when trimming. I am too old to worry about looks.

    But, ElephantNest was funny!
     
  7. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wear black socks with shorts. Only truck drivers wear white socks. I got some green ones, too.

    Hey, I know I'm a nerd. :eek:

    Who cares?

    Crawdad
     
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    i heard they were attracted to yellow. But the person who told me was crasy.
     
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    You boys need to post some pics of you in shorts and black socks. I need a new screensaver! Hehe
     

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