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Hazard pay for bee stings?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Steve9, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Steve9

    Steve9 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 228

    I was mowing one of my good regular customers Wed after i did some tree trimming for her when i felt something bite the back of my leg. I didnt think anything of it until i made another pass and BANG it hit me again! I looked down and a swarm of yellow jackets were coming out of one of those plastic termite traps they put in the ground! I let the Skag go and took off to the truck. One was up my pants leg and i swatted him with my gloved hand and jumped into the truck. Got it twice but could have been worse. I waited for them to calm down then hit them with some spray that had a 20' shot. That knocked em out instantly. I billed her $85 for the lawn and tree work and left her a note telling her what happened and be careful. She sent me a check for $100 and a note saying, "sorry about that heres a little extra for hazard pay!" haha Made my day....
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Here in north Georgia last week man gets stung 2 times by yellow jacket cutting his lawn and dies before getting to hospital.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I got stung once and barley made it to the hospital. My throat was swelling up, and itching all over like crazy. Now i have to carry my epipen.

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