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Stung 5 Times

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I don't know what they were but I was stung five times yesterday on a property. I was just making my perimeter pass with the mower and wham I was hit. I hurried as fast as I could to get out of there and when I looked back all I saw was a huge swarm coming out of the ground.

    I was hit 2 times in the tempo, and 3 times in the elbow area. The ones in my tempo hurt really bad and swelled up a little bit. The pain didn't go away until almost 12 hours later.

    The ones in the elbow area the pain went away after a couple of hours, but today my arm is swelled up big time. If it gets any bigger I am going to the doctor tomorrow.
  2. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Sorry to hear about your getting stung. There seem to be other members getting stung now as well. Be careful as you can develop an allergic reaction to stings at any time, meaning if you were fine getting stung last summer this year you might have an issue.

  3. CoastalEmpire

    CoastalEmpire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Yellow jackets, they come out of the by the dozens.
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    I've learned to really open my eyes aftre my swarm attack...
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    and they hurt far longer than other stings!

    GEO :cry:
  6. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Yellow jackets are bad this time of year for some reason. When I see any thing fly out of the ground this time of year I take off running as fast as I can for a hundred yards or so and dont look back. I have had 2 encounters with ground bees in the last 2 weeks but have been very lucky to have not got stung.
  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Yep coming out of the ground like that and swarming it was yellowjackets
  8. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    Ok, if you are serious about how you spelled this word, thanks for the best laugh of my day..............

    What is a tempo?

    You were kidding right?

  9. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    Got stung in the arm twice yesterday while trimming bushes. Very swollen and itchy today.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    opps!!! Didn't see that spelling error. What was I thinking :dizzy: Temple I meant

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