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  1. #27
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    I got stung on my forehead while riding my bicycle the day before my wedding. I had to use some of my wife's makeup to cover it up for the photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midhvac View Post
    They were close to 2" long. The bodies were kinda thin. About the size you'd get gluing 2 hornets together in series. 2 of them were sitting side by side on the top of an AC when I arrived. They didn't come after me, and actually watched me for a while before flying away.
    Weird, I am pretty sure what I saw were cicada killers. They nested in the loose dry sandy red clay at a job site I worked at several years ago. They were huge and looked like yellow jackets.

    The worst wasp around here is the red wasp. Very aggressive. They post look outs that will attack if you get too close.

    I was doing a pm on a Ruud unit, the one you pull the large "L" shaped panel off the back to access the compressor and controls. It had been a very warm Spring but a cold snap had bought the highs down to about 65* F. I pulled the panel and the entire available space was a mass of shimmering red and purple. It was the biggest red wasp nest I had ever seen, but it was too cold for them to attack. If it had been warmer I would have been toast.
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    Here in Florida they grow everything big! Bees, wasps, mosquitoes, palmetto bugs. They make one hell of a sound as they commit suicide on your windshield, and don't even think about smiling if you're on a motorcycle. As for being stung. Only once by wasps when I was cutting my grass in my yard and I accidentally hit my fence with my riding lawn mover and disturbed their nest. I think it was payback for the windshield pizza.
    "Everything should be as simple as possible but not simpler."

  4. #30
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    When my brother was a kid, riding the bus to school, he stuck his head out the window, and a dozen or so hornets landed on his face and stung him. He was ALL MESSED UP. Lucky for him, that's the only thing in the world he wasn't allergic to.

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    [QUOTE=wgrr;7497092]Weird, I am pretty sure what I saw were cicada killers. They nested in the loose dry sandy red clay at a job site I worked at several years ago. They were huge and looked like yellow jackets.

    The worst wasp around here is the red wasp. Very aggressive. They post look outs that will attack if you get too close.

    I was doing a pm on a Ruud unit, the one you pull the large "L" shaped panel off the back to access the compressor and controls. It had been a very warm Spring but a cold snap had bought the highs down to about 65* F. I pulled the panel and the entire available space was a mass of shimmering red and purple. It was the biggest red wasp nest I had ever seen, but it was too cold for them to attack. If it had been warmer I would have been toast.[/QUOTE]

    I'll be seeing that in my dreams/nightmares tonight. Thanks. I already can't get it out of my head.

  6. #32
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    I'm sitting here hurting right now debating if I should go to the ER or not. Something hit me in the back right behind my heart about 100 yards from the house(I was in my work truck driving with my window down, do not know how something could get in between my seat and back and me not feel it) and unfortunately I'm one of those people that either swell for a bit and it goes down or I have a reaction to it, I hate frickin wasps.
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    very soon it is you that will be pwned

  7. #33
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    recently a guy in my area was stung by a wasp in the lip and sadly died from the sting! it swole up and cut off circulation and couldnt breath

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