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Thread: My hubby and one of our dogs were attacked by swarm of yellow jacket wasps.

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    Senior Member Gramma B's Avatar
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    Wow, hope hubby is feeling better! Scary and bizzare.

    Reminds me of a story about my brothers. We have always had bee hives at the farm; they bring them in the spring and remove them in the fall. They are always around the house, barn, anywhere they can get water, and find flowers. They never have caused any problems.

    Well, a couple of years ago, the bee hives had been removed about the week before. Evidently some of the bees were not in the hives when they removed the hives, and got violent. They attacked both of my brothers who were out in the shop at the time. Both ran to the house for cover, and of course, got several bee stings. My youngest brother found out that day he is allergic to bees.They swelled up immediately and his throat started closing up on him. He rushed to the hospital where they were waiting with the anti-venom.

    Scarry!

    About 15 yrs ago or so, I was getting ready for work, and kept hearing this buzzing. Thought the water softner needed resetting (we had several powef outage issues), and didn't think anymore about it.

    Each morning I kept hearing this buzzing, and it started getting louder. My husband, whose hearing is not the best, started hearing it too; then, went searching.

    Somehow, yellow jackets had gotten under the siding of the house, and were making nests between the mainfloor ceiling and upstairs floor. We got an exterminator out there pronto to get rid of them. Since then we have built a new house and destroyed the old.

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    Scary

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    Oh No! I am so glad that it didn't turn out worse than it did!! Poor DH and furbaby :(

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    I feel bad for your husband and dog!!! I was out cutting wood after my husband had died. (I was alone.) I went to work on an old log pile, and apparently disturbed a nest of some kind of bee in the pile. I did not know that they built nest in the ground either, at that time. I didn't stop to think about it, but ran into the house immediately and slammed the door. I managed to get away with only 3 stings, but they were following me. Thank God I wasn't allergic, as the house was a ways away from town. I know you will take good care of your husband and dog. I hate bees!!!

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    I can say I'm pertrified of bees. I don't like anything that flies. But bees or the kind in particular. I moved to the country about 16 years ago and since have a great respect for honey bees. Without them pollenatng our crops we would NOT have food. I respect them, but I still have no use for yellow jackets, wasps, mud dwellers and bumble bees. Since living in the country my knowledge of different flying insects has increased. There is a different in all of the above. We need bees. Honey bees. The rest of them I'd like to get rid of.

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    I was told to put pennies on the site of the stings for 15 minutes. The copper stops the pain.

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    So sorry that happened. Hope they will both feel better soon. Has the dr. given your DH anything for pain?

    I've heard that attacks like that with so many stings can cause an allergic reaction to future stings. Don't know if that is true or not, but your dr. would probably know.

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    Keep an eye on both DH and pooch for delayed re-actions Nephew was OK for a day then ended up in the hospital the poison had a delayed re-action- Respritory Failure-is common

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    I'm glad your husband is better today, I read that news first and then came to see what happened to him and the dog. (Poor doggie!)

    Your husband's pyromaniac buddy sounds like my father. One time he got the bright idea to burn the grass in the yard because that's the natural thing to do. Darn near took out our house. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Oh my! Hope your DH and puppy recover quickly!!!
    Be alert to both!

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