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Re: Summer Stings

Ouch.  I've been ambushed a couple of times myself.  Hurts like crazy.  For some reason we've had an influx of yellowjacket hornets the last couple of years.  Last year was crazy.  I put out traps and had to change  them out every 3 days.  I caught hundreds.  I used all kinds of sprays and it didn't deter them.  This year I haven't seen very many, but it just started to get hot and that's when they show up.  One year they were getting in my house and I couldn't figure out why.  I did a lot of searching for holes.  I'd suck them up with the vacuum in the kitchen window.  Then one day I turned on the kitchen vent fan in the ceiling and it wasn't working.  So I stood under it and looked up and suddenly the blades popped open and there was a big ole' hornets nest in my kitchen vent.  I did get stung my one while I was working in the kitchen.  It snuck up on me.  Had to get up on the roof and wrap the vent with window screen so they couldn't come back.

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Re: Summer Stings

OMGSmiley Surprised I cannot imagine your discomfort right now. A good old fashioned ice pack should offer some relief also. I hope you are on the mend real soon Smiley Happy

 

 

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Re: Summer Stings

My granddaughter was in Phoenix 3 hours away & got stung by a scorpion.  Had to stop at emergency half way home because her arm went numb & vision got blurry.  Witnin 2 minutes she got 2 shots and an rx for an epi-pen which she now has to carry.  The scorpion fell off her overnight bag when she got home.

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Re: Summer Stings

I bought Chiggerex off the shelf at Wal-Mart in the first aid aisle.  The itching from chigger bites is more intense than any mosquito bite.  I read online that chigger bites are not dangerous, but you will spend three nights in h*ll.  That seems to hold true.  Chiggers like to hang out in tall grass, especially near water.

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Re: Summer Stings

That is just awful..Bee stings are the worst and where you got it, had to hurt like crazy. We were at a wedding on Saturday and I got stung by a bee on my neck.It was an outside wedding and I was so hot. I thought that it was sweat dripping but it was actually a yellow jacket. My husband got the stinger out and it didn't swell so I figured I was ok.. Then on Monday I woke up to a welt where the sting was. It also gad started to itch.. I took Bendrayl. This morning its just about gone.. I hope that yours is better too.

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Growing up, we got eaten alive by chiggers when we went to my grandmas house in the summer; she lived by a creek and we always played outside. She painted our legs with Chigger-rid...it looked like clear nail polish and boy did it sting! She put a small oscillating fan aimed at our legs so it didn’t sting so much. Memories.

i read that chiggers burrow into your skin and die...isn’t that a nice thought?

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Re: Summer Stings

Benedryl extra strength anti itch cream is the best...I just stocked up on another large tube...the
“no see-ums” are already starting to be a problem.