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post #379 of 495
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Any of ya'll ever been stung by one of those great big Japanese hornets? (Or that's what we call them).



My wife called and said one stung her on the shoulder and said it was way worse than any sting she ever had before. I asked her if she felt like she might be having an allergic reaction and she said she didn't think so but the pain was very bad all the way up to her neck.



I see those things around the house a lot but have never been stung by one.

 



Giant hornet update (not that anybody cares): a2_wink.gif

I found where the nest is and it couldn't be in a harder place to irradicate. It appears to be in a small attic section of an add-on room with no access without taking off either the roof or the ceiling (which ain't happening).

There are hundreds of them coming and going through a small opening between the roof and the wall. Tried spraying some wasp and hornet killer up through the crack but didn't do much good. Only pissed them off and they were swarming all around me and I had to sound retreat.

BTW that wasp and hornet spray doesn't seem to instantly kill those things like it does normal hornets.

Read some articles on their stings and it seems they are nasty.
post #380 of 495
@MS256 Hornets are nasty critters as are yellow jackets. You want to wait until dusk when they are dormant before unloading the spray.

I had to do that yesterday. It's actually how I twisted my ankle. I was mowing the part of the yard for my son close to the yellow jackets since he got stung a few weeks ago. My friend got nailed a few times last Tuesday on the golf course on our 8th hole (17 on the eagle for @saevel25 and @mcanadiens). There was a huge nest in a tree by the tee box.
post #381 of 495
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post

Any of ya'll ever been stung by one of those great big Japanese hornets? (Or that's what we call them).

My wife called and said one stung her on the shoulder and said it was way worse than any sting she ever had before. I asked her if she felt like she might be having an allergic reaction and she said she didn't think so but the pain was very bad all the way up to her neck.

I see those things around the house a lot but have never been stung by one.


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post #382 of 495
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post

@MS256 Hornets are nasty critters as are yellow jackets. You want to wait until dusk when they are dormant before unloading the spray.



I had to do that yesterday. It's actually how I twisted my ankle. I was mowing the part of the yard for my son close to the yellow jackets since he got stung a few weeks ago. My friend got nailed a few times last Tuesday on the golf course on our 8th hole (17 on the eagle for @saevel25 and @mcanadiens). There was a huge nest in a tree by the tee box.

 



Yeah I usually enjoy a good hornet fight at night. Problem with these things is that they are not dormant at night and are attracted to light.

Without access to the actual nest it's going to be a chore.

Maybe some dynamite would do the trick? a2_wink.gif
post #383 of 495
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by MS256 View Post

Any of ya'll ever been stung by one of those great big Japanese hornets? (Or that's what we call them).



My wife called and said one stung her on the shoulder and said it was way worse than any sting she ever had before. I asked her if she felt like she might be having an allergic reaction and she said she didn't think so but the pain was very bad all the way up to her neck.



I see those things around the house a lot but have never been stung by one.

 



Giant hornet update (not that anybody cares): a2_wink.gif

I found where the nest is and it couldn't be in a harder place to irradicate. It appears to be in a small attic section of an add-on room with no access without taking off either the roof or the ceiling (which ain't happening).

There are hundreds of them coming and going through a small opening between the roof and the wall. Tried spraying some wasp and hornet killer up through the crack but didn't do much good. Only pissed them off and they were swarming all around me and I had to sound retreat.

BTW that wasp and hornet spray doesn't seem to instantly kill those things like it does normal hornets.

Read some articles on their stings and it seems they are nasty.

That's a job you do with your checkbook!
post #384 of 495
I prefer C4 over dynamite and know more about eradicating gophers, but you might want to call an exterminator. These things sound bada**.
post #385 of 495
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

That's a job you do with your checkbook!
+1

Sounds a little too dangerous to do on your own, better call an exterminator.
post #386 of 495
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+1



Sounds a little too dangerous to do on your own, better call an exterminator.

 



I have an idea I'm going to try first.

Was just thinking:

They are attracted to light at night (unlike other hornets). They fly against the window screen when the light is on in that room.

Hmmm. Why not a bug zapping light? Better than the other options right now.

I'm going by the store to get one and give it a shot when I get off work at midnight.
post #387 of 495
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+1



Sounds a little too dangerous to do on your own, better call an exterminator.

 



I have an idea I'm going to try first.

Was just thinking:

They are attracted to light at night (unlike other hornets). They fly against the window screen when the light is on in that room.

Hmmm. Why not a bug zapping light? Better than the other options right now.

I'm going by the store to get one and give it a shot when I get off work at midnight.
Better get a pretty high powered one? I'm not sure what they're rated for, or what size bugs they can zap, but you'd still have to deal with the nest somehow.
post #388 of 495
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post



Better get a pretty high powered one? I'm not sure what they're rated for, or what size bugs they can zap, but you'd still have to deal with the nest somehow.

 



c2_beer.gif

It may blow a transformer if enough of them hit it at once. a2_wink.gif

Should be fun though.
post #389 of 495
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post

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Originally Posted by billchao View Post



Better get a pretty high powered one? I'm not sure what they're rated for, or what size bugs they can zap, but you'd still have to deal with the nest somehow.

 



c2_beer.gif

It may blow a transformer if enough of them hit it at once. a2_wink.gif

Should be fun though.
Works for me, I don't live on your grid b2_tongue.gif
post #390 of 495

My wife looked at a preschool today that we're probably going to enroll our son at. I'm going to be working on my swing a lot next year...

post #391 of 495
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post
 

My wife looked at a preschool today that we're probably going to enroll our son at. I'm going to be working on my swing a lot next year...

 

nice!  I'm going through the motions of enrolling the oldest in KG and the other in pre-KG.. I never really calculated the cost of education starting that young, but here in the middle east I'm thinking it will be expensive.. "Because there is no damn way I'm going to be putting them through public schools here"

 

I think the part that surprised me the most is that when I asked how much the preschool will cost me, they basically said it is the same as KG.. (only diff is a 10% discount for having two kids in the same school)  #hey thanks

post #392 of 495
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

 

nice!  I'm going through the motions of enrolling the oldest in KG and the other in pre-KG.. I never really calculated the cost of education starting that young, but here in the middle east I'm thinking it will be expensive.. "Because there is no damn way I'm going to be putting them through public schools here"

 

I think the part that surprised me the most is that when I asked how much the preschool will cost me, they basically said it is the same as KG.. (only diff is a 10% discount for having two kids in the same school)  #hey thanks

It's not cheap in NJ either! :cry:

 

Sigh. Oh well, it will be good for him.

post #393 of 495
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post
 

It's not cheap in NJ either! :cry:

 

Sigh. Oh well, it will be good for him.

 

ummm.... I thought there was nothing cheap in NJ?  :surrender:

post #394 of 495
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ummm.... I thought there was nothing cheap in NJ?  z6_surrender.gif
Just some of the people b2_tongue.gif
post #395 of 495

You know you're spending entirely too much time on TST when you keep scrolling to the bottom of other websites looking for the "new posts" button.:blink:

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You know you're spending entirely too much time on TST when you keep scrolling to the bottom of other websites looking for the "new posts" button.:blink:

 

There are other websites?  :-\

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