yellow jackets (not a friendly organism!)
Michael L Roginsky
d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Fri Nov 1 17:05:40 EST 1996
In <0000EE45.3116 at ccmail.orst.edu> kirklanm at ccmail.orst.edu (Melissa
> Okay. Enough debate on whether YJ are unfairly persecuted or if
> are. I am allergic (a life or death matter) to bee stings. I am
> paranoid around any stinging insect EXCEPT yellow jackets.
> Here in the NW United States they are most aggressive during the
> summer, early fall. During that season I believe they are no
> rational, free-thinking hornets. They are angry, hungry, and hot.
> During this season, they do not behave in a "if you don't bother
> won't bother you" mode. Instead, they will attack for no apparent
> the human) reason. I have been stung this way.
May I congratulate you? I am not alergic partly because I am a jungle
kid. That includes red-bugs, poison ivy and oak. One son is also
immune. The other insn't. But I don't like them attacking me on my own
ground. Most folks "burn them up" with gasoline. That's not OK. Gas
hurts the earth and plants. All it takes is a handfull of 10% Sevin
(carbaryl) at the entry of the nest. The rest is plain satisfaction of
a battle WON! Cheers.....Micro.
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