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Hello I sometime become very frustrated with my step dad because he is always on the computer doing what I don't know but things are neglected. Feeling bad for being persistent on my step-dad getting exterminator to get rid of bees? I was stung twice in the same area and swollen up severely and in pain. I was adamant and I guess giving my Mom pressure if they didn't get an exterminator to get rid of the wasps nest. Then my Mom was upset because I was going on about it! I feel really guilty when I am not patient with them both. I tend to go on about certain things and raise my voice, but I was worried I would get stung again it happen twice in 2 weeks and it is very painful. I even said if they don't do it I can't come to work but they didn't care he said it was to expensive but has the money!

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SendMe, I think a lot of the issue of sting effects depends not only on the insect but whether the person is sensitized, as you noted The number of stings then can really become problematic.

I've been stung by yellow jackets on 4 different occasions, the last if I remember correctly, was when they stung in formation. Seriously, there was a V of welts on my arm, 26 stings in all. I wasn't aware that they practiced stinging in military precision.

Yellow jackets are nasty little buggers.
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Normally I am soft-spoken and my parents very rarely fight, but there have been a few times that I have raised my voice because enough was enough regarding certain situations.

One example, I cannot be my parents full-time chauffeur, yet my parents [mid-90's] want to go here, there, everywhere. So what does my Dad say, "I think I will start driving again".... he hasn't driven in 6 years.... so I exploded when he said he will drive. I had visions of him and Mom being in a serious wreck injuring/killing others, and his whole estate gone due to a lawsuit with no where for them to live. And me dragged into the middle of it because I couldn't drive Dad to the barber shop :P
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How were you stung? Minding your own business, or attempting to eradicate the threat? Three times stung sounds serious. Need the answer for future reference because we had wasps prior. They were fumigated dead by someone else but if there were a better, but still safer way, not using pesticides would be good imop.
You must be mad as a hornet's nest, to use a common saying. Can you write down in words what you yelled, or would it even be legal to post? Anyone would be overwhelmed! How are you now?
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Yes, I have raised my voice, it is part of the human condition. Thanks for coming back to update us. Sorry you were stung, hope you have recovered.
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With allergies, did you know that instead of inferring immunity, (desensitizing); a wasp or bee sting may have sensitized you to any future stings becoming worse fod you, or fatal. Ask your doctor, and if you need it, there is an 'epi-pen' to protect you from dying of anaphylactic shock. Could be a part of everyone's emergency kit.
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Thank you all so very much for your kind words and support This support sight has given me relief and hope! Thank you all so much appreciated. The yellow jacket wasp or what ever they were, are taken cared of but I was stung 3 times and swelled up like Martin Short in the movie pure-luck! It was very painful and itchy even with antihistamine.
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From a safe distance observe the wasps and you will see where they have their nest. Off to the hardware store or Walmart and purchase a can of wasp killer. You need the kind that sprays from 20 feet. At dusk or dawn advance to 20 feet from the nest and let fly till the area is covered then duck quickly in through Jessie's open door. It will cost less than $10 and I would not expect a visit from an exterminator to be less than $100.
If they are still around repeat the next night. Just don't kill the bees a bee keeper will take those for free that is unless you are way south and they are killer bees then pay the exterminator. Cheaper than the ER
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Agree with you, VSTEFANS, Vote with your feet! I love that phrase.
COULD IT BEE me, you are so exactly right, Caregivers are humans too, even though we don't act like it sometimes.
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Sometimes we rant because people don't seem to hear us when we are being reasonable. I think you have a right to a wasp-free house. "I am NOT coming here again until those wasps are GONE!" is not unreasonable at all.

I have twice had to stay in hotels in my own city until mold mitigation got done by the people in my family who were NOT deathly allergic to the stuff. Ranting for hours would not have been good, but voting with my feet worked. I can handle minor cleanups with an N-95 mask, and I could be a spokeswoman for the Tilex company, but if they do something negligent again and we have a major problem I would do the same thing again.
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Overwhelm: I think sometimes we raise our voice, rant, argue etc not because of the (bees per say) but how we have been treated in the past or lately, or we are tired and want to give up and the like. Some of us will try anything like JesseBelle (good job they don't bother me either) and others need help with all kinds of issues. I hope you have found a way to deal with the bees and your guilt. Take care and realize that caregivers are human too even though we don't act like it sometimes. Take care.
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If you are not being heard, raise your voice, it is okay. But that won't help because no one will hear you then either, and you will just feel guilty.
Find a way to be heard, understood, and acknowledged. Don't allow family to devalue you, you deserve better. You know you are right, a lone reed crying out for justice and to be heard. You, and every human being should be heard. I hear you, and support your efforts!
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This 'wasp behavior' may be valuable for human behaviors. If you don't get back home before dark, the guard wasp will kill you! Even if you do survive the night out, you won't be allowed back in because you smell different!

Stepping out of the wasp's way and letting the wasp go about her business, a good caregiving idea when under attack! Sneak back late at night to administer that powder (or medication), then sneak away again, heh heh heh!

If all else fails, RUN!
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Bengal Wasp Spray. Buy it at just about any store.

But you do mention bees and wasps as if they are interchangeable, and they are not.

There are many remedies for relieving the pain of a sting. Meat Tenderizer, Ammonia, Benedryl spray, an ice cube, paste made from baking soda and water. Those are but a few. Be sure that you are prepared when you are at their house.

Yes, I do rant and rave occasionally. And usually it's over some little something. I can handle the big stuff, it's the little stuff that sets me off, LOL.
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I've tackled many a wasp nest in my day. No problem at all. Just keep the storm door propped open for easy escape.

I've never been stung by a wasp, I've lived around them for years and they don't bother me at all. Of course, I've never let one land on me. That would be asking for it. I step out of her way and let her go about her business. The bad ones to sting are the things we called sweat bees. Yellow jackets are sneaky, too. They land on you softly, then sting if you move wrong.

Honey bees and big wasps are okay, since I'm not allergic. Sweat bees and yellow jackets have no excuse for their rudeness.
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Blimey, Jessie! You're a brave girl :) (or a very very fast runner!)
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Overwhelm, if you know where the nest is it's a piece of cake. First you go to the hardware store and ask for a puffer container of wasp nest killer. It's just a can or a plastic bottle like they used to put scouring powder in in the olden days. Then you wait 'til nightfall, or late dusk will do. You sneak up to the nest, wearing long sleeves and rubber gloves if you are a big fat coward like me, but you don't really need them. You squoosh or shake powder into the entrance, around the entrance, onto any bits of the nest you can get at. Then you tiptoe away going heh heh heh. That will settle the little b*stards.

Some interesting facts about wasps. 1. They are cloned sisters. 2. Entrance to the nest is determined through scent, so, fascinatingly… 3. They MUST get back to the nest by nightfall. If they don't, even if they survive the night outside the nest, they will never be allowed back in because their scent will have worn off and the guard wasps will kill them. I actually ended up feeling a bit bad about that when the emergency exterminator plugged a small hole in a wall where they'd got into my living room, trillions of them, and explained that I'd be able to go back in perfectly safely the next morning for that reason - they'd all be dead. So they were. It looked like a wasps' nuclear winter in my house next day. But generally I have no pity when it comes to wasps, I must admit - all that baloney about how they're more frightened of you than you are of them blah blah blah. Are they 'eck as like - I was weeding a flower bed, minding my own business, and one of them came up and stung me on the FACE! For nothing!!! That meant war…

But meanwhile ring round and get some estimates, because this is really not a big deal for an exterminator and it really shouldn't cost too much.
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Wasp nests are pretty easy if you can reach them. Just get a broom, knock the nest down, and run. I'm surprised you've been stung twice. Usually wasps will leave people alone unless someone is threatening. Wasps are actually beneficial, because many of them eat those plant parasites in the garden. The problem comes when they build their nest around our doors. But it is a problem that a broom takes care of.
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Do a search on wasp extermination; you generally can find some good suggestions on DIY and gardening sites.
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They are wasp and if I call the exterminator I will have to pay and right now I cannot afford it!
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Bees or wasps? They're 2 different species. You should contact a beekeeper who can safely remove the bees - they're becoming endangered and should NOT be killed.

Wasps are a different story. You'll need to do some research to determine which species the insects are, then research wasp elimination to find ideas how you can remove them yourself.

If you're stung again and your skin begins to swell, go to the ER. You may be allergic.

Yellow jackets are another species - I've been stung by bees and yellow jackets - the latter are much, more aggressive and the stings are more painful.

Stop waiting for your parents to do something - do this for them and protect all of you.
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They are not going to believe you, until you quit going over there. Be firm. Do not go. A wasp sting could kill a person that has an allergy. Plus, it is so unpleasant. I guess they will get the message, when they get stung.
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