I sat on a wasp!

@sprite1950 (15002)
Corsham, England
August 13, 2019 1:47am CST
The warmer weather in the UK this year has brought with it many wasps. Now I know some people think they serve no purpose but they actually help to protect the environment by controlling certain pests and they also pollinate plants like bees. Despite the fact I know they do serve a purpose I was not happy when I sat down in my garden chair and felt a sharp sting on my left cheek! Luckily I'm not allergic so it has gone down well today but it was quite sore yesterday and I had to adjust my sitting position so that I wouldn't be in pain! Have you ever been stung?
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@AKRao24 (23863)
• India
13 Aug
I am working on a farm and we have lot of wasps and honey bees on the farm. Few months back after my work I wore my jacket and when I put my hand inside the pocket I was stung by a wasp that was already inside it! There was a lot of swelling and it was painful too! I always get a swelling that lasts for some days and at the end i develop lot of itching at te point where I am stung! Thanks God you are comfortable and nothing happened to you!
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
Yes I know that some people have a terrible reaction. I think I would be too afraid to work on a farm with many wasps and bees. My granddaughter went on a camp with the Guides (not sure whether you have girl guides in India) and she was stung on the back of her leg twice but by the time she got home 2 days later there was not even a red mark so she healed quickly.
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@Starkinds (8134)
• India
13 Aug
True my dear friend.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
@Starkinds Have you ever been stung?
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@Torunn (5176)
• Norway
13 Aug
I don't mind wasps, I've never been stung by one though. I've been burned by a bumblebee, it came into my car somehow and ended up under my thigh. I've been bitten by a lot of botflies. They don't pollinate or eat other insects, so they just serve as bird food. I wish the birds were hungrier!
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@Torunn (5176)
• Norway
13 Aug
@sprite1950 The nasty buggers are everywhere, but they don't look the same. Horseflies are in the same family I think, but bigger. But they're not often found in cities or towns, as they normally feed of animals.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
@Torunn We do get a few horseflies but mainly out in the country pitched on cow pats if I remember from the time I lived in the country side. Thankfully I have never been stung by one.
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@LadyDuck (235632)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
I have never been stung, I am very careful because I know that I am allergic.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
Yes you should be careful if you are allergic as the swelling can be bad
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@LadyDuck (235632)
• Switzerland
14 Aug
@sprite1950 I carefully look around before sitting somewhere in the garden.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug
@LadyDuck I should have done!
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@velvet53 (20839)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Aug
Ouch! I'm glad you aren't allergic to them. Both of my D-J-L's are too so they are deathly afraid of one being around them. I'm fortunate like you cause I am not allergic to them but I sure don't want to be stung.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
15 Aug
My friend was telling me today that she has to inject her mother immediately with an epipen because she is so allergic. If she isn't injected immediately she could die.
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@velvet53 (20839)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Aug
@sprite1950 That is scary. Is your friend close by her mother's place?
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
15 Aug
@velvet53 No but she is married and has other people who can help. She can also inject herself as long as she can do it before the symptoms start to appear. It's only in the summer months as we don't get wasps in the winter here. It's too cold for them.
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@MNRFOLEY (404)
• Australia
13 Aug
@Snowdrop66 good thing you're not allergic to it, but must have been really uncomfortable. I encountered one of them last summer while taking the clothes off the clothes lines it was resting on one of the shirts. it flew near my face. I had a fright.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I am quite frightened of them especially when they buzz round my face although they don't normally sting unless you squash them.
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@MNRFOLEY (404)
• Australia
13 Aug
@sprite1950 yes they usually just mind their own business and fly somewhere else, but they are scary looking.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
@MNRFOLEY I read somewhere you should just make a sugary liquid and put it well away from where you are sitting and then just leave them to get on with it.
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@Janet357 (22554)
13 Aug
my husband was.stung by a wasp.and was rushed to the hospital because if allergy.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
That must have been terrifying. Where was he stung?
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@Janet357 (22554)
13 Aug
@sprite1950 shoulder. he had been ill for one week because of so many injections given to him
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
@Janet357 Poor man, it must have been horrible.
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@moonandstars (20872)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Aug
I did. I tried to remove it from my curtain and, she sensed it and attacked me. One of my fingers hurt, not a nice feeling or memory I hope you'll get well.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
It's not too bad today .. just an awkward place to be stung
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17h
@sprite1950 O, this happened to some of the children where pool was working here. They put their towel on a grass and, suddenly, a big bang
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
16h
@moonandstars Oh dear, it is painful!
@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
Ouch! My husband was stung on his head two weeks ago. I’ve been stung twice on the hand from picking up someone else’s trash! Hurt like heck! Feel better soon.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I had jeans on at the time and I wouldn't have thought it would be able to get through the denim but it did! Not too bad today though.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
15 Aug
@sprite1950 Wow! Those wasps are nasty little creatures. Glad you are feeling better.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
16 Aug
@DianneN Well I suppose you can't blame him for feeling threatened wtih my fat backside on top of him He did fly off ok though so I didn't kill him!
@jstory07 (81099)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Aug
No I have never been stung and I hope that I never will be.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I was stung as a child but don't remember it. To be fair it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, just a bit sore and uncomfortable when I sat down!
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@jstory07 (81099)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Aug
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
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@mrki444 (5021)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Aug
I got few bites in legs and arms.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I hope you're not allergic to them.
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@mrki444 (5021)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Aug
@sprite1950 No, I'm not.
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@Rohithee (429)
• India
13 Aug
Nice picture
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I thought I would put one of a wasp on a flower because some of the pictures I looked at made them look quite vicious.
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@Rohithee (429)
• India
13 Aug
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• Lenox, Georgia
13 Aug
Ouch I'm so sorry!! I have been stung twice, both times on a finger. Hurts so bad!!
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I'm over it now, I healed quickly!
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@JESSY3236 (9744)
• United States
13 Aug
Not by wasps. But by regular bees I have. I was strung by one on my toe when I was little and once on the thumb.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
I was once stung on my little finger as a child. One pitched on my finger and I tried to brush it off but it stung me.
@JohnRoberts (87781)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Aug
Ouch! I have never been stung except by people.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
Lol yes people can be just as vicious!
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@Jackalyn (7481)
• Oxford, England
13 Aug
Yes. I am allergic to wasp stings so have to be very careful around them. I know this because when I stepped on years ago my foot swelled up like a balloon and was so very painful. What a horrid place you got stung in. I hope you are healing now.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
13 Aug
Yes, some of my friends found it amusing but thankfully it didn't come to much and feels much better today!
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