Jen Fulkerson wrote:Thanks Paul, we don't have a lot of water out, and have lots of birds including bluejays, but end up with wasps all over the place.
J Nuss wrote:If you’re worried about being allergic for real, you should carry an epipen regardless... but I can tell you that when I was a kid my first hornet sting on my face was like getting wacked by a 2x4 and a seriously painful and swelling event. Since then I’ve been stung dozens of times by bees of all varieties, and while I mostly deserved it, I can honestly say that wasps are the least likely of any stinging insects to sting you. The only time I was stung by a wasp was when one was under my shirt while I was sleeping.
Wasps may look spooky, but they are more scared of you than you are of them, like most critters! I have a planting of mints that I love to observe in flower, because many varieties of wasps i had never seen before come to visit!
J Nuss wrote:Ground nesting yellow jackets are mean though for sure, and are the cause of most of my stings.