Watch out for Yellow Jacket Nests in the Ground (Long)
I don't know if this is a seasonal thing that we now have 2 nests - holes in the ground or not.
My neighbor comes by my yard everyday for her dog to visit my dog.
During July she noticed a nest in the ground near our Plum tree.
So we marked it and stayed clear of that area.
Well, 2 days ago she got stung and they stung her repeatedly.
She had them all over her head and even though wearing sweat pants they were underneath her clothes too.
I treated her right after it happened (called the doctor- gave benadryl etc...)
Luckily she wasn't allergic as some people are.
She is still itching 2 days later!
She missed a day of work the following day.
She also fell down while running away from them and has a very swollen knee.
Her dog had stings all over him and so did my dog.
I found a few bees in my house dead on the floor even though right after it happened she went in to HER house.
I have to go to the hospital when I get stung so I will be more careful now.
I haven't had my throat swell up but I do get very swollen.
If it were that many stings I'm not sure if I would have survived it.
I may keep an epipen with me while gardening and mowing the yard.
I felt horrible for her!
We found another nest in the yard too. I wonder if the bees make their nests very quickly?
Just wanted everyone to be careful so they don't have to go through this.