We had some nasty run-ins with wasps this summer. It first happened when I was mowing the lawn in the front yard, I think. I felt a terrible burning, stabbing pain in my hip. And the thing is, the pain lasted a good 30-seconds at the same level. When I looked at the spot I instantly knew it was a wasp sting, or some similar insect.
The second instance came when we were playing crochet in the front yard. Sophia suddenly yelped in pain and covered one of her eyes. I know realize it must have been VERY painful because it was in the thin skin right below the eye. And if it burned/stung like mine did for several seconds, I'm surprised she didn't howl more than she did. Tough girl.
Her eye swelled to where it was open just a sliver. I know I took a picture but can't find it. Poor thing.
We started looking in the ground for a nest. At one of the ball fields I had seen wasps going into a small hole in the ground, so we thought this might be the same thing. But we never found anything. We started avoiding outdoor activities in the front yard.
At the end of summer Matt was in the front yard doing something and found the nest. It wasn't in the ground, but from a branch in one of our trees. He cut off the branch and burned the nest in the backyard.
2 years ago