Yeah, he's fine. He's got like dots all over his chest, but he doesn't seem to react to insect bites like our son does. Our son is like Cleas. One bite will blow up that part of his body to the size of a ruddy golf ball. It's awful.
Don't know about myself...*that's why DA was inside. Me not silly*
I was chased around the house by a swarm of paperwasps, they are agro little buggers too, easy to find the nests though unlike the european wasps. And its easier to burn the nest out.
If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
I got stung on the neck by a flying ant when i was younger.. my neck blow up huge.
Did your Hubby have fun destroying the nest? I reckon my OH would.
How far was the nest from where Inca's food was usually served? Was it in the direction the wasps would go with her food?
If one wasp attacks - there is a pheromone or chemical signal released which attracts other wasps to the attack. Same with bees too. And if hubby got a big exposure this time (stung lots) he may be more sensitive next time. Something to watch out for. If you've got anyone highly allergic, an epipen (spelling?) or two might be a good investment. My usual tactic if I am taking on the nest is to run away if any flying critter starts to take an interest. The further you are from the nest the less the pheromone can attract any more wasps.
Also satellite nests from the original nest might be around 100m away - something else to watch out for. By your description of the nest, it seems it would be a few seasons old. I'd check the area about 100m to 500m for another nest - they won't be much closer because that's "unsustainable". Unless there is a huge supply of food nearby.
They mostly nest in the ground or under large rocks (or my brother's verandah slab) - but not always. Sometimes they nest higher up if there is a big enough cool enough spot like a really old fat tree trunk or stone wall. And even if you can only see one or two wasps entering or leaving at a time - the nest could still be HUGE.
The far rear garden is approx 30 metres from the start of the timber deck, Hy. A web site stated that the EW is also attracted to fruit, and there is a massive plum tree up there.
30m - easy flying distance. Ouch.
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