Last week, I got stung over a hundred times after I was weed whacking a clearing along the Oxbow shoreline to enable fishermen to access the water. These wasps which I believe are some sort of Yellow-jacket, are very aggressive, and were all over me until I jumped into the canal and hid behind my boat. I almost passed out from the pain and an ambulance was called to check me out.
Today, The New York Power Authority engaged a licensed pest control company to eradicate them, thank fully.. I was taking my dogs for a walk when I happened upon the gentleman who was dressing up to tackle these horrible insects. (I’m still itching from the stings a week later)
On my return from the walk into Hart’s Woods, the exterminator was taking off his protective gear and I asked him how he got on. He’d dug the nest out and applied some chemicals which he said would take 4-7 days to completely take effect. As he took off his foot gear several wasps fell out, his legs were ok but they got through his gear and stung him on his arms a couple of times.
If you are thinking of going down the Oxbow Trail in the next few days, I’d suggest you postpone it for at least a week, for safety’s sake. These guys are MEAN!
Why was I weed whacking? See here