Yesterday I must have been bitten by another yellow fly, this time on the hand. It is still swollen like a cartoon hand.
This morning I went to sit down in a chair on the porch, put my hand down on the chair and realized immediately that a wasp was already there. It stung me. Of course. Who can blame it?
Just went out to the garden and was looking at the chicken Mr. Moon was trying to chase out when it became abundantly clear to me that I was standing in a nest of red ants.
I might just go back to bed as I believe I may have already used up my daily quota of curse words.
Oh no! The part about the fire ants made me shudder in sympathy. I HATE those things.ReplyDelete
You may need to pop a few Benadryl after all those nasty bites!
Compared to yellow fly bites, red ant bites are nothing. But they still suck. And itch. Like fire.Delete
Oh Mary love I hate to think of you getting eaten alive out there. You can always stop or grow in raised beds. Or I could send you a few dead mice for your critters to chew!ReplyDelete
You're so sweet! You know I can't stop going outside and gardening. It's just very, very buggy here. There are more red ant piles this year than I think I've ever seen. Everywhere! And the yellow flies are just going to bite and it was my fault that the wasp stung me because I saw it on the porch yesterday and did not catch and release it. I guess as long as I'm not snake-bit all is well. And thanks for the little mousie offer but Maurice keeps me supplied. Jack is too damn lazy.Delete
They (I don't know who "they" are) say things come in threes but this is just unfair. Bugs can be such assholes. I hope you have lots of Benadryl. I would not be opposed to dowsing the ants in gasoline and setting it on fire. It may not kill them but it will give them something to think about.ReplyDelete
I'd have to burn my entire yard. Which is probably legal in Lloyd but I don't think it would really help. Those fuckers would just survive and come back and bite me in revenge.Delete
Yellow flies are just evil creatures. We had to leave a wonderful, sunset filled evening at St George Island one summer because we were being besieged by them.ReplyDelete
They ARE evil. They draw blood, they itch like the torments of hell and they make me swell up for days. I hate those damn things with a passion! And yes, they do like to come out at sunset.Delete
Never met a yellow fly (and don't want to!) but I've had many encounters with fire ants (15 bites on one leg last week) wasps, and the mother of all time- a horsefly bite on my knee. I feel your pain and itching LOL! I pour boiling water into my ants nests.....once a day for as long as it takes. It usually works....although keeps one VERY busy if there are many. Hope you feel better soon!ReplyDelete
Hugs to you . Susan M
I would love to come visit you still, but in the Winter. The dead of Winter. And possibly in a hazmat suit.ReplyDelete
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