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Old 08-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #11
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Yeah, I remember the first time I went camping with my fiance's parents I saw some big and flying around and when it landed I was pretty surprised to see it was a bee. Some of those thing were like the size of a pinky. Didn't want to get stung by one of those!
Actually it's ironic I said that (can it be ironic when it's yourself? lol!) cause the I just remembered the bees I was thinking of are known as "Cicada Killers"



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Old 08-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #12
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Not all bees sting.

Carpenter bees, for instance. They like to buzz your head and make a lot of noise (and eat your rafters), but they don't have stingers.
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Not all bees sting.

Carpenter bees, for instance. They like to buzz your head and make a lot of noise (and eat your rafters), but they don't have stingers.
Yeah, still annoying and I'm a big wuss with insects. Don't those things bite though?
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Big insects are part of living in the forest. Honestly, a bunch of 1-2 inch bugs wouldn't faze me much, even in large numbers.

It's the 7 inch beetles that freak me (and my cats) out. And the 5 inch "WTFs" that look something like really, really big red and green ants.

I live in an odd habitat -- very sandy dry soil in a moist coastal region, with high elevation plants (mainly ponderosa pine) at low elevation. So, some of these insects are endangered. Not that you would really want to mush a 7 inch beetle. At least not without a power washer (and I'd guess a noseplug) handy....
It wouldn't be so bad if they didn't sit in the trees and scream day and night however, I am looking forward to the first frost to get rid of these stupid things. That said I am glad we don't have those beetles to mess with just Cicada's, grasshoppers and skeeters, and 2/3's of them are just an annoyance, some of the mosquitos however carry some pretty bad bugs themselves (West Nile Virus and others)
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ickyyyyy :op i am afraid of bugs...especially BIG ones
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you and my wife both.....

I'm not a big fan either, but I really hate yellow jackets and killer bees (never been stung by by a killer bee, but they killed one of my dogs on the ranch in AZ).I would 10 times rather deal with snakes than bees.
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Carpenter bees, for instance. They like to buzz your head and make a lot of noise (and eat your rafters), but they don't have stingers.
Carpenter bees have stingers. I've killed millions of them with a wiffle ball bat over the years as my house is cedar and they love it. I've never been stung but I've hauled a lot of bodies away and they definately have stingers. Or at least one sex of them does. And they come after you when you swing at them though they don't really attack you. Wasp spray does nothing--you have to defeat them in single combat or jam a 3/8" dowel plug into the hole behind them.
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I'm not a big fan either, but I really hate yellow jackets and killer bees (never been stung by by a killer bee, but they killed one of my dogs on the ranch in AZ).I would 10 times rather deal with snakes than bees.
I hate yellow jackets more than anything except maybe racoons. I just had one fly down the eck of my shirt while I was driving today. That was exciting. When I found the little bastard (after safely navigating my 21' truck through the school parking lot) he had a big chunk of my back in his mouth and some more of my giblets hanging off his stinger and he was still coming.
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You're right. Males are stingerless and females have (but seldom use) stingers.

Source: UKy entomology dept.:
http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef611.asp

They aren't very aggressive at all, but they look (and sound) kinda scary.

As for yellow jackets, I've had one land on my arm and try to eat a mole. Hurt like a bastard.
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Hmm. They don't mention the wiffle bat in that article...

Weird.
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