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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

{These Wasps Stung Me Near my Eye}

On September 7, when we finished putting our LPG Gas Tank on its new spot after I made photos, I liked to snap some shots from our white bird houses in the gazebo. On my previous post about Our Gazebo (see link below) I got some comments about our bird houses. So I thought why not show them up close...
Oh my; I was in for a surprise. When I pulled the drawer out with its heart shaped opening, I felt a sudden pain around my right eye. Turned out that wasps had built their nest inside... I dropped the drawer and went inside the house to put some Tea Tree Oil on the spot that was burning so bad. It was my right eye, my only good eye... Now I was tearing from the Tea Tree Oil but it sure helped to take out the burn. 
This photo I had still snapped right after being stung and when I'd dropped its drawer...
I did sit at my PC for uploading the LPG Gas Tank photos that I'd just shot, to check if they were okay.
Doing that, teary eyed and still hurting, I heard a FB comment come in and when I did check it was my sister-in-law, in The Netherlands, asking me what is a John Deere EZtrak. I'd written on FB to her that with all the underground springs in our garden it still causes a problem for Pieter on his John Deere EZtrak. He got stuck twice already.
With my swollen and teary eye, I did Google it for her and typed my reply, that it is a Zero-Turn Mower, with the note that she herself easily could have looked it up via Google.  
Wow; that was enough! So much for nice relatives that bug you at the wrong time...
I did give my eye some rest after that... It gave me quite a scare as I got stung three times; close to the corner of my eye, below the eye and to the side of my nose. 
This is almost an hour later, that's what was inside in the top part of the bird feeder. 
I went back to the gazebo for revenge, to spray them all to death. 
With the rains we had not been able to fill this particular feeder with some nuts inside that drawer. 
That's what our little birds usually snack on. 
They even occupied an adjacent birdhouse!
Those little bastards! 
How painful their sting is but they paid with their lives...
What a tiny waist those wasps have...
But still, what a venom comes from them!

Related links:
{Moving Our LPG Gas Tank} | previous post by me
{Our Gazebo with Chair Cushions} | previous post by me
{Our 'GREEN' Bedroom} | previous post by me and last photo is showing this bird feeder up close; last photos
Natural Cures for Insect Bites: Tea Tree Oil 

64 comments:

  1. OMGoodness sweet friend! I hope you're fine, how terrible to have WASPS around your bird houses! I got beaten by one several years ago in a finger and it grew to look like a big pear, just painful and ugly! My, I'm glad your eye is ok, shish! Take care Darling, please!
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Oh my you got stung by one in a very bad way. I was so lucky with my eye indeed, stung in 3 spots... But no damage.
      Thanks for your sweet comment and I will take care!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. I feeel for you. I had wasps making a nest in a standard rose bush right by my front door. They ended up like your dead ones. Be careful with wasps. ZHope it is better now.
    Hugs

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      As much as I love animals and all of nature but these mean things I could not tolerate and had to give them the death penalty.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  3. so sorry you got stung! and glad you did not have a worse reaction to it!

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      For my eye indeed I was very lucky!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette, I admire your courage!!!! With so much pain after you got stung, you were still on the computer and then got out again to spray the wasps!!! You did them well, though, they are very dangerous!!! You must have suffered for a couple of days, haven't you????
    Hugs from Athens!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Sure I did them well and I did not regret it a bit after what they did to me!
      Indeed till the swelling and later the itching goes completely down it takes several days. But I was so glad my eye did not suffer any damage!
      Hugs back from Georgia,
      Mariette

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  5. that's awful! this year they kept making a nest on the corner of our garage door. We took it down at least 10 times over a 3 months period. I really needed to buy the killer spray, but kept forgetting, so we would just it the nest with the broom handle and run for dear life.

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      Poor you and with little children that is very dangerous having them near the house. No, for such critters I'm merciless.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, What a terrible and painful experience. Although wasps do a certain amount of good, you don't want them living right in your yard. Once I came back from a vacation, and wasps had moved into my house--there were hundreds flying all over, and I had to call an exterminator.

    By the way, that house had two and a half acres of yard; I could have used that EZTrak mower!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Wasps belong to such critters that we cannot tolerate and we better get rid of them; like you did.
      Oh my, you had quite a huge yard and indeed the EZtrak would have suit you just fine for that!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette,
    this was really bad, you got stung by a wasp!
    I just have ssen a Docu in TV about wasps .... I had to tunr off, made me grazy ;O)
    Have a grest weekend
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      No not by 'a' wasp but several of them!
      But they all got the death penalty; I took revenge for all that pain.
      Hugs and happy new week to you.
      Mariette

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  8. Liebe Mariette,

    in herzlicher Verbundenheit
    Elisabeth

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  9. Dear Mariette,
    OMG!!!That's awful!!!
    With so much pain after you had stung!!
    I've have stug many times,and i know how it is!!!
    I wish that now you're much better!!!
    Have a lovely weekend!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      That indeed was an OMG experience.
      Wishing you a happy new week.
      Hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  10. Dat is pijnlijk zo'n steek en dan nog vlak bij je oog. Ze kunnen gevaarlijk zijn als ze zich bedreigd voelen door een groot mens voor hun neus.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Ja steek is goed maar dit waren er drie!
      Ik denk dat wespen zowiezo àltijd steken, of je iets doet ja of nee.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  11. Dearest Mariette;
    Wow, what a painful experience!!! I've never seen wasp, but they seem really scary in your picture, aren't they☆☆☆ Take care of yourselves, my dear friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      You have been very lucky so far for never having encountered one in Japan! Your country has several and even the giant hornet. Let's hope you never will have to face one as it is no pleasure.
      Hugs and love back to you.
      Mariette

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  12. Dearest Mariette,
    I'm very sorry about that sting, it must have been very painful! Yes, I remember that you had told me about it in your answer to my comment about those sweet little bird feeders... They are so cute, though! And I hope that wasps will stay away from them...
    Big hugs!

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    1. Dearest Anna,
      It is annoying for having to deal with these wasps. Tell you what, even on all our hummingbird feeders we see them snacking on the sweet nectar that we put out for the hummers. They scare those sweet hummers away so that is telling you that their sting might be lethal to them. Sure these three stings were very painful but thank goodness no damage to the eye.
      Hugs to you.
      Mariette

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  13. Oh No! That must have been so painful!

    Hope you feel better soon dear Mariette.

    Hugs
    Pallavi

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    1. Dearest Pallavi,
      It hurts like hell and especially if you get three stings near your eye.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  14. cela a du être très douloureux
    j'ai toujours peur de me faire piquer , car je fais à chaque fois des super grosses allergies
    + oedémes
    j'ai eu des " fausses abeilles une année sous la toiture
    c'est les pompiers qui sont venus
    meilleur santé
    tendresse
    edith

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    1. Chère Edith,
      Espérons que vous avez jamais fait piquer puisqu'il peut être très dangereux avec cette allergie!
      Tendresse,
      Mariette

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  15. Oh, no, I'm so sorry you got stung by the wasp. It must have been really terrible pain :-( Glad you treated yourself with tea tree oil. I've never been stung by wasp, but long time ago a mosquito bit me in my eyelid. It was swollen badly for a while and I was not happy.
    Well those wasps paid their price for stinging you!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Well for stinging me three times, I killed all of them... don't know which ones did it but they deserved it.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  16. Liebe Marietta,
    ich kann nachfühlen, was für Sschmerzen du hattest. Ich habe großen Respekt
    vor Wespen. Ich bin gegen ihr Gift allergisch. Und gerade in diesem Jahr empfinde
    ich sie als besonders aggressiv.
    Einen geruhsamen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Gott sei Dank bin ich nicht allergisch sonst würden drei solche Stiche einem etwas antun können!
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  17. Mi spiace Mariette, so quanto male fa una di queste punture...purtroppo sono stata punta 3 o 4 volte!...ma nell'occhio deve essere tremendo!
    Spero guarirai presto, un bacione cara!
    Anna

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    1. Cara Anna,
      Davvero nell'occhio per tre punture era tremendo!
      Bacione grande,
      Mariette

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  18. Liebe Mariette,
    so ein Pech, dass du den Stich abgekriegt hast. Direkt am Auge ist es bestimmt sehr schmerzhaft. Gute Besserung und liebe Grüße, Johanna

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    1. Liebe Johanna,
      Ja, dass war wirklich Pech um drei Stiche am Auge ab zu bekommen und sehr schmerzhaft.
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  19. Wasps freak me out, so glad it wasn't me getting stun by a wasp

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Wasps are ugly and mean.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. Liebe Mariette,

    gute und schnelle Heilung wünscht dir
    Elisabeth

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  21. Cara Mariette,come stai?Mi dispiace,sai che dolore!Ti abbraccio sperando che sia tutto passato!Baci,Rosetta

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    1. Cara Rosetta,
      Ringrazio per la tua preoccupazione. Tre punture sono tremendamente dolorosi, ma sono sopravvissuto senza danni all'occhio.
      Baci,
      Mariette

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  22. ciao mariette, come va ora? spero molto meglio!!!! un abbraccio grande e buon w.e. Lory

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    1. Cara Lory,
      Grazie cara!
      Un abbraccio grande e buona settimana.
      Mariette

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  23. A painful experience ,indeed !!! I hope you are feeling much better now ,dearest Mariette !!!
    Have a nice weekend !!!!
    Niki

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    1. Dearest Niki,
      The pain of those three stings is gone and my eye was fine.
      Thanks and happy new week to you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  24. Oh Mariette, dat denk ik, dat dat pijn doet! Een wespensteek doet zo al pijn, en dan zo bij je oog...
    hoop dat het nu veel beter gaat!
    Fijn weekend nog!
    Nicole

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    1. Beste Nicole,
      Ja, dríe wespensteken rond het oog...
      Fijne nieuwe week.
      Mariette

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  25. Mariette cara conosco bene il dolore di questa puntura di vespa, e pensa che io, dopo ben 16 morsi di papatacci (un insetto malefico di cui non conoscevo l'esistenza fino a 3 anni fa) in un sol colpo, sono diventata ipersensibile ai morsi di vepa e anche zanzara e quindi devo sempre ricorrere al cortisone. Immagino però che il tuo dolore sia stato terribile, vicino l'occhio poi, molto molto pericoloso. Ti auguro di stare meglio e non sottovalutare questi morsi, io ne so qualcosa! Auguroni. Paola

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    1. Cara Paola,
      Oh tali punture sono molto dolorose e tre intorno all'occhio è stato sufficiente a farmi urlare. Ma grazie al cielo il mio occhio era okay.
      Baci grande,
      Mariette

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  26. oh bah dat was erg! Dat je ze nog dorst te spuiten, meestal proberen ze dan ook nog te steken of aanvallen.. Brrr; Wat een grote wespen. Waren de steken gauw geslonken?

    Groeten Janny

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    1. Beste Janny,
      Oh já, na drie zulke gemene steken rond mijn oog ging ik ze te lijf!
      Het zijn juist hele kleine wespen maar lélijke beten.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  27. Dear Mariette,

    How very awful that you were stung by these pesky wasps - it is so painful and feel very sorry for you.
    Do hope that you are feeling better now and the pain has gone.
    Sending hugs and wishing you a happy weekend
    Carolyn

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    1. Dearest Carolyn,
      Oh my eye had no damage after these three bites. Thank goodness.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  28. Dearest Mariette
    You were lucky there anyway. A wasp sting so close to the eye can be a serious injury.
    Not teasing insects that can hurt you ...
    Hugs o you and I hope you are fully recovered
    Kajsa

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    1. Dearest Kajsa,
      Yes, I realize how lucky I got with these three stings near my eye.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  29. Dearest Mariette,
    I'am glad your eye is ok I hope you're fine. now terrible to have wasps around your bird house.
    Teary eyed and still husting, swollen and teary eye It fave me quit a scare as I got stung close to the corner to the comer of my eye below the eye and to the side of my nose.
    I'm sorry to not send to your bad time.
    Hugs and love to both of always,
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      As painful as it was and scary too, for my only good eye, it is fine now.
      Thanks for your always sweet comments; I admire you a lot!
      Hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  30. Dastardly squatters!

    I hope your eye is ok, Mariette, and that you are resting and taking care of yourself. <3

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    1. Dearest Stacy,
      My eye is fine, thank goodness. Yes I do rest and take care... that's why I'm not yet making the rounds.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  31. También hemos tenido en la valla del jardín de casa esos ocupas tan molestos, aún hoy quieren volver a entrar en el panal que habían hecho, veremos a ver si de una vez se marchan. Besitos y tranquilidad.

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    1. Querida Enma,
      Las avispas siempre son molestas y no me gustan para nada. Gracias por su visita.
      Cariñosamente,
      Mariette

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  32. Ja ja, ik ben die foute persoon aan de andere kant van de wereldbol. Maar ik vind het nog veel erger dat je je zus altijd zo beschuldigd Mariette !!!!!!!!

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    1. Beste Elly,
      Wij baseren onze uitspraken altijd op feiten en ik vraag me derhalve af op welke grond je mij aanwrijft dat ik mijn zus (Diny) altijd zo beschuldig.
      Neem s.v.p. de moeite om al mijn blogposten, waarin ik haar noem, te lezen en daarop je mening te baseren. Wij vragen ons af: 'Wie beschuldigd eigenlijk wie?'
      03 26 10 {Easter Season} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-season.html
      02 07 11 {60 Years Ago} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2011/02/60-years-ago.html
      12 11 11 {3rd Advent} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2011/12/3rd-advent.html
      06 25 11 {Our Hydrangea Trio and Tea in 1930s Blue Transfer Ware} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2011/06/our-hydrangea-trio-and-tea-in-1930s.html
      03 18 12 {Mom's 4th Dialysis Anniversary} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/03/moms-4th-dialysis-anniversary.html
      11 08 12 {Our Rose Suite Living Room} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/11/our-rose-suite-living-room.html
      12 27 12 {Humble Gifts of the 1950s} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/12/humble-gifts-of-1950s.html
      02 12 13 {Happy 89th Birthday Dear Mom} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/02/happy-89th-birthday-dear-mom.html
      04 04 13 {1899 Windmill 'Eendracht Maakt Macht' in my City of Birth} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/04/1899-windmill-eendracht-maakt-macht-in.html
      04 14 13 {Rural Georgia - Stevens Antiques & Guns in Danville} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/04/rural-georgia-stevens-antiques-guns-in.html
      04 25 13 {Sisters Dressed Like Twins} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/04/sisters-dressed-like-twins.html
      06 16 13 {Our Hallway} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/06/our-hallway.html
      06 30 13 {Our Staircase Area} | http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/06/our-staircase-area.html
      Na het nog eens zorgvuldig lezen van bovenstaande posten, met vernoeming van zus Diny, zul je je mening moeten herzien.
      Groetjes,
      Mariette en Pieter (wij doen praktisch alles sámen)

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