07/24/2018 (Tue) 23:57:56
>>18064>I've only ever seen a hornet 1 or 2 times in my entire life
You are lucky.
I've seen wasp nest in almost every country house where I was. Often it was located near exit or place where people gather, so flying wasps were common thing. They also like to sit near water sources because they drink water.
They aren't aggressive as people think though, but it is better to avoid them.
Really bad things happen as accidents, especially if you has allergy to wasp bites. My grandmother's sister was eating watermelon (wasps also love them), and wasp bitten her in mouth. She was very lucky that she stayed alive because you can easily die from asphyxiation in that case.
Common wasp bite is just painful. Bee bite is better, at least it less painful (but you need to remove the sting).
I've never seen anyone bit by bumblebee in my life, legends say that you literally need to squeeze them before they start self-defense. Fat lazy bastards.