Non-deadly things to be bitten by in Australia

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  1. bender

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    Yes, this is accurate.
     
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    Sandals without socks equals ant bite city. I'm starting to understand.
     
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  3. The Captain

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    *****. Take yer teaspoon of concrete and stop whinging !!
     
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    That was to get to the hospital 2 days later--I wore boots and socks in the backyard when I was attacked.
     
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    It was a simple request that I thought would not go answered.
    -Well done sir, well done.

    If I were you Id pay that ant nest a visit with a flame and a gallon of gasoline....just to get a little payback.

    ~JH
     
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  6. bender

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    I've heard just pouring diesel down in there is enough--however, we need to get a termite/pest inspector in for a check up, and I might just ask them if they have some of that bait that destroys the nest yet is non-toxic to animals.
     
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  7. Staggerlee

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    Except for frost BITE!
     
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    That sucks. Where in Aus are you exactly?
     
  9. bender

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    Just North East of Melbourne heading into the bush.
     
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    Hope you heal up ok, bender.
    I,m reminded of my paternal grandmother and what she would always say when something like that happened to her grandkids:
    Mercy!!
     
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  11. The Captain

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    It's called Amdro and it's sa dear as poison, but it's super effective. It's granular stuff that the ants carry back into the nest and feed to the queen.
    A bucket of hot soapy water is pretty effective too.
     
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    Every bloke needs a pair of hospital sandals, just in case!
     
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    You can get a tape recorder of a piano playing middle C and play it to the nest. That will kill them.

    C4 always works on an ants nest!
     
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    Japanese Welding Boots.
     
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    Have you heard the cicadas i recorded yesty. Sorry for your ant bites. Necktime try a antihistamine before you sook it out up the hospital.

     
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    That's more or less where I am but a little closer to the city. I had to take out the beginnings of a European wasp nest a few weeks a go and had a huntsman come running out of the wheelie bin at me. Jeez I hate summer in Australia.

    I hope you recover quickly.
     
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    Just remember, all the **** that can kill you here, is small.
    Unlike America, where all the **** that can kill you is large, like bears, moose, bison, mountain lions, hillbillies, etc
    Just watch where you're walking and you're good to go

    -D
     
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    Always knew there was a reason why you had the modern day ned kelly as your avatar

    -D
     
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    Cicadas are amazing. Wife and I had a similar experience bushwalking Sunday afternoon.

    Yeah, had been on anthistamines for 2 days leading up to this. 48 hrs after the bites, feet swelled up and couldn't walk, pain was intense enough to make me wretch. I was told to go immediately to the hospital by an on call service in case it was a delayed reaction.
     
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