Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Here's one to think about, as you all know there has been a lot of bees this season, i have had at least 70 calls for different species, some we have done and some we have talked the customer into leaving them alone, now just say that you have convinced the customer that they will not do them any harm and then they get stung and end up having a severe reaction are we then as so called professionals then liable, this is what one of my big contracts asked me.

  

Share this post


Link to post

I thought the same recently. I always tell the customer they would be very unfortunate to get stung but never say never and ultimately the decision is theirs but in this blame society it made me wonder. 

Share this post


Link to post
43 minutes ago, tilimangro said:

Customers are all allergic

"my child's allergic to all bees and wasp stings" 

Me: That's highly unlikely, the stings are different and it's rare to be allergic to both. 

"she's highly allergic and the doctor says she might die" 

Me: You don't even have a nest they are just feeding on that bush. 

"my child can't play in the garden" 

Me: Because bees are feeding happily on a bush? 

"LOOK CAN YOU DO SOMETHING OR NOT??????" 

Me: F*ck off

"what" 

Me: sorry what? 

Edited by DIDO.1
  • Like 3
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post

I lost a customer that was a regular on the moles. The "lady" of the household wanted some mining bees killed as her grandchildren were coming to stay, the bees were in a little patch of lawn (not on the main lawn) under a window. I told her I wouldn't do it, never called me again.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I don't know how true it is ...but I read or herd that some folk get an allergic reaction to some bee stings because tiny bits of pollen go in with the sting and the reaction is due to the pollen ...like I say not sure if its true but it does sound true...

Share this post


Link to post
On 06/07/2019 at 09:35, Torquemada said:

I lost a customer that was a regular on the moles. The "lady" of the household wanted some mining bees killed as her grandchildren were coming to stay, the bees were in a little patch of lawn (not on the main lawn) under a window. I told her I wouldn't do it, never called me again.

Mate fair play to you.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
On 06/07/2019 at 11:33, TOMO said:

I don't know how true it is ...but I read or herd that some folk get an allergic reaction to some bee stings because tiny bits of pollen go in with the sting and the reaction is due to the pollen ...like I say not sure if its true but it does sound true...

It is probably true. A friend was stung by a wasp and came out in a painfull and worrying rash. He rushed to casualty where a doctor told him it was bad reaction to a plant. My mate said somethong like " Look,I'm a pest controller,I know what I'm talking about."     

To which the doctor replied "Look, I'm a doctor I know what I'm talking about."

Then he went on to explain that the wasp had probably been feeding on ivy or a similar irritant plant and my mate had reacted to that not the wasp's venom. 

Bearing in mind a wasp has ,I think,eleven main toxins and cart loads of minor ones in its armoury and it forages on dead bodies, various insects and catterpillars with histamine-coated bodies and flies that have been feeding on corpses and poo,as well as irritant plants ... Well ,it's a wonder we all don't end up with reactions and allergies,but it could explain why some stings do have more effect than others. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...