Now that summer is here so are the bees, wasps, and hornets. Sacramento State University's mascot is the Hornets because this little creature is found throughout the Sacramento Valley. Yesterday, while mowing my backyard lawn, I noticed several Hornets nests along my wooden fence. If you have ever been stung be a bee, wasp, or hornet you know how painful it can be. The next time you go out into the yard or garden may I suggest taking a penny with you.
The copper in the penny counteracts the poison from the insect bite. Simply tape a copper penny over the bite and you should feel better immediately. Leave the penny on the bite overnight and you should have no swelling nor any redness. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a substitute for your physician's advice if you are allergic to these types of insects. Never the less this is something that works! So, keep a roll of pennies handy - just in case!
Until next time!