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FedEx Field dealing with bee problem

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It’s not a plague of locusts, but at least locusts don’t sting.

At FedEx Field, bees have become a problem. As explained by Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, the winged-and-stingered pests are prevalent at NFL games. The team has taken notice.

“We are aware of the situation and are working on eco-friendly ways to limit the bee population on game day,” a spokesman told Steinberg.

It’s a potentially significant issue because plenty of people are allergic to bee stings. And while it’s impossible to eradicate bees from any open-air events, the yellow-jacket wasp nests anywhere and everywhere, from holes in the ground to cracks in a wall to the plastic tubing around a fence at a baseball field (as I once found out the hard way). Part of the challenge when it comes to maintaining an open-air stadium is to find any yellow-jacket nests and to get rid of them.

The good news is that, if the team ever changes its name, the apparent insect infestation could unlock a new universe of possibilities.

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27 Responses to “FedEx Field dealing with bee problem”
  1. Mad Chef says: Oct 5, 2016 10:48 AM

    The Washington Bumbles

  2. jag1959 says: Oct 5, 2016 10:52 AM

    Yellow jackets are not bees

  3. pwellz says: Oct 5, 2016 10:57 AM

    Always something at that Field…are they undermining the integrity of the game?

  4. omegalh says: Oct 5, 2016 10:58 AM

    Sounds like a good excuse when you get a excessive celebration penalty. Just pull the Tommy Boy bees routine.

  5. bigredgoog says: Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM

    Let’s talk about fears.
    Fears.
    Clifford: I’m scared of spiders, coach.
    Jimmy: That’s not what I meant.
    Jamal: I’m afraid of spiders, too.
    Andre: *** spiders freak me, too, fellas.
    Jimmy: Well, I didn’t mean that.
    Jumbo: Ever get one of those spiders
    crawling up your arm?
    Clifford: Crawling on you?
    Jumbo: Damn!
    Nigel: Thanks, Jumbo. You can just
    rock me to sleep tonight.
    Jimmy: Okay, that’s great, but I’m talking
    about what scares us on the field.
    Clifford: Like spiders on the field?
    Jimmy: Can we get beyond the spiders, please?
    Andre: Bees.
    Team: Bees?
    Andre: Bees?
    Team: Bees.
    Jimmy: Anybody here afraid
    of anything other than insects?

  6. Grulks says: Oct 5, 2016 11:06 AM

    ^^
    Shane: quicksand!

  7. tattooit says: Oct 5, 2016 11:08 AM

    Just find out what Disney World does.

    Think about this the next time you’re in or around Disney… there are NO BUGS ANYWHERE.

    No bees, no mosquitos, no freaking crickets!!!

    It’s actually very creepy when you notice it.

  8. factschecker says: Oct 5, 2016 11:12 AM

    There is finally a buzz about my team!

    -Dan Snyder

    They could always give them away. #Freebies

    (Then again this is the NFL.) #Freebies $15.95

  9. factschecker says: Oct 5, 2016 11:14 AM

    It’s all fun and games until it starts raining frogs.

  10. granadafan says: Oct 5, 2016 11:15 AM

    Honeybees are cool and should be protected as they pollinate our plants, fruits, and vegetables. Wasps? Set those little bastards on fire.

  11. fanfrommontreal says: Oct 5, 2016 11:22 AM

    Well, they did say that their offense would have more sting this year…

  12. unoduotres says: Oct 5, 2016 11:26 AM

    Knowing how Snyder operates, he will probably capture the yellow jackets and sell them at $25 a piece, as the “Official bug of the Washington Redskins.”

  13. mightymightylafootball says: Oct 5, 2016 11:33 AM

    I wasn’t really in need of yet another reason to avoid FedEx Field, but thanks for the extra ammo on that front anyways…

  14. tattooit says: Oct 5, 2016 11:42 AM

    granadafan says:
    Oct 5, 2016 11:15 AM
    Wasps? Set those little bastards on fire.
    *****

    Dude. Wasps are AWESOME. They are the honey badger of the insect world.

  15. enkay85 says: Oct 5, 2016 11:49 AM

    There is a wasp problem at FedEx, there are sweat/honey bees. Dunno where you’re getting yellow jackets from.

  16. touchdownelvis says: Oct 5, 2016 11:51 AM

    Looks like a bunch of tiny flying Steelers fans in tiny throwback uniforms.

  17. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Oct 5, 2016 11:56 AM

    BZZZZZZZZ

  18. dwoofer says: Oct 5, 2016 12:02 PM

    LET IT BEE

  19. chicagosportsfan11 says: Oct 5, 2016 12:02 PM

    Didn’t some bees go on the endangered species list?

  20. 12coltsfan12 says: Oct 5, 2016 12:13 PM

    would be fine to name the team after a flying insect…unless it’s the African Killer Bee…

  21. bigdaddyrockytop says: Oct 5, 2016 12:17 PM

    Im sure there is someone out there who will be offended to whatever name is picked if the Skins decide to.

  22. grumpyoleman says: Oct 5, 2016 12:37 PM

    Hopefully the Redskins stick to their guns and don’t change the name. The whole offended thing is just stupid and you should search out a mental health professional if it bothers you.

  23. peebag says: Oct 5, 2016 1:01 PM

    Looks like a bunch of tiny flying Steelers fans in tiny throwback uniforms.

    and just as annoying.

  24. kjdoyle58 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:22 PM

    Washington W.A.S.P.S…..make it so.

  25. surfinbird1 says: Oct 5, 2016 1:35 PM

    Give everybody a free Epi Pen. They’re cheap enough. ( eye roll )

  26. livelikeurdying says: Oct 5, 2016 2:04 PM

    granadafan says:
    Oct 5, 2016 11:15 AM

    “Honeybees are cool and should be protected as they pollinate our plants, fruits, and vegetables. Wasps? Set those little bastards on fire.”

    OMG. I sooo agree. Honey bees and wasps are totally different. I have been stung SEVERAL times by yellow jackets at various periods in my life (once inside my mouth at a picnic when one landed in my food – talk about PAIN).

    However, bees have never bothered me.

  27. randomguy9999 says: Oct 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    bees are now an endangered species so they better be careful

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