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PostSubject: Re: Another damn wasp nest! (long rant)   Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:58 pm

I normally just ignore wasps, as they are usually of the type that is looking for spiders to entomb with an egg on it. A few days ago I go out the back door, just like usual. I see a few wasps around. As usual. Set my phone and keys down while I am working on ham radio stuff. I should also mention that we seem to accumulate piles of boxes. I threw a fit once about piling them next to the back door and so now they pile up outside the back door on the patio until I burn them.

You can see where this is headed.

So the phone rings and I go up an answer it. As I am talking I suddenly have a dozen or so wasps around me. Before I can do anything one stings me on the back of my left middle finger. I tossed the phone, cussed up a blue streak and made myself scarce. Then I investigate. They are all interested in one box. I figure out that these are some kind of nesting wasp, maybe hornets. Turns out they were a reddish brown/black sort of wasp. With a touch of yellow.

I House and Garden Raided them from the back door. Got 20 or so dead ones on the patio and then snagged that box and some other junk and burnt the whole mess. Had a couple stragglers around the next day that I may have hit with some spray.

Funny, my finger swelled a bit and the entire back of my hand was swollen. Itched for a couple days also.

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PostSubject: Re: Another damn wasp nest! (long rant)   Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:56 pm

Update

A week after the exterminator came and did his thing, I have not seen any sign of wasps except for what I posted 5 days ago. Every day I've spent a little time out on the deck watching for fliers around the area of entry. And while none have been seen during those episodes (a potential good sign) it's not a guarantee. 

Still, I'm optimistic that this chapter is finally closed. Sometime this weekend I'll open up the rear door to the deck and be prepared to vacuum up all the debris, dead wasps, etc. And finally put this behind me........

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PostSubject: Re: Another damn wasp nest! (long rant)   Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:07 pm

I thought about you today.
My son and I were replacing a window air conditioner
and when we pulled it out, it had about a half dozen wasp
nests in it.   I'm pretty happy they were all dead already.   Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Another damn wasp nest! (long rant)   Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:55 pm

"Does pipe smoke repel wasps?"

A question that must be asked... for SCIENCE!
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PostSubject: Re: Another damn wasp nest! (long rant)   Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:36 pm

deathmetal wrote:
"Does pipe smoke repel wasps?"

A question that must be asked... for SCIENCE!


Dunno about that, but suspect not.

Essentially 2 weeks after the bug squad and no fliers or dying wasps in the window well. Time to open the rear door and see what happens.

But not tonight..........

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