Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wasps!


You may recall that last year we found a wasp nest in my apple tree.

I hired someone to come get rid of it for me.
It cost me $100 and he didn't even take the nest down, just sprayed it.

In the past week, I have had at least 4 wasps get into my house.
Talk about panic!
Especially after being stung by a bee in June.

My friend brought over a wasp trap for me.
I put it up and for 3 days not a single wasp got stuck on the trap.

The other day I noticed that there seemed to be alot of wasps by my kitchen window.
I started to watch them and saw that they appeared to be going down into the dirt.
I did a quick google search which showed me that wasps do build underground nests.

I looked closer (through the window, of course)
and saw that they were going through a crack between the dirt and the concrete of my patio.

My friend suggested laying the trap down in front of the crack,
so I tried that and within a few minutes....




Yes! It worked!
Within 15 minutes there was probably 50 wasps trapped to this thing.

And by the time the sun went down it looked like this...



Whoo hoo!
Unfortunately, though, there are still several wasps flying around
so today I bought some wasps spray
and when it gets dark, provided it doesn't rain again,
I am going to attempt to spray this myself.
I'm very nervous and scared to do this!!
Wish me luck!

5 comments:

Jenners said...

Ok … that is one scary looking trap once they all got on it. Good luck spraying them. Wear long pants and long sleeves and gloves!

lisaschaos said...

You can do it! I'm sure you did do it, right? Sure you did! You are very brave! :)

ter@waaoms said...

Yes, I did spray them but it didn't work. :(

aschmalz83 said...

Yikes! That is a lot of wasps!!

ter@waaoms said...

yes, I heard that they are yellowjackets (I wouldn't know one from the other) and I read that they can build nests underground as big as a car, so I am a bit anxious about the fact that they did not die with the spray. I also heard they are very aggressive and repeat stings, unlike a bee that stings once then dies. I also read that they bite too. and they are right outside my kitchen window.