Wasp Killers Wanted! This is Not a Test!
Just how brave do you have to be to try to take on this wasp nest? I was noticing how warm the day had gotten and took a look out the window to see what the actual temperature was and this is what I found. A huge wasp nest INSIDE the thermometer! Here's a little back story. Critter is our resident wasp killer. He stands a comfortable 6-8 feet away and sprays a stream of wasp spray at the nest, and boom, they are gone. What we didn't know until today is just exactly where those wasps went. Now we know.
How in the world do you take care of this? One suggestion was to just throw a trash bag over the entire thermometer and yank it down twisting the opening as we go. Um...not me. I am really at a loss as to how to handle this. And as it warms up, these guys get angry! You don't want to see them when they're angry.
Comment below on suggestions to get rid of this crazy nest!
I found out the hard way that wasps just go where they want, whenever they want. We have an above ground pool in our back yard, and the wasps just love it. I mean, I get it, it's nice and cool, and who doesn't like a nice drink now and then. What we don't understand is why can't those wasps understand that they are not wanted! I've sprayed, used candles and swatted until I can't swat anymore!
Add to that that my grandson has a very real hatred for Wasps that he comes by very honestly. We were sweeping the front porch, and unbeknownst to me, there was a huge nest of wasps in a plant holder on my front porch. While Lucas was sweeping he accidentally hit the plant holder with his broom causing the nest to swarm onto Lucas. Luckily, I was right beside him and I grabbed him up in my arms and swatted and ran off the porch all at the same time, and he escaped with only one of two stings. It was traumatic for both of us. Now, every time he sees a wasp, even if it's several feet away, he screams.
Thus the need for a tested wasp escape! We were scrolling Facebook this weekend and found a homemade recipe to attract wasps and trap them, so that's one thing that we will try.
Here's what we need:
Fill a container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps...
1/4 cup vinegar,
1/2 cup warm water,
1/2 cup sugar,
1 teaspoon of salt
I've seen this recipe in larger quantities too, plus some add some dishwasher detergent with the premise that the soap will coat wings so they can't fly out of the trap. That recipe is poured into a half liter soda bottle. The wasps are attracted to the mixture and once their wings are coated they can't fly out and they drown.
How do we get rid of these pesky wasps? Comment below.
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