Wasps, again

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AlaninCarlisle

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Wasps, again
« on: May 28, 2017, 12:52 »
 I broke off from cutting the front lawn this morning to go do some weeding in the surrounding shrubbery. I disturbed a wasps nest, mistook the first sting for a rose-thorn, didn't get out quick enough and have a total of 4 stings, one on the ankle, two on the hand and one on my foot. One little so and so got into my shoe under the flap at the front. How can little things like that inflict so much pain?

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arh

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 14:23 »
And the moral of the story is------------ weed more often, :lol:

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 15:20 »
No, the moral of the story is that some time this afternoon, I'll mark the entrance to the underground nest with a cane and then tonight, once it's dark and  they're all snugly tucked up in bed, there will be euthanasia using my own patented fluid

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 15:24 »
Do you have to?  They have a role to play in the ecology of the woodland, and if you could leave the weeding and that bit of the shrubbery in peace, they could get on with it.

I know they hurt (if it was me it would be A&E time) but you don't need revenge! 
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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 15:35 »
Not revenge, I have 4 grandkids, 6, 4 & 3 years old and the baby at 4 months. The crying after being nettle-stung is bad enough.............

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 17:04 »
I'm with you Alan, get rid of them.

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 21:50 »
 Wait untill its dark and the wasp's are in the nest shine a torch in the hole and  you should see
 some wasp at the entrance, move away wrap a bit of rag around a  strong bit of wood soak it in petrol
 then hammer it into the hole, and walk away have a look mid morning and they will all be stone dead
 and dispose the wood and rag,,

 How do i know this well in our teens we use to go out looking for wasp nests mark them a stick and bit of rag
 then do the above when we went back we dug them out, we wanted the grubs in the nest for chub fishing in the
 weir pools on the river thames at Sheperton Middlesexmmmthe good old days.
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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 07:42 »
Would that be 4 star or unleaded,  :lol: :lol:

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 09:35 »
That's more or less what I've been doing for the past thirty years since we moved here to this wasps' Paradise, although my method of application of the euthanasia liquor is a bit cruder than yours
« Last Edit: May 29, 2017, 11:27 by AlaninCarlisle »

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 13:06 »
Would that be 4 star or unleaded,  :lol: :lol:
No - it's diesel, as in des'll fix 'em!  :lol:
Spring always comes when we sow the seeds of life.

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 14:50 »
Very good Goosegirl, I like it. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 14:57 »
And we expect the Indians to be tolerant of tigers ! :nowink:

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 15:19 »
Nest entrance staked out with a tennis ball on a cane ready for the midnight slaughter

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 15:22 »
How cruel is all I can say.
Leave them be and they will not harm anymore.
A wasp does some good in our world, not like our real enemies slugs and snails.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2017, 15:27 by lettice »

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Wasps, again
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 16:39 »
Slugs and snails do good by recycling vegetation, which is about all wasps do, except they're recycling insects that have already recycled the vegetation. Allegedly anyway, although I've yet to see a wasp with a greenfly in its mouth


 

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