It is that time of year again.
Wasps always make a bee-line (sorry) for our house when it is time to look for nest sites.
We try to look out for them before the nests become too well established and full of the creatures, particularly if they are too close to us. Sometimes we don't notice them until it is too late.
Last year P was going around all the bird nest boxes in the garden to clean them out once nesting season had finished. As he opened up the box attached to the shed, a horde of angry wasps came rushing out. I don't think I have ever seen him move so fast.
Today, I was sitting out under the parasol enjoying my lunch in the sun when I noticed a couple of very large wasps investigating the small porch over the French doors. They seemed to be very persistent so P whipped out the can of insect spray and persuaded them to go away.
We shall need to keep an eye out for them to see where they try next.
A man walks into a pet shop and says:ReplyDelete
"I'd like to buy a wasp please."
Shopkeeper: "Sorry sir we don't sell wasps".
"Yes you do. You've got one in the window!"
That's an old Monty Python joke JayCee.
They're the best ones 😉Delete
What's wrong with wasps? Fascinating creatures that do not cause much harm to humans. If you leave them alone they will leave you alone. I also like them because dressed in their little black and amber jumpers they must all be Hull City fans.ReplyDelete
They are fine if they stick to the great outdoors. I just don't want to share my house with them. It is pretty painful when you accidentally step on one of them whilst walking across the room in bare feet.Delete
I have a friend who is allergic to wasp stings and it has always made me acutely aware of where they might nest.ReplyDelete
Yes. Those of us who are particularly prone to allergic reactions need to careful.I seem to be allergic to lots of things.Delete
The wasps here are worst in the fall. It's impossible to sit out with something to eat without have several come hovering.ReplyDelete
Ours are busy right now looking for hest sites. As you say, once they get established they can be a nuisance if too close.Delete