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Posted: 7/10/2005 7:21:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 10:33:47 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
I had 2 wasp nests up in the very peak of the roof, over the front door.


So my brilliant idea is to climb out the window you see on the right, barefoot onto a hot roof, and knock the wasp nests off with a long pole.

I get the 1st one okay, but it pisses off about 10 wasps. So as I'm fighting them off, I go for the 2nd one. I'm having trouble getting it, my feet are BURNING, and I'm getting attacked.

I finally bail on my plan, by now my feet are killing me and I"ve taken a sting on the hand. I can't get the damned window open at 1st, and I'm getting pretty desparate.

I get the window open, and I'm in such a rush I'm having trouble climbing back in. I finally toss my pole in, and just dive through the window, slam her shut.


Try 2 - do it from the ground, with a long pole and a power washer! Take that you bastards!

Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:23:27 AM EDT
I shot a big one with a BB gun. You get more time to escape that way.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:28:22 AM EDT
Insecticide was out of the question for some reason?
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:28:54 AM EDT
Ill call you the next time I need a wasp nest removed, I need a good laugh!
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:32:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:32:56 AM EDT
Paint Ball guns work great too.

Then leave them for a couple of days and let them rebuild.

Then do it all over again.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:33:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:33:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2005 7:34:01 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]

Originally Posted By dport:

Insecticide was out of the question for some reason?




My cans are almost empty, so they won't spray that high from the ground, plus I wanted the nests gone.


Would have been the sane approach.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:36:47 AM EDT
There is something about wasp nests that turns people into tactical geniuses. I saw one in the rafters of a porch several years ago and decided to spray it with the garden hose. One of the offended wasps promptly flew into my face and poked his stinger into my left jowl. The whirring noise of his wings sounded like a ricocheting bullet. Soon afterwards I used a can of poison to properly zap the nest. Lesson learned: It is hard to hit a tiny flying target with a garden hose.

Galland


Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:37:07 AM EDT
Was the phrase, "Here hold my beer" uttered at some point in this process?

Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:40:26 AM EDT
I really like your front door.
What are your work hours again? Is the door bolted down?


Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:40:28 AM EDT
made a new avatar for you
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:41:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

made a new avatar for you





OMG!
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:41:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Galland:
There is something about wasp nests that turns people into tactical geniuses.





Yeah, I think we all have our wasp stories. I attacked a nest with a fire exstinguisher one time. A good full blast actually drops them pretty quickly.
Problem is, and unbeknownst to me at the time, it doesnt keep'm down like the wasp and hornet killer spray. And they do get up mightily pissed off.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:42:57 AM EDT
avatar test
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:43:46 AM EDT
Sounds a lot like a Stooge episode...or maybe a Laurel & Hardy one. Although it must have hurt like hell...I'd still have like to have seen it.

Hmmmm...I wonder if your wasps are first cousins to the yellow jackets that got me yesterday while I was mowing.

Still stings now and then too...
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:47:09 AM EDT
this one should be easier to read as an avatar

Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:53:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
this one should be easier to read as an avatar
img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/deathray187/avatar2.jpg



Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:53:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DScott:
Was the phrase, "Here hold my beer" uttered at some point in this process?





And surely someone around there has a movie camera.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:55:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
this one should be easier to read as an avatar
img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/deathray187/avatar2.jpg




Let's see.....
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 7:55:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2005 7:56:19 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
bit better. too funny
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:01:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:
Insecticide was out of the question for some reason?





It kills brain cells........ duhhhh
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:15:34 AM EDT
Sounds like you need a shotgun filled rocksalt.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:17:05 AM EDT
NOt to threadjack, but beautiful house you have!
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:20:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2005 8:33:12 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]

Originally Posted By w4klr:

NOt to threadjack, but beautiful house you have!




Thank you. Now I just wish I had more property.......and less neighbors.


Out back:

Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:21:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

made a new avatar for you

img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/deathray187/avatar.jpg




OMG!





Now, why didn't you post this in survival?

"How do I effectively deal with bees post-shtf?"
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:22:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:
NOt to threadjack, but beautiful house you have!



I was thinking "How does such a foolish man afford such a nice house?"

Just picking on you.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:22:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:


I was thinking "How does such a foolish man afford such a nice house?"

Just picking on you.




Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:27:09 AM EDT
I'd buy a dvd in a sec if it was full of all the dumb ass stuff people do when they around bees, wasps, and the like. Something about them brings out the idiot in ALL of us. Anyone that says otherwise is lying thru their teeth.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:32:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:42:43 AM EDT
You'll have to burn the house down.........It's the only way to be sure........
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:45:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AZMAN-1:

You'll have to burn the house down.........It's the only way to be sure........



Should I shoot my dogs first, or call the PD to do that?
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:47:56 AM EDT
12ga. #7.5 1 1/4 oz load. That will work every time
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 9:10:11 AM EDT
The good news is that you now technically qualify for handicap plates and can park right out front of the store. Retards do get handicap plates don't they?
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 9:12:04 AM EDT
Paintball guns work great, as do sling shots with firecrackers.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 9:13:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By AZMAN-1:

You'll have to burn the house down.........It's the only way to be sure........



Should I shoot my dogs first, or call the PD to do that?



Do you have any Korean or Vietnamese neighbors??.....
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 9:39:29 AM EDT
[liberal]You were supposed to put the nest in a plastic garbage bag and relocate the nest.[/liberal]
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 9:47:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By COZ_45:
Get some Ortho Wasp and Hornet Killer.

The key is the work "Killer"

Sprays about 15 feet. It drops them pretty damn fast and if just a little gets on them they do this creepy fly into the wall over and over deal.




Bingo...

I would have loved to watch that event go down.


~Dg84
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 10:31:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:

The good news is that you now technically qualify for handicap plates and can park right out front of the store. Retards do get handicap plates don't they?




Wife already has one - we try not to use it much.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 10:35:02 AM EDT
Spray a flammable substance all over the nest then light on fire.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 10:35:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I had 2 wasp nests up in the very peak of the roof, over the front door.


So my brilliant idea is to climb out the window you see on the right, barefoot onto a hot roof, and knock the wasp nests off with a long pole.

I get the 1st one okay, but it pisses off about 10 wasps. So as I'm fighting them off, I go for the 2nd one. I'm having trouble getting it, my feet are BURNING, and I'm getting attacked.

I finally bail on my plan, by now my feet are killing me and I"ve taken a sting on the hand. I can't get the damned window open at 1st, and I'm getting pretty desparate.

I get the window open, and I'm in such a rush I'm having trouble climbing back in. I finally toss my pole in, and just dive through the window, slam her shut.


Try 2 - do it from the ground, with a long pole and a power washer! Take that you bastards!





I usually have to toss my pole into rooms before I enter aw well.


asdfkjadsgl;''h
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 10:43:58 AM EDT
Wait you have a pressure washer...

But you used a stick?

Do you carve your own knives out of stone and club animals for food too?

Technology is your friend.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 11:57:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 1:05:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
My cans are almost empty, so they won't spray that high from the ground, plus I wanted the nests gone.




Get a pole. Hose-clamp a can of hornet spray to the end. Attach a gate hinge to the top of the pole so the other half flops over the top of the can and presses on the button. Tie a string to the hinge so you can pull on it. Now you have an "extension" for your bug spray.

You can use the same rig with spray paint on Red Light Cameras, but that's a different story altogether...
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:33:31 AM EDT
Round #2 today!


Got a new can of spray. 22 ft range, but wouldn't do the trick from the ground, so out on the roof again.


This time, I wore footwear, and sprayed the nests.


Mission accomplished, zero failure, zero casualties on my side.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:39:29 AM EDT
(cough) Pest control(cough)
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:40:50 AM EDT
Yes fightfor, nice house!

I wish I had a pool(sigh)

Technically, my apt complex HAS a pool, but the pool is not functioning.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:50:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Out back:

userweb.suscom.net/~sbritton/York,%20PA%20-%20Featured%20Homes_files/image012.jpg




have you considered a swim-up bar for this yet?

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:58:19 AM EDT
You WILL provide video of such activities in the future!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:02:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By torstin:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Out back:

userweb.suscom.net/~sbritton/York,%20PA%20-%20Featured%20Homes_files/image012.jpg




have you considered a swim-up bar for this yet?





That would require getting the wife to actually ALLOW guests.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:09:17 AM EDT
I use carb cleaner on them, add lighter for fun
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