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Posted: 9/9/2018 7:14:21 PM EST
Several months ago, I got a discarded metal rack from a store, to use for a deer blind. I put it in place up near our pond, then used zip ties to put a camo tarp over the top. (Pic is just before I put the tarp on).
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I got a few more tarps earlier this week (cheapies from Harbor Freight), and today I went up there put them on. I stepped in, started unfolding a new tarp, then got swarmed by wasps. I hadn't seen the nest, up inside that camo tarp, but when I was flipping the new one around to unfold it I got some unwanted attention.

While I was trying to shoo them away with the empty tarp wrapper, one was stinging the back of my head and I couldn't get it off. Every time I reached for it, I could feel it move a bit and then start stinging again.

I finally tossed my cutters and stuff over by the Rzr, and got out of there.

I think next time I go up there, I'll look inside first.
Link Posted: 9/9/2018 7:37:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2018 9:53:26 PM EST
True, but I don't want to torch the tarp, or the woods.
Link Posted: 9/9/2018 11:27:59 PM EST
As a bonus, there will be fewer leaves to pick up.
Link Posted: 9/11/2018 11:46:46 AM EST
My wife found a good way to deal with flying wasps
Spray them with hair spray. Sticks up their wings and they drop to the ground
Link Posted: 9/11/2018 1:57:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MGVINCE:
My wife found a good way to deal with flying wasps
Spray them with hair spray. Sticks up their wings and they drop to the ground
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Even more fun if you light the spray.
Link Posted: 9/11/2018 2:49:01 PM EST
Assholes of the insect world!!!!
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 6:54:34 AM EST
Damn red wasp got me on the wrist last night while splitting wood!
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 7:50:48 AM EST
I hate them things.
Link Posted: 9/13/2018 7:51:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2018 8:29:57 AM EST
A bucket of hot water mixed with lots of dawn will do the trick. Maybe not so much out in the woods by your deer blind but around the house it'll work.
Link Posted: 10/11/2018 11:55:48 AM EST
Temps were in the mid 40s earlier, so I went up to check on the blind. The wasp nest was about 2" across, with a bunch of wasps on it, so I knocked it down and stepped on them.

I haven't made a door yet, but the rest of the blind is ready for next month.

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Link Posted: 10/11/2018 4:09:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 67Firebird:
Temps were in the mid 40s earlier, so I went up to check on the blind. The wasp nest was about 2" across, with a bunch of wasps on it, so I knocked it down and stepped on them.

I haven't made a door yet, but the rest of the blind is ready for next month.

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Like a boss good stomps
Link Posted: 11/11/2018 12:43:06 PM EST
New blind officially broken in this morning.

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