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17 September 2006 @ 06:18 pm
Lions and Tigers and Wasps, Oh My!  
So... Following in the tone of my last whining post, it now appears that I have not one, not two, not three, but no fewer than SIX wasp nests in the eaves over my entry way. Lovely.

I've got one coat of paint on the walls of the bedroom, am reasonably satisfied with the color, though I would very much like to see it with furniture and bedding and such in it. Still undecided if I am going to talk to my aunt first, or just declare that I am not willing to sleep on the couch while dealing with Family Politics. Sink problem appears to be with water coming in, and is likely to be able to be solved by replacing the fawcet assembly (which I wanted to replace eventually anyway.) So while I can't say progress is good, at least progress is happening. With all the speed of a herd of turtles. But happening.
Cirdancirdan_havens on September 18th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
Those little wasp catching bags they have out in the stores actually work pretty well. *shudders* But yes, wasps... Luckily, my bro was there at the time so he could take care of the three nests we had.
Sandpanthersandpanther on September 18th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
Ah, good to know. So far the wasps aren't bothering me. But I think having them right over the entry is a Bad Thing, so they will need to find a new home.
Cirdancirdan_havens on September 18th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Just having them there is scary I think
fresnefresne on September 18th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
Well, what my father always did
Was wait for chilly weather. Get up at a truely early hour of the morning when it's in the forty degrees and zap them with really high powered water.

Last wasp nest we had, I did the same thing, only with a poker. But that one was tiny and within reach.
Sandpanthersandpanther on September 18th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, what my father always did
Yeah, I think my current plan involves waiting until the weather gets colder (something that should be happening sooner, rather than later), then zapping them with wasp killing spray. Alternately, I have a friend who has offered to go zapping them with wasp killing spray,w hich has the advantage that I could cheer him on while remaining safely indoors.

This does leave me with a lingering, "what would Miles do?" feeling. Though I'm afraid a Miles solution may not leave the house standing...
K. Stonhamsakon76 on September 18th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, what my father always did
Now if it was /drains/ Miles would be your man....

Perhaps asking "What would Countess Cordelia do?" might get you further?
SnarkyLlama: It's alive!llamabitchyo on September 18th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Six wasps' nests... well... you were never one for half-measures?

(*pokes your turtles with a stick* Yo, pick up the pace.)