Ever attack a yellow jacket nest? Now with pics
Posted 12 June 2006 - 01:54 PM
Basketball sized, right in the middle of the yard, right next to my bamboo, at a six to six and a half foot altitude.
0) Wait for 11pm when it's dark and they are sleeping.
1) Spray expando sticky foam stuff into the one nest enterance.
2) Get on ladder, grab branch, break branch, stuff nest into double trash bags.
3) Hose self off to remove wasps, stuff bag in freezer to kill wasps.
4) Get in shower, remove anti-wasp gear with water running full blast in case of ninja-wasps.
0: Waiting to do something of questionable intelligence is fun, right?
1: Went almost as well, sealed the nest nicely.
2: Not so much. Branch broke, branch slipped out of hand, nest fell six feet and broke open, plus it's rather hard to get a Y shaped branch and nest into a trashbag without ripping it, and just as hard to close off the top properly (no drawstrings)
3: Took a bit, had to hose bag off twice, had to change doors to do it in front of as wasps followed me to the light.
4: Hard to get helmet off, found a ninja-wasp drowned in tub, sent it down the garbage disposal unit.
5: Finished at midnight, and had entirely too much adrenilin in me to sleep any time soon.
Number of times stung: 0
The key is Teh Super Anti-wasp Suit of Doom.
Which i have pictures of, i should be able to get them out of the camera tonight.
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:25 PM
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:54 PM
Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:55 PM
I can't wait to see pskov's pics! I know they'll beeeeeee great!!!!!!
Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:56 PM
i just had to eliminate a huge hive of bees from my chimney. Why must bees make their home in my chimney... ? A good roaring fire sent them all packing.
lol i bet! Good thing they went packing in an upward direction!
I was going to take a few shots before executing my plan, till i realized the local store had close and i'd be driving 15 minutes each way...
Haven't opened the freezer or checked the previous location of the nest today, i'll do both tonight, give 'em a solid 18 hours in the freezer :P
Posted 12 June 2006 - 04:25 PM
Posted 12 June 2006 - 04:26 PM
My friends dad got bit a week later by some bees in the pocket of the raincoat his son had on during a late night in-ground nest torture session. There is some agency you can call that freezes the nest & puts it in a bag. I don't know who handles that but it never crossed my mind to do it myself.
Pskov, too radge.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 04:59 PM
Anywways, I was clearing some brush when all the sudden I feel a sting on my hamstring. Then another. Then another. Then 15 more. Turns out about like 15 wasps had flown up my jean leg and started stinging me like maddddd.
Wasps & bees & Yellow Jackets = Bad.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 05:06 PM
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 11:50 PM
Note the scale marking on the nest, it's rough (based on a yellow jacket being half an inch long, which is generally true), but gives you a good idea of size.
I am very glad this was an airborn nest, i've heard nothing but horrer stories about subterranian nests.
Posted 13 June 2006 - 04:12 AM
Posted 13 June 2006 - 09:22 AM
Did you yell touche?
Posted 13 June 2006 - 10:06 AM
The pictures are just the bomb diggety icing on the cake, though. That wasp fighting outfit...dude, that is friggin' top notch! It would make a kick ass Halloween costume!
But Dial8 beat me to referencing the fencing mask. Stroke 'o genius, to use that, by the way...
Posted 13 June 2006 - 10:21 AM
LMAO! You look like a scuba diving fencer. :lol:
Did you yell touche?
I love it Pskov.! My favorite is the nicely duct taped mag lite!