(Closed) I know we are all bees here…

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you not have screens on your windows? If not, get some.

Wasps are very terratorial. Get a fake wasp nest and hang it outside – it really does work to deter other wasps from coming around.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You can buy a spray for wasps at Home Improvements stores. Go around the house and look for nests, then spray the nests. Knock the nests down with a broom afterwards.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Nurse_Bee:  A few years ago we found wasps getting into our house half-dead.  They were coming in through some duct work and through our air conditioning vents.  Once we figured out where they came from, Darling Husband cut off their route into the house with spray insulation (there were some gaps around the outside of the venting).  He got wasp spray to kill them outside.  We finally conqured the wasps, but not before I got stung by a half-dying one that was IN OUR BED!!!!!!

I had never been stung before, it was on my upper thigh, and it was really itchy and got hard underneath, but I healed after a week or so.

Hopefully it was just an isolated wasp that got farrr away from its nest.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

hehe, I just got your title 😉

Eeek! I would get someone to inspect things just incase you have some between windows or something. And have wasp spray on hand for freak out moments!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In an emergency you can also use hair spray- they will be sticky and unable to fly.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I’m seriously almost phobic about wasps. Not to terrify you, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have someone check it out. We discovered a few wasps in our house (one that I STEPPED ON AND HAD TO PULL OUT OF MY TOE WHILE I SCREAMED BLOODY MURDER) and then found that they were building a nest in our bathroom window….

Because their previous nest was too full. I think I mentioned it on the Bee before – they had built a nest over 6 feet long in our basement. The guy told us there were more than enough wasps there to have killed us had they swarmed.

 

Yeah, I hate wasps. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Nurse_Bee:  and I’m sorry to say, I found an older post where I mentioned it, and that said 10ft. LOL. All I know is that it went across 3 support beams in our basement. Each of which are a few feet apart. I’d sleep with a can of Raid, but I’m paranoid like that. 

 

I’d definitely bet they are coming from the woods somewhere then. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

OMG I so shouldn’t have read this before bed.  I have a severe wasp allergy…so anything flying and buzzing freaks me out.

Post # 14
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@hisgoosiegirl:  “they had built a nest over 6 feet long in our basement. The guy told us there were more than enough wasps there to have killed us had they swarmed.”


OMG!! I’d have freaked!!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Mrs.KMM:  um yeah. I kinda did. Hence now becoming a screaming, arm-flapping machine any time a bee comes near. 

 

I’m seriously traumatized by having to pull that mother f-ing wasp OUT OF MY FOOT. 

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