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(Newser)   Wasps: What are they good for, again? Well, wine-making, it turns out. Scientists say that wine drinkers can thank wasps and hornets for the complex aroma and taste of their favorite vino   (newser.com) divider line 50
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2012-08-04 09:29:59 PM  
Wait until the frogs hear about this.
 
2012-08-04 10:40:23 PM  
media.celebremix.com
 
2012-08-04 11:03:36 PM  
Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.
 
2012-08-04 11:05:12 PM  
Drink beer, eat beef, you farking commies.
 
2012-08-04 11:07:38 PM  
www.guitarepirate.com
 
2012-08-04 11:08:07 PM  
Aren't most WASPs wine drinkers?
 
2012-08-04 11:08:20 PM  
As a WASP, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2012-08-04 11:12:47 PM  
To wine makers.
You didn't make that.
 
2012-08-04 11:14:44 PM  
Ew ew ew.
 
2012-08-04 11:15:25 PM  
Greatest threat to America? Wasps and hornets.
 
2012-08-04 11:16:07 PM  
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"Lovey! We're out of Chardonnay."
 
2012-08-04 11:18:57 PM  

shotglasss: Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.


I will pile onto your comment.

I LOVE killing wasps that way. My dad was a little more creative and used gasoline and fire, but he actually did it in a safe manner.

Here is another fun method:

1. Good health insurance
2. Safety glasses
3. Gloves
3. Aerosol can of something flammable, like WD-40
5. Lighter
6. You can figure out the rest
 
2012-08-04 11:19:41 PM  
Not when they build a giant farking nest around my front entryway they aren't. The only good wasp is a dead wasp.
 
2012-08-04 11:20:29 PM  
images.starpulse.com

Approves
 
2012-08-04 11:21:29 PM  
There's been an unusual increase in a specific hornet species around here (Oklahoma) this year.
The theory was, I think, that an unusually warm winter lead to a low mortality rate in the eggs and larva.
They're everywhere, but very passive.

The wasps prefer eating cicadas so they're more than welcome to hang out. God damn I hate those things.
 
2012-08-04 11:22:55 PM  

bmihura: shotglasss: Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.

I will pile onto your comment.

I LOVE killing wasps that way. My dad was a little more creative and used gasoline and fire, but he actually did it in a safe manner.

Here is another fun method:

1. Good health insurance
2. Safety glasses
3. Gloves
3. Aerosol can of something flammable, like WD-40
5. Lighter
6. You can figure out the rest


My dad was a fan of Aqua Net
 
2012-08-04 11:31:16 PM  

bmr68: bmihura: shotglasss: Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.

I will pile onto your comment.

I LOVE killing wasps that way. My dad was a little more creative and used gasoline and fire, but he actually did it in a safe manner.

Here is another fun method:

1. Good health insurance
2. Safety glasses
3. Gloves
3. Aerosol can of something flammable, like WD-40
5. Lighter
6. You can figure out the rest

My dad was a fan of Aqua Net


Yeah, pretty much anything in an aerosol can can do the job. Hey, he said "can" twice. I really like cans! Triple-entendre.
 
2012-08-04 11:31:51 PM  

bmihura: shotglasss: Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.

I will pile onto your comment.

I LOVE killing wasps that way. My dad was a little more creative and used gasoline and fire, but he actually did it in a safe manner.

Here is another fun method:

1. Good health insurance
2. Safety glasses
3. Gloves
3. Aerosol can of something flammable, like WD-40
5. Lighter
6. You can figure out the rest


1. Check
2. Check
3. Check
4. Check
5. Check
6. About this time the wife starts asking what the hell am I planning on doing, asking if the vinyl siding is fireproof, why am I bothering them since they're not bothering me, and other fun spoiling things....
 
2012-08-04 11:32:10 PM  

shotglasss: Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.


fark detergent. I need something hardcore that knocks them to the ground, I'll take care of the rest.
 
2012-08-04 11:33:06 PM  
I spray 'em with the garden hose and then stomp em while they are down.
Very satisfying to administer the fatal blow yourself rather than use chemicals.
Plus the thrill of the slight danger they could fly up and git ya 'for you stomp em.
 
2012-08-04 11:33:57 PM  
Some wasp species are an important predator of spiders, others of caterpillars and other pest insects. Wasps, in general, are pretty useful animals. Unless you like spiders.
 
2012-08-04 11:36:09 PM  
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Charlie was right.
 
2012-08-04 11:37:14 PM  
Figs can thank wasps too.
 
2012-08-04 11:37:56 PM  
Don't make wasps a good thing. They are already taking refuge in my house's chimley
 
2012-08-04 11:38:19 PM  

thursdaypostal: Some wasp species are an important predator of spiders, others of caterpillars and other pest insects. Wasps, in general, are pretty useful animals. Unless you like spiders.


Ugh....I think I'd rather have the spiders. Never been bitten by a spider, but have been stung a couple of times by wasps and hornets. They can all DIAF for all I care.
 
2012-08-04 11:39:19 PM  
Came for WASPs, Thurston is representing; leaving satisfied.
 
2012-08-04 11:41:43 PM  

thursdaypostal: Some wasp species are an important predator of spiders, others of caterpillars and other pest insects. Wasps, in general, are pretty useful animals. Unless you like spiders.


Every year the last week of July my house gets invaded by hundreds of flies. Spiders do wonders for helping kill the flies.

/hate flies
//hate the larger power bill for closing the windows and running the AC even more
 
2012-08-04 11:50:20 PM  
That wasp spray the forest service uses us the stuff to use. 40 ft reach and kills them dead instantly. Smells like citronella
 
2012-08-04 11:51:47 PM  

Ashtrey: shotglasss: Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.

fark detergent. I need something hardcore that knocks them to the ground, I'll take care of the rest.


I generally have a world outlook that recognizes the interdependent web of all living things and respect for all creatures great and small, but I draw the line at wasps.

My personal best is being stung seven times on one job. I don't go to work without at least one can of wasp killer and some ammonia (for dealing with the stings).

I really hate it when they start swarming around me and I'm on a scaffold tower or roped to the building...no escape.
 
2012-08-04 11:57:20 PM  
basically it's complex

Something tickles me about the juxtaposition of those two words.
 
2012-08-05 12:02:08 AM  

wildlifer: That wasp spray the forest service uses us the stuff to use. 40 ft reach and kills them dead instantly. Smells like citronella


I'd like to buy some. Yellow Jackets seem to love building nests on my house. I hate those damn things. I was stung 8 times last summer after disturbing a nest with my lawnmower. Little bastards.
 
2012-08-05 12:07:41 AM  
I'll kill anything that stings. I stepped on a yellowjacket nest when I was 3 and got tagged a bunch. Still haven't gotten over it yet.
 
2012-08-05 12:12:38 AM  

DubyaHater: wildlifer: That wasp spray the forest service uses us the stuff to use. 40 ft reach and kills them dead instantly. Smells like citronella

I'd like to buy some. --SNIP-- Little bastards.


Same here, got a brand name?
 
2012-08-05 12:17:17 AM  
surprised nobody posted this one yet...

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2243176
 
2012-08-05 12:18:29 AM  
Link
/pops...maybe better
 
2012-08-05 12:23:57 AM  
Well seeing how I'm on my second bottle of wine tonight, thank you wasps.

/Do not that this as a green light to build in the shed, I will still kill you.
 
2012-08-05 12:27:27 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
Grace and civility at the table.
 
2012-08-05 12:39:45 AM  
Oh, those wasps.
 
2012-08-05 12:44:13 AM  

Mega Steve: thursdaypostal:. Never been bitten by a spider, but have been stung a couple of times by wasps and hornets. They can all DIAF for all I care.


WHERE DO YOU LIVE???
 
2012-08-05 12:45:54 AM  
We've been getting wasps really bad this year compared to others at the wind farm I work at, to the point where a swarm of close to a hundred wasps will attack us the moment we pull up to a turbine. We've had to start showing up at dawn with several cans of wasp killer to get them while they're still asleep if we want to get any work done. They also nest in the access road gates too and I've been bit several times opening gates to let the truck go through.
 
2012-08-05 01:23:03 AM  

thursdaypostal: Some wasp species are an important predator of spiders, others of caterpillars and other pest insects. Wasps, in general, are pretty useful animals. Unless you like spiders.


Yeah, exactly. Why would you want to kill wasps? As long as you're not an over-dramatic idiot who flaps their arms and screams whenever a wasp is near you, they tend to leave you alone.

/still don't want wasp spittle in my wine.
 
2012-08-05 01:29:49 AM  
Back when I was a kid on the farm, we used to use toxaphene. The only wasp spray that kills cows.

/take that, Bossy
 
2012-08-05 02:19:10 AM  
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Paging Tipper Gore, Tipper Gore to the white courtesy phone...
 
2012-08-05 02:20:49 AM  
I still remember one summer when i was young and the parents were away. They ate through the ceiling to get out of the attic I guess, but being that the parents' door was closed, they couldn't escape. I went in there to answer the phone and noticed crunchy things on the ground. I looked down, screamed like a biatch, and ran out. Probably pretty funny to see.

/at work they mock me for getting freaked out by wasps (we have A/C but the boss prefers to just leave the door open).
 
2012-08-05 02:32:48 AM  
I've got paper wasps hanging out in my back yard, and they're pretty laid back and don't fark with me. They help keep the bugs out of the container plants I put under their nests, and they drink the runoff when I water my plants.

Like spiders, they get a bad rap, and are actually far more beneficial than they are a nuisance.

www.lawestvector.org
 
2012-08-05 03:03:22 AM  
Paper wasps are OK.

I accidently got too close to a nest once, and about eight of them flew out and just kind of hovered in front of me in a very nonchelant way.

I backed the fark up, and they didn't follow. Just landed back on the nest and went back inside.

/Wish people could be half as cool.
 
2012-08-05 03:44:49 AM  

bmihura: shotglasss: Wasps are only good for getting sprayed with wasp killer. Haven't tried that Dawn dish detergent method yet, but I enjoy killing the little bastiges.

I will pile onto your comment.

I LOVE killing wasps that way. My dad was a little more creative and used gasoline and fire, but he actually did it in a safe manner.

Here is another fun method:

1. Good health insurance
2. Safety glasses
3. Gloves
3. Aerosol can of something flammable, like WD-40
5. Lighter
6. You can figure out the rest


My stupid ass neighbour just killed a small wasp nest on his back door frame with this method except he used a can of red paint or red grease or something. He burnt up the wasp nest all right, and also melted his vinyl siding, put a massive greasy red stain on the side of his house, and damn near set it on fire. The reaction from his equally stupid wife was priceless. I watched the entire thing while working on my deck.
 
2012-08-05 09:20:00 AM  

Hagenhatesyouall: I've got paper wasps hanging out in my back yard, and they're pretty laid back and don't fark with me. They help keep the bugs out of the container plants I put under their nests, and they drink the runoff when I water my plants.

Like spiders, they get a bad rap, and are actually far more beneficial than they are a nuisance.

[www.lawestvector.org image 342x360]


Until they build a nest under the handle of the hatchback on your winter truck and your 4 year old daughter goes to open it.

All over the place this year. 4 cans of spray already and they somehow keep trying to build new nests.
 
2012-08-05 10:35:59 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: thursdaypostal: Some wasp species are an important predator of spiders, others of caterpillars and other pest insects. Wasps, in general, are pretty useful animals. Unless you like spiders.

Every year the last week of July my house gets invaded by hundreds of flies. Spiders do wonders for helping kill the flies.

/hate flies
//hate the larger power bill for closing the windows and running the AC even more


Or you could use this brand new thing they invented just this week.

It's called a screen.
 
2012-08-05 02:38:03 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: There's been an unusual increase in a specific hornet species around here (Oklahoma) this year.
The theory was, I think, that an unusually warm winter lead to a low mortality rate in the eggs and larva.
They're everywhere, but very passive.

The wasps prefer eating cicadas so they're more than welcome to hang out. God damn I hate those things.


Cicadas? Why? The noise?
 
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