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(Gizmodo)   It's just a wasp nest. Go in there, squirt some Raid on it, have ten million wasps come out, pick you up and jam you headfirst into the nest AAAAAAGGHHHHH   (gizmodo.com) divider line 123
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2013-04-12 06:56:14 PM
Well, there goes MY good night's sleep...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-12 07:02:32 PM
If they suspect it is an invasive African species, why can't they go one tiny step further and tell us which? "A house in Spain was infested by a 7 meter nest of the African species Vespa hominivorax." It's that easy.
 
2013-04-12 07:32:09 PM
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-04-12 07:33:31 PM
img.myconfinedspace.com
 
2013-04-12 07:35:43 PM

Bathia_Mapes: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x284]


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2013-04-12 07:36:17 PM

Bathia_Mapes: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x284]


One spider is fine.

Twin spiders as well.

Five hundred baby spiders descending from the ceiling down to the pillow where I lie, and Aaaaaaaaaaagh!
 
2013-04-12 07:46:06 PM
Better AAAAAAGGHHHHH, than the damn things deciding to wage WAAAGH!.
 
2013-04-12 08:09:15 PM
Gah!
 
2013-04-12 08:10:15 PM
Yeah regular wasps are fine and all, but those giant asian invasive ones are way better.
 
2013-04-12 08:11:05 PM
and I thought nothing could creep me out more than the spider pics/stories.

/wish I hadn't looked at that.
 
2013-04-12 08:11:24 PM
Sources say authorities were surprised, however, when what they initially thought to be a gigantic hornet's nest was actually discovered to be old man winter's fresh new look for summer.
 
2013-04-12 08:11:41 PM
Bloody Protestants.
 
2013-04-12 08:11:47 PM
So, how do you kill one of those nests without burning down the house or just making them really mad?

My first guess would be to drape the house in plastic at night then bug bomb it, but would that really get them all?
 
2013-04-12 08:11:56 PM
This headline (I refuse to glance up to see what it said) had the same effect on me as the movie poster for Man On a Ledge.  Instant fetal position.
 
2013-04-12 08:12:37 PM
Had a problem last summer with wasps constantly getting into my apartment somehow. One after the other. I had nightmares about getting hurt in the middle of the night. Lucky for me wasps make a real loud annoying sound so I was never surprised with one being right on me. I bought a can of RAID extra strength wasps killer and by the end of the summer I had just about killed every rich, whitebread farking yuppy that had been getting into my apartment.
 
2013-04-12 08:14:26 PM

skinink: Had a problem last summer with wasps constantly getting into my apartment somehow. One after the other. I had nightmares about getting hurt in the middle of the night. Lucky for me wasps make a real loud annoying sound so I was never surprised with one being right on me. I bought a can of RAID extra strength wasps killer and by the end of the summer I had just about killed every rich, whitebread farking yuppy that had been getting into my apartment.


Okay, you're funny.
 
2013-04-12 08:14:41 PM

rev. dave: So, how do you kill one of those nests without burning down the house or just making them really mad?

My first guess would be to drape the house in plastic at night then bug bomb it, but would that really get them all?


One bottle of bleach and some amonia and come back a few days later with a hazmat team.
 
2013-04-12 08:15:28 PM

rev. dave: So, how do you kill one of those nests without burning down the house or just making them really mad?

My first guess would be to drape the house in plastic at night then bug bomb it, but would that really get them all?


I'm not sure why you're ruling out burning it down. If I walked in on that my responses would start with burn it down and work up to nuke the site from orbit.
 
2013-04-12 08:16:01 PM

skinink: Had a problem last summer with wasps constantly getting into my apartment somehow. One after the other. I had nightmares about getting hurt in the middle of the night. Lucky for me wasps make a real loud annoying sound so I was never surprised with one being right on me. I bought a can of RAID extra strength wasps killer and by the end of the summer I had just about killed every rich, whitebread farking yuppy that had been getting into my apartment.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-12 08:16:15 PM

rev. dave: So, how do you kill one of those nests without burning down the house or just making them really mad?


Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-04-12 08:17:58 PM
imageshack.us

I have to say, high on my list of things not to do around a 22 foot farking wasp's nest, LEAVING MY FLASH TURNED ON would be pretty damned close to the top.

Brave photographer, or stupid photographer? Your pick.
 
2013-04-12 08:18:40 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-12 08:19:18 PM
Experts have examined the nest, which is said to be 21'9" in length, and say the common type of wasp found in gardens would never normally build a nest of this size.

Can't they tell what type of wasp it is by looking at one of the wasps?
 
2013-04-12 08:19:42 PM

Candygram4Mongo: Bathia_Mapes: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x284]

One spider is fine.

Twin spiders as well.

Five hundred baby spiders descending from the ceiling down to the pillow where I lie, and Aaaaaaaaaaagh!


See I would be OK with it if I could control them like Baron Spider from Ninja Gaiden 2.  I always hated that boss.

fc06.deviantart.net
 
2013-04-12 08:21:36 PM
Now i think i know how people who are cool with giant spiders feel during spider threads. This doesn't bother me at all.
 
2013-04-12 08:22:57 PM
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2013-04-12 08:25:22 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/thread
 
2013-04-12 08:26:37 PM

squrrelco3: [img213.imageshack.us image 576x304]


Tiny fist, etc.
 
2013-04-12 08:27:20 PM
i.stack.imgur.com

Nuke.

Orbit.

Sure.
 
2013-04-12 08:27:34 PM

Gilligann: Experts have examined the nest, which is said to be 21'9" in length, and say the common type of wasp found in gardens would never normally build a nest of this size.

Can't they tell what type of wasp it is by looking at one of the wasps?


So you want to go catch one of those wasps?  From its wasp commune?
 
2013-04-12 08:27:42 PM
www.sophisticatededge.com

That's right. Y'all  just keep worryin' about those wasps & spiders...

MUAHAHAHAHHAA!
 
2013-04-12 08:29:56 PM
www.heavyharmonies.com
 
2013-04-12 08:30:48 PM

Erix: Gilligann: Experts have examined the nest, which is said to be 21'9" in length, and say the common type of wasp found in gardens would never normally build a nest of this size.

Can't they tell what type of wasp it is by looking at one of the wasps?

So you want to go catch one of those wasps?  From its wasp commune?


Well, no. Although i'm not one of these "experts". I would think they could catch one.

Must be tons of them flying around outside the house.
 
2013-04-12 08:31:07 PM

lousyskater: [i.imgur.com image 780x506]


You know they're all girls, right?

I'd like to get a giant nest of ants and toss it in there with a remote camera just for added WTF-ness.
 
2013-04-12 08:31:29 PM

Amos Quito: [www.sophisticatededge.com image 390x259]

That's right. Y'all  just keep worryin' about those wasps & spiders...

MUAHAHAHAHHAA!


I've got these guys all over my house. We're buds.

thumbs.dreamstime.com

Problem?
 
2013-04-12 08:32:48 PM
What? sonofa....

Despite their common names, as adults, crane flies do not prey on mosquitoes, nor do they bite humans. Some larval crane flies are predatory and may occasionally eat mosquito larvae.[3] Adult crane flies feed on nectar or they do not feed at all. Once they become adults, most crane fly species exist as adults only to mate and die.

Well, there went my grand plan.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-12 08:33:33 PM
scottydoesntknow

Your killer wasp is a "cicada killer." They are solitary, or nest in small groups. They sting cicadas. They are not programmed to seek revenge on intruders.
 
2013-04-12 08:33:49 PM
If I was the first person to find that nest, I'd put some clothing near the nest so it would appear the nest was covering a dead person.  Some kid-size shoes with about a foot of pant leg on each would be perfect.  Put them close together and aimed into the nest.  Maybe a "big book of bugs" nearby.

Then let someone else discover the nest.
 
2013-04-12 08:34:03 PM
Debating whether to click this link...

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2013-04-12 08:34:05 PM
t0.gstatic.com
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-12 08:34:25 PM
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-04-12 08:37:33 PM
i361.photobucket.com

These guys are way worse!
 
2013-04-12 08:40:04 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Oh, look, a family of WASPS.
 
2013-04-12 08:40:07 PM

Gilligann: Erix: Gilligann: Experts have examined the nest, which is said to be 21'9" in length, and say the common type of wasp found in gardens would never normally build a nest of this size.

Can't they tell what type of wasp it is by looking at one of the wasps?

So you want to go catch one of those wasps?  From its wasp commune?

Well, no. Although i'm not one of these "experts". I would think they could catch one.

Must be tons of them flying around outside the house.


How many wasp experts can there be on the Canary Islands?  I wonder if it's just the local gardening club that knows about insect pests or something.

/I obviously know nothing about the Canary Islands.
 
2013-04-12 08:40:27 PM
That's some good nightmare fuel there.
 
2013-04-12 08:42:33 PM
i6.photobucket.com

This Wasp can stay...
 
2013-04-12 08:43:34 PM
My question is, what made the neighbors concerned over the house?
 
2013-04-12 08:44:59 PM

studebaker hoch: If I was the first person to find that nest, I'd put some clothing near the nest so it would appear the nest was covering a dead person.  Some kid-size shoes with about a foot of pant leg on each would be perfect.  Put them close together and aimed into the nest.  Maybe a "big book of bugs" nearby.

Then let someone else discover the nest.


You forgot the pigs blood. It is not a make believe killing zone without garments covered in pigs blood.
 
2013-04-12 08:45:25 PM

KangTheMad: My question is, what made the neighbors concerned over the house?


Probably all the local homeless and pets being carried into the house.  Or maybe the 120db steady hum of a million wings beating constantly.
 
2013-04-12 08:46:45 PM

ZAZ: scottydoesntknow

Your killer wasp is a "cicada killer." They are solitary, or nest in small groups. They sting cicadas. They are not programmed to seek revenge on intruders.


Um, they are aggressive as hell around my place- lay claim to the whole yard. Sure, I've never been stung by one, but the third or fourth time one comes at me (bro), even if it's just bluffing, I have to end it.
 
2013-04-12 08:47:15 PM
I want to chuck a string of firecrackers in there. With a really really long fuze.
 
2013-04-12 08:51:37 PM
Gah. I don't mind spiders or snakes, but flying bugs scare the beejesus out of me. There is something about the sound that drives me insane. Though, here in So Cal we get tarantula hawk wasps (they're huge, don't search if you're squeamish).

/the goddess was laughing when she made me: I love gardening but am scared to death of bees.
//currently thinking of buying a bee-keeper's hat and net, long sleeve shirts, and an MP3 player to cope
///also just finished installing a veggie garden at the local church that I'll be maintaining. Goddess must be laughing harder now.
 
2013-04-12 08:53:41 PM
Evil, mean, vindictive....wasps are natures dickheads. Seal off that room and toss in a thermite grenade.  Just give it up, they own that room.
 
2013-04-12 08:54:58 PM
I have a ton of paper wasps in my yard. They patrol my tomato plants like rabid dobermans and kill the hell out of those little green caterpillars so they are totally cool as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-04-12 08:55:23 PM
www.statesymbolsusa.org

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.
 
2013-04-12 08:57:49 PM
The article states that authorities could not locate the homeowner.  He's probably in the nest.


/heebie-jeebies
 
2013-04-12 08:58:52 PM
imageshack.us 

SPAWN MORE OVERLORDS
 
2013-04-12 08:59:36 PM

orclover: KangTheMad: My question is, what made the neighbors concerned over the house?

Probably all the local homeless and pets being carried into the house.  Or maybe the 120db steady hum of a million wings beating constantly.


"Honey, the kid is missing"

"Huh...Did you notice the house next door seems to be vibrating? The mailbox fell off just now."

"Those damn kids with their weird waspstep music or whatever they call it. I'm gonna go kick them outta there"


....

"Louise! Louise! Let's go, we're leaving, now."

"Leaving? what?"

"No time to explain, we're going to Australia, it's safer there."

"But where is Timmy?"

"Forget Timmy, the wasps have him now. MOVE!"
 
2013-04-12 09:05:42 PM
In the next room over is a lair containing thousands of black widow spiders.
 
2013-04-12 09:10:13 PM

studebaker hoch: If I was the first person to find that nest, I'd put some clothing near the nest so it would appear the nest was covering a dead person.  Some kid-size shoes with about a foot of pant leg on each would be perfect.  Put them close together and aimed into the nest.  Maybe a "big book of bugs" nearby.

Then let someone else discover the nest.


It is a vacant home so I'm assuming the homeowner hasn't been located yet. There's one place they haven't checked yet.
 
2013-04-12 09:13:10 PM

Booneht: There's one place they haven't checked yet.


Why is it always the last place you look?
 
2013-04-12 09:15:55 PM
I've never run into a wasp that didn't survive a quick shot with this:

www.zepindustries.eu

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.
 
2013-04-12 09:16:50 PM

tgambitg: I've never run into a wasp that didn't survived a quick shot with this:

[www.zepindustries.eu image 342x475]

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.


wow... FTFM....
 
2013-04-12 09:17:13 PM

studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.


Nice picture, Studebaker, but I like this one better...

tucsoncitizen.com
 
2013-04-12 09:19:34 PM

ZAZ: If they suspect it is an invasive African species, why can't they go one tiny step further and tell us which? "A house in Spain was infested by a 7 meter nest of the African species Vespa hominivorax." It's that easy.


The big problem is that news sites just copy the same story and pass it along. Another problem is that many languages use the same word for bee and wasp.

A minor amount of googling turns up that they sprayed poision and killed them all, and that the "wasps" were African killer bees (Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata adansonii)

www.gomeranoticias.com
 
2013-04-12 09:31:23 PM

rev. dave: So, how do you kill one of those nests without burning down the house or just making them really mad?

My first guess would be to drape the house in plastic at night then bug bomb it, but would that really get them all?


I seem to recall that one large nest that had been built in a farm building was frozen with CO2 or similar sprayers to put all the bastards into dormancy.  Then the nest was chainsawed into chunks and removed.
 
2013-04-12 09:31:35 PM
Also the smell can be a sufficient stimulus to provoke their aggression, such as bouncing some animals or the smell of kerosene oil or beekeepers, and the movement of people.

They can smell beekeepers!
That's a handy trait for bees to have I suppose.
 
2013-04-12 09:31:42 PM

Galileo's Daughter: The article states that authorities could not locate the homeowner.  He's probably in the nest.


www.feoamante.com
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-12 09:31:51 PM

tgambitg: I've never run into a wasp that didn't survive a quick shot with this:

[www.zepindustries.eu image 342x475]

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.


That would be HEPTANE. That shiat will ruin any living beings day. It is so bad repeated contact will lead to defatting of the subcutaneous skin layers and other nice things like severe CNS depression. An insects exoskeleton doesn't stand a chance.
 
2013-04-12 09:34:56 PM

Kirby Muxloe: studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.

Nice picture, Studebaker, but I like this one better...


WTF IS THAT THING!!!!!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-12 09:35:33 PM
HairBolus: The big problem is that news sites just copy the same story and pass it along.

I have often suggested Fark needs a submission filter that scans a submission of a Gawker group page, finds the real story linked within, and substitutes that link.
 
2013-04-12 09:42:30 PM

maxis_mydog: Kirby Muxloe: studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.

Nice picture, Studebaker, but I like this one better...

WTF IS THAT THING!!!!!


Cazadore. Very fast and highly poisonous. That one is obviously a baby
 
2013-04-12 09:42:55 PM

gja: tgambitg: I've never run into a wasp that didn't survive a quick shot with this:

[www.zepindustries.eu image 342x475]

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.

That would be HEPTANE. That shiat will ruin any living beings day. It is so bad repeated contact will lead to defatting of the subcutaneous skin layers and other nice things like severe CNS depression. An insects exoskeleton doesn't stand a chance.


Good to know... and after looking at the MSDS on that brake wash...it;s like 90% Heptane... Needless to say, it ruins their day like nothing else. I am sparse with it though, I'm not sure of the environmental impact, so I just hit the little farkers in the face with it, and if I find a nest, in the openings. I don't soak them, because that's just a waste. A little bit goes a long way to killing those farkers. I leave the bees alone though...
 
2013-04-12 10:00:25 PM
CAN WE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET SOME KIND OF WARNING ON THESE LINKS BEFORE I CLICK ON THEM AND DESTROY MY MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT?!??!?!?!?!


[whimper]
 
2013-04-12 10:01:10 PM

tgambitg: I've never run into a wasp that didn't survive a quick shot with this:

[www.zepindustries.eu image 342x475]

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.


Yeah, used brake cleaner once because we ran out of wasp spray at work. Holy shiat, they die almost instantly when you hit them with that.
 
2013-04-12 10:01:29 PM

ZAZ: HairBolus: The big problem is that news sites just copy the same story and pass it along.

I have often suggested Fark needs a submission filter that scans a submission of a Gawker group page, finds the real story linked within, and substitutes that link.


That would be really hard to automate. I looks like this story was origionally reported in Spanish (you can find many copies on Spanish sites) then Think Spain translated it into English which caused copies of it to circulate on English sites. Meanwhile non of the English sites did any research to find that the "wasps" had been killed days ago and at least one site identified the "wasps" as Africanized killer bees.
 
2013-04-12 10:13:05 PM
Having lived in a home that was "liberated" by a wasp colony I am able to say that it is the scariest thing I have experienced to date in my life.

Imagine being half awake, walking downstairs and realizing that you are surrounded by wasps.  That are on everything.  When my brain finally realized that Yep, you're awake, Yep, those are ALL real, Yep, you're still allergic and Yep, they are all coming out of the closet next to the door, I realized that I was lucky that the house was cold enough that the wasps weren't actively mad, and that I was going to have to wait for them to move in order to get out of the house.  I can say that was the strangest argument I have ever had with my father.  Imagine trying to explain to someone on the phone that their house is full of wasps and you refuse to go back inside for any reason.

The wasps had gotten behind the siding, and built a nest, that grew.  They eventually met drywall, and expanded their nest through that into the top of the closet and then came in to investigate all the new space that had so much room for activities!

That was over a decade ago and still freaks me out.  So when I was greeted by a very large YellowJacket and a few of its closest friends in my house today I promptly debated seeing what a house from 1910 looks like engulfed in flames just in case their was a hive in the walls.  I ended up introducing all of them to my shop vac and havent seen any others but I have no clue where they came in from either...
 
2013-04-12 10:13:25 PM
If we could somehow direct North Korea's nukes toward all wasps in the universe we would simultaneously solve the world's two greatest menaces.
 
2013-04-12 10:15:17 PM
residentevilumbrella.webs.com
 
2013-04-12 10:18:56 PM

RoughTrickNamedJim: [www.heavyharmonies.com image 400x306]


Dude, I think at least three of the wasps in the pic in the article were the SIZE of Blackie Lawless O_o

/I'm usually ok with bugs, at general detente with the less aggressive wasps like cicada killers, but gods that skeeved me out
//it doesn't help that those things were the size of Blackie Lawless, and looked suspiciously like those ginormous Japanese hornets from hell
 
2013-04-12 10:26:43 PM

scottydoesntknow: maxis_mydog: Kirby Muxloe: studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.

Nice picture, Studebaker, but I like this one better...

WTF IS THAT THING!!!!!

Cazadore. Very fast and highly poisonous. That one is obviously a baby


Yeah.  It hasn't hit the metamorphosis stage yet:

cdn2.cagepotato.com
/explains all those "you feel a bit woozy" messages.
 
2013-04-12 10:50:18 PM

indylaw: If we could somehow direct North Korea's nukes toward all wasps in the universe we would simultaneously solve the world's two greatest menaces.


Or have giant radioactive wasps! Hasn't the SyFy channel taught you ANYTHING?!?
 
2013-04-12 10:50:57 PM
No thanks.  I've already made that mistake once already.
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-12 11:10:35 PM
"WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
 
2013-04-12 11:23:51 PM

gweilo8888: [imageshack.us image 640x533]

I have to say, high on my list of things not to do around a 22 foot farking wasp's nest, LEAVING MY FLASH TURNED ON would be pretty damned close to the top.

Brave photographer, or stupid photographer? Your pick.


How do you leave a *flash* turned on?
 
2013-04-12 11:33:50 PM

Gyrfalcon: CAN WE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET SOME KIND OF WARNING ON THESE LINKS BEFORE I CLICK ON THEM AND DESTROY MY MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT?!??!?!?!?!


[whimper]


farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2013-04-12 11:34:13 PM

HairBolus: ZAZ: If they suspect it is an invasive African species, why can't they go one tiny step further and tell us which? "A house in Spain was infested by a 7 meter nest of the African species Vespa hominivorax." It's that easy.

The big problem is that news sites just copy the same story and pass it along. Another problem is that many languages use the same word for bee and wasp.

A minor amount of googling turns up that they sprayed poision and killed them all, and that the "wasps" were African killer bees (Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata adansonii)

[www.gomeranoticias.com image 600x338]


Not sure I would trust a goog translated article. Just sayin'. Especially how that one was translated.
 
2013-04-12 11:51:41 PM

maxis_mydog: Kirby Muxloe: studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]
WTF IS THAT THING!!!!!


To give credit where credit is due...

Peki: Though, here in So Cal we get tarantula hawk wasps (they're huge, don't search if you're squeamish).

 
2013-04-13 12:25:35 AM

HairBolus: A minor amount of googling turns up that they sprayed poision and killed them all, and that the "wasps" were African killer bees (Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata adansonii)


The article neglected to mention whether or not the guy that waded in there with only a bee suit and canister of poison got some kind of medal for meritorious service.

/We must meet this threat with our courage, our valor, indeed with our very lives to ensure that human civilization, not insect, dominates this galaxy *now and always*!
 
2013-04-13 12:25:56 AM
The tarantula wasp is probably the most badass insect around.  Wikipedia knows all.

I don't like spiders at all, and an enemy of my enemy is my friend.  I'm cool with tarantula wasps, and sometimes see half a dozen of them around the pool in the summer.  They do remarkably well at staying out of the way, never had an issue with one or heard of anyone being stung.

On the other hand, I've never seen a spider win an encounter with one, ever.  Once the wasp identifies the spider and moves to attack, it's as good as over.
 
2013-04-13 12:53:42 AM

Kittypie070: Gyrfalcon: CAN WE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET SOME KIND OF WARNING ON THESE LINKS BEFORE I CLICK ON THEM AND DESTROY MY MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT?!??!?!?!?!


[whimper]

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x384]


*sigh*

[picks up warm soft fuzzy kitteh, snuggles comfortingly]
 
2013-04-13 12:59:09 AM
In the UK at least, and I think in many parts of Europe, when they say wasp, they mean be.

So hopefully you're 5% less terrified
 
2013-04-13 01:03:37 AM
Throw a stick of dynamite at it.
 
2013-04-13 01:07:53 AM

HaywoodJablonski: In the UK at least, and I think in many parts of Europe, when they say wasp, they mean be.

So hopefully you're 5% less terrified


BEE. I suck at typing yet again
 
2013-04-13 01:08:57 AM

bubbles_nw2003: and I thought nothing could creep me out more than the spider pics/stories.


Spiders?  Wasps?
farm1.static.flickr.com
Why not both?
 
2013-04-13 01:14:02 AM

Mister Peejay: Galileo's Daughter: The article states that authorities could not locate the homeowner.  He's probably in the nest.

[www.feoamante.com image 301x225]


So he's covered in bees?
 
2013-04-13 01:18:46 AM
I remember seeing a video not too long ago where just a dozen or so giant Japanese hornets literally massacred like 100,000 honey bees in their hive!!!
dang I wish I know where I found that video.

Even a dozen of the best MMA fighters in the world can't take on 100,000 3 yr olds. The insect world is really nuts!
 
2013-04-13 01:28:28 AM

BenJammin: Throw a stick of dynamite at it.


Puss. ;3

Air strike. Napalm.
 
2013-04-13 01:29:54 AM

Kirby Muxloe: studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.

Nice picture, Studebaker, but I like this one better...

[tucsoncitizen.com image 550x420]


ninjamonkey.us

ninjamonkey.us
 
2013-04-13 01:48:20 AM
Came for Nicolas cage  .  leaving disapointed

/not the bees wasps!
 
2013-04-13 02:40:04 AM
This thread is hilarious. Full of pants-shiatting pussies.

Wasps get into my home every day during summer.  I trap them in a plastic bowl and release them outside.  They run for their lives.
 
2013-04-13 03:10:32 AM

tgambitg: I've never run into a wasp that didn't survive a quick shot with this:

[www.zepindustries.eu image 342x475]

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.


Or starting fluid & a Bic lighter. Then there's that old call the fire department thing though.
 
2013-04-13 03:13:16 AM
CSB time,

So one January my brother goes for a hike in the woods and finds a hornets nest.  He thinks it looks cool and decides to bring it home.  He takes it to his bedroom and shuts the door before coming to dinner.  About an hour or so goes by and he goes back to his room to find it full of pissed off hornets.

Dad had to shut off the furnace and remove the window, from the outside of the house, and wait for them to go back into the nest.  It took about an hour or so for them to do so.

Once the stingy bastards are back in the nest, said nest is taken out to the yard, doused with gasoline and set ablaze.

Did I mention my bro was diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Good times.
 
2013-04-13 03:35:19 AM

saturn badger: How do you leave a *flash* turned on?


By not switching your flash mode to off. Let's not split hairs here, shall we?
 
2013-04-13 03:43:34 AM
USE FIRE NOW
 
2013-04-13 03:49:40 AM

ciberido: bubbles_nw2003: and I thought nothing could creep me out more than the spider pics/stories.

Spiders?  Wasps?
[farm1.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Why not both?


If you like that...

http://www.japanesebugfights.com/
 
2013-04-13 03:54:03 AM

HairBolus: A minor amount of googling turns up that they sprayed poision and killed them all, and that the "wasps" were African killer bees (Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata adansonii)

[www.gomeranoticias.com image 600x338]


I do believe that'd be Apis dorsata and Apis mellifera adansonii. The former is the giant honey bee; the latter is an African species of the western honey bee.

Neither is the so-called "killer" bee, which is actually a hybrid of European species of Apis mellifera bred with  Apis mellifera scutellata.
 
2013-04-13 04:22:56 AM
The Managing Editor at the first newspaper I worked for lived out in the country. On his porch was his grandfather's recliner, because he had a tiny house, and no room for it inside. It sat there for about five years, and a bee colony established itself inside it. He didn't care, so it thrived.

One warm (for late February) day, he decided to see if the bees had survived the Winter, so he took a broom and from the safety of his door, gave the chair a big WHACK! and ducked back behind his screen door. Dust and a few drowsy bees came out, flew around a bit, and went back inside. About three hours later, he decided to go to town to do his laundry. He walked out with his laundry basket on his head, and they were waiting for him. They chased him a quarter-mile to the neighbor's house, and he got stung over a hundred times. He looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. He went to the hospital, and from there, he called a beekeeper, and the guy opened the back of the recliner and there was 65,000 bees and almost 40 pounds of honeycomb.
 
2013-04-13 05:13:02 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The Managing Editor at the first newspaper I worked for lived out in the country. On his porch was his grandfather's recliner, because he had a tiny house, and no room for it inside. It sat there for about five years, and a bee colony established itself inside it. He didn't care, so it thrived.

One warm (for late February) day, he decided to see if the bees had survived the Winter, so he took a broom and from the safety of his door, gave the chair a big WHACK! and ducked back behind his screen door. Dust and a few drowsy bees came out, flew around a bit, and went back inside. About three hours later, he decided to go to town to do his laundry. He walked out with his laundry basket on his head, and they were waiting for him. They chased him a quarter-mile to the neighbor's house, and he got stung over a hundred times. He looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. He went to the hospital, and from there, he called a beekeeper, and the guy opened the back of the recliner and there was 65,000 bees and almost 40 pounds of honeycomb.


How did it taste?
 
2013-04-13 05:27:41 AM
don't piss off the recliner bees
 
2013-04-13 07:58:28 AM

Ronin_S: lousyskater: [i.imgur.com image 780x506]

You know they're all girls, right?

I'd like to get a giant nest of ants and toss it in there with a remote camera just for added WTF-ness.




Ants evolved from wasps.
 
2013-04-13 08:28:30 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The Managing Editor at the first newspaper I worked for lived out in the country. On his porch was his grandfather's recliner, because he had a tiny house, and no room for it inside. It sat there for about five years, and a bee colony established itself inside it. He didn't care, so it thrived.

One warm (for late February) day, he decided to see if the bees had survived the Winter, so he took a broom and from the safety of his door, gave the chair a big WHACK! and ducked back behind his screen door. Dust and a few drowsy bees came out, flew around a bit, and went back inside. About three hours later, he decided to go to town to do his laundry. He walked out with his laundry basket on his head, and they were waiting for him. They chased him a quarter-mile to the neighbor's house, and he got stung over a hundred times. He looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. He went to the hospital, and from there, he called a beekeeper, and the guy opened the back of the recliner and there was 65,000 bees and almost 40 pounds of honeycomb.


Sounds like Africanized Killer Bees. They will literally sit there waiting for you to fark up so they can ruin your shiat while you aren't looking. And when you run, they will follow you for ~2 miles just because.

They're Al Pacino in Taxi Driver.

Back when I was working for a summer camp, the boss brought us an article about a guy who had ran over a nest with a tractor. They chased him so he jumped in the pool. He got stung hundreds of times on his face because the swarm just hung out over the water waiting for him to come up. Eventually someone saw what was going on and called the local fire and rescue who took a high powered hose to the swarm. Even the fire fighters got stung up pretty good, but everyone made it out okay.
 
2013-04-13 10:55:02 AM
 
2013-04-13 12:31:47 PM
 
2013-04-13 12:33:26 PM

yukichigai: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The Managing Editor at the first newspaper I worked for lived out in the country. On his porch was his grandfather's recliner, because he had a tiny house, and no room for it inside. It sat there for about five years, and a bee colony established itself inside it. He didn't care, so it thrived.

One warm (for late February) day, he decided to see if the bees had survived the Winter, so he took a broom and from the safety of his door, gave the chair a big WHACK! and ducked back behind his screen door. Dust and a few drowsy bees came out, flew around a bit, and went back inside. About three hours later, he decided to go to town to do his laundry. He walked out with his laundry basket on his head, and they were waiting for him. They chased him a quarter-mile to the neighbor's house, and he got stung over a hundred times. He looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. He went to the hospital, and from there, he called a beekeeper, and the guy opened the back of the recliner and there was 65,000 bees and almost 40 pounds of honeycomb.

How did it taste?


It was excellent! He gave everyone at the newspaper a piece of comb (small newspaper), and he healed up nicely, but kinda lumpy there, for a while.

INeedAName: Sounds like Africanized Killer Bees. They will literally sit there waiting for you to fark up so they can ruin your shiat while you aren't looking. And when you run, they will follow you for ~2 miles just because.

They're Al Pacino in Taxi Driver.

Back when I was working for a summer camp, the boss brought us an article about a guy who had ran over a nest with a tractor.


Good call, but this was Northern California, in the early '80s so they hadn't migrated that far yet. They're trying to establish themselves there now, but so far the Winters have stymied them (this is the mountainous Oregon/California border).

About your story about the guy on the tractor, my step dad had that happen to him. He was plowing our little six acre field next to our house, and hit a nest. He ran for the house (my sister heard him coming, and held the door for him, and slammed it behind) and only got stung four times, because he always wore long sleeves and a hat. But we had to get another tractor to pull his out, because he just abandoned ship, and it ended up in the creek. I had never seen him run before; I can vouch for him, he had some wheels! Not bad for a fifty-year-old.

When I was stationed in Hawaii, at Barber's Point NAS, we were scheduled to fly my Chinook helicopter to Maui on a routine flight, but we had to cancel because a swarm of bees had migrated onto a large red, wheeled fire extinguisher that was positioned between our aircraft and the next. No way we were gonna start that helicopter. The base called a beekeeper, and he got 80,000 free bees.
 
2013-04-13 01:33:49 PM
What's worse than a wasp?

cdn.bulbagarden.net

How about a 5-foot-tall queen wasp that shoots its babies at you like a living gatling gun?
 
2013-04-13 02:44:11 PM
orclover

t0.gstatic.com

What did that spider "get"?

/ I know I'm going to wish I never asked.
 
2013-04-13 03:45:10 PM

ypsifly: Did I mention my bro was diagnosed with schizophrenia?


Cool story, you magnificent talking walrus...

//sorry, couldn't help it, and yes I know that's not how schizophrenia actually works most of the time..
 
2013-04-13 05:46:17 PM

Gyrfalcon: Kittypie070: Gyrfalcon: CAN WE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET SOME KIND OF WARNING ON THESE LINKS BEFORE I CLICK ON THEM AND DESTROY MY MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT?!??!?!?!?!


[whimper]

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x384]

*sigh*

[picks up warm soft fuzzy kitteh, snuggles comfortingly]


aike0602.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-13 06:46:24 PM
We get wasps nests this big all the time, usually on a vacant lot somewhere.  Last year it was between an old dumpster and an abandoned school building.

They build some nice 3x2' nests in my 3rd story attic from time to time.  Very easy to resolve.  Get an electric leaf blower, attach the leaf suction adapter, duct tape 20' of plastic drain pipe to it.  Fire up the blower, put the end of the drain pipe on the entry hole in the wall where the wasps go in and out and gently bang it on the wall.  All of the wasps will come out and be turned into bee mulch.  Do make sure to point the end of the blower away from you.

Next day, repeat the process.  You'll get everyone who was out the day before, reassigned to nest protection.

Now reverse the drain pipe, putting it on the blower end.  Turn the leaf blower upside down (leaf sucker adapter still in place), put the end of the drain pipe where the entry hole is and turn it on, and dump a cup of sevin-5 insecticidal powder in it.  Turn off the blower and try to avoid the cloud of dust from landing on you.  You just fired a fair amount of powder into the entry, and any wasp coming or going will collect it on their wings and legs.  Eventually the nest will die off from the accumulated insecticide.  In the winter, go into the attic and remove the nest.

I wish I'd invented this, but this is how they remove unwanted bee nests and a guy took one out of my neighbors tree years ago, which gave me the idea.  He had a low speed vacuum with a long pipe and a clear box they got suctioned into, where the majority survived and he was able to sell them to someone who wanted bees.  The cool part is during the swirl down the hose they get sick and puke up their nectar and whatnot all over the inside of the clear plastic box.
 
2013-04-13 11:54:23 PM
No pictures of the Saturday Night Live, The Killer Bees?  Guess you'll have to live with a different 1980s pop-culture reference.
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-14 12:49:10 AM

tarhammer:  The cool part is during the swirl down the hose they get sick and puke up their nectar and whatnot all over the inside of the clear plastic box.


That is an awesome visual.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-04-14 12:58:56 AM

digitaldesperado: RC helicopter vs wasps
  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rc+helicopter+wasps&oq=rc + helicopter+wasps&gs_l=youtube.1.0.0.4493.6388.0.8367.6.4.0.2.2.0.135.4 64.0j4.4.0...0.0...1ac.1.JqtqgxsBaBY


So......................freaking.....................KEWL!
 
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