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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 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!
 
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