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2013-09-07 08:03:12 AM
Got stung on the back by one of those little bastards yesterday.
 
2013-09-07 08:50:35 AM
Get a job, you drunk bastards!
 
2013-09-07 08:53:57 AM
Did they bring beer?
 
2013-09-07 08:55:01 AM
Yea, so I had forgotten about how much wasps love fruit trees. This year is the first summer in this house and dealing with the two peach trees in the back yard. I stopped parking my car in the garage because the daily jaunt past the overnight windfall peaches and the OMFG WHERE DID THEY ALL COME FROM JESUS CHRIST wasps that surround them got old, fast.

On the side made two batches of tasty, tasty peach preserves. Got jars to spare.
 
2013-09-07 08:59:51 AM
 
2013-09-07 09:01:39 AM
Last year, I was using a wooden hand-press in the back yard to make apple cider. I couldn't believe how many wasps showed up to feast on the juice. There wasn't anything I could do about them without getting stung, so I decided to think of them as friends.
 
2013-09-07 09:02:09 AM
Wasps:  Our job *is* to get drunk and fight
 
2013-09-07 09:02:21 AM
Even the bugs are unemployed now. Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-09-07 09:06:07 AM
I bet these guys are drunk and jobless, too.

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2013-09-07 09:43:07 AM
Rubbing a credit card over a wasp sting is pointless.
 
2013-09-07 09:44:26 AM
Wasp: Hold my apple and watch this.
 
2013-09-07 09:47:19 AM

wellreadneck: Rubbing a credit card over a wasp sting is pointless.


This - they do not have detachable stingers like bees.
 
2013-09-07 09:54:07 AM

jso2897: wellreadneck: Rubbing a credit card over a wasp sting is pointless.

This - they do not have detachable stingers like bees.


They can still break off up in you though.
 
182
2013-09-07 09:58:34 AM
didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.
 
2013-09-07 10:03:14 AM
Every job should have a uniform. How cool would it be to go to a wedding in your full dress Plumbers uniform? IT dude full battle dress? Get some respect. And broads.
 
2013-09-07 10:08:56 AM
if you, in fact, are "going upon your merry way" you deserve to get stung.

/man up, Nancy
 
2013-09-07 10:17:41 AM

182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.


I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.
 
2013-09-07 10:26:50 AM
I read that as Whiite Anglo Saxon People (or protestants) and wondered why I would invite them over to my house to BBQ in the first place.
 
2013-09-07 10:30:53 AM

Mobius strip of human stupidity: Every job should have a uniform. How cool would it be to go to a wedding in your full dress Plumbers uniform? IT dude full battle dress? Get some respect. And broads.


HAY! Dames don't like to be called broads, fella.
 
182
2013-09-07 10:34:13 AM

Jimmysolson: 182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.

I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.


cool...thanks.  instead of killing them don't give them a source for food like fruit trees and honeysuckle.  growing up we had a green apple tree in the front yard.  every fall the apples would fall off the tree and rot on the ground....yellow jacket heaven.
 
2013-09-07 10:36:01 AM

jso2897: wellreadneck: Rubbing a credit card over a wasp sting is pointless.

This - they do not have detachable stingers like bees.




Smack them when they are in the act of stinging you, and you can end up with the stinger stuck in you. That happened to me when I was a kid, and one stung me on the neck because it was trying to get to my ice cream sandwich. The school nurse used the blade from a pair of scissors in the manner described for using a credit card in TFA. The stinger is a modified ovipositor; only the females can sting.
 
2013-09-07 10:48:34 AM
I would argue Wild Child is the best hair metal song ever made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jof-hZhO_0

But my favorite is still Animal/fark Like A Beast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob9e-o_s7Gg
 
2013-09-07 11:00:53 AM

182: Jimmysolson: 182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.

I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.

cool...thanks.  instead of killing them don't give them a source for food like fruit trees and honeysuckle.  growing up we had a green apple tree in the front yard.  every fall the apples would fall off the tree and rot on the ground....yellow jacket heaven.


I have Mulberry trees that I allow to grow here because the birds like to eat the fruit.
Tons of berries fall to the ground and rot there. Bees (wasps) enjoy them too, so I may have to rethink that.

BTW: I read somewhere that the green berries of the white fruited variety are mildly hallucinogenic.
I don't know if that's the same with the dark fruited variety here and I've really no desire to find out.
 
2013-09-07 11:01:04 AM
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2013-09-07 11:07:36 AM
This story is fake.  It mentions BBQs in the UK.  It's never warm and or dry enough to have a BBQ in the UK.
 
2013-09-07 11:38:17 AM

182: Jimmysolson: 182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.

I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.

cool...thanks.  instead of killing them don't give them a source for food like fruit trees and honeysuckle.  growing up we had a green apple tree in the front yard.  every fall the apples would fall off the tree and rot on the ground....yellow jacket heaven.


Why would you not kill them?  Don't they take over and/or kill honeybee hives?  Or is that a different type of evil flying bug?
 
2013-09-07 11:47:21 AM

Lunger42: I read that as Whiite Anglo Saxon People (or protestants) and wondered why I would invite them over to my house to BBQ in the first place.


Uhhhhh, you were supposed to read it that way.
 
2013-09-07 12:39:59 PM

Jimmysolson: 182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.

I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.


The bug is a yellowjacket, and it's a form of paper wasp that builds nests in holes in the ground. A Yellow Jacket is a Georgia Tech athlete or fan. It's a pun that GT has a bug mascot; the name comes from the color their fans wore to games 100 years ago.
 
2013-09-07 01:04:14 PM

Lunger42: I read that as Whiite Anglo Saxon People (or protestants) and wondered why I would invite them over to my house to BBQ in the first place.


Damn it, Muffy, they've run out of Bloody Mary mix again.  And since the SEC shut down the hedge fund, I don't know where we're going to get the tuition for this semester's tuition at Choate for Reginald.  At least Bainbridge has her trust fund from Mummy to pay for Wellesley.  I say, Muffy, put down the damn vodka and listen to me!
 
2013-09-07 02:15:09 PM

RembrandtQEinstein: I would argue Wild Child is the best hair metal song ever made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jof-hZhO_0

But my favorite is still Animal/fark Like A Beast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob9e-o_s7Gg


Did you ever notice that their song "Rebel in the F.D.G." off of Headless Children is pretty much the exact same song?
Everything they did up to The Crimson Idol was pretty rockin'.
 
2013-09-07 03:16:37 PM

mbillips: Jimmysolson: 182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.

I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.

The bug is a yellowjacket, and it's a form of paper wasp that builds nests in holes in the ground. A Yellow Jacket is a Georgia Tech athlete or fan. It's a pun that GT has a bug mascot; the name comes from the color their fans wore to games 100 years ago.


They also build nests in whatever hole they can find in a structure. You can caulk as much as you want, and they still find a hole to exploit. Then they chew up the insulation to make room for the hive. Nothing like going into the basement and being assaulted by a cloud of flying hell.

Farking farkers have done this for the past two years. I take great satisfaction in calling out the bug killer dude and finding an enormous pile of dead yellowjackets when I get home. Fark 'em. Fark 'em hard.
 
2013-09-07 03:26:58 PM

phamwaa: mbillips: Jimmysolson: 182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.

I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.

The bug is a yellowjacket, and it's a form of paper wasp that builds nests in holes in the ground. A Yellow Jacket is a Georgia Tech athlete or fan. It's a pun that GT has a bug mascot; the name comes from the color their fans wore to games 100 years ago.

They also build nests in whatever hole they can find in a structure. You can caulk as much as you want, and they still find a hole to exploit. Then they chew up the insulation to make room for the hive. Nothing like going into the basement and being assaulted by a cloud of flying hell.

Farking farkers have done this for the past two years. I take great satisfaction in calling out the bug killer dude and finding an enormous pile of dead yellowjackets when I get home. Fark 'em. Fark 'em hard.


so are we talking about GT alums here still??
 
2013-09-07 07:43:14 PM
Friggin' wasps. One of the buggers got me on the finger last weekend, I wound up typing with a sausage on my left hand for most of the week...

I went through a farmer's market this morning. Any of the stalls with anything sweet had a cloud of wasps around them. Noped the hell out of there at full speed.
 
2013-09-07 08:10:08 PM
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2013-09-07 11:37:32 PM

LL316: 182: Jimmysolson: 182: didn't know wasps have queens....looks like a yellow jacket to me.

I have a nest of Yellow Jackets in the ground near the corner of my garage and I was contemplating killing the critters off.
In my quest for information on doing so, I learned that Yellow Jackets are actually wasps.

So far, I have decided to leave them alone and they have been kind enough to reciprocate.

cool...thanks.  instead of killing them don't give them a source for food like fruit trees and honeysuckle.  growing up we had a green apple tree in the front yard.  every fall the apples would fall off the tree and rot on the ground....yellow jacket heaven.

Why would you not kill them?  Don't they take over and/or kill honeybee hives?  Or is that a different type of evil flying bug?


Sorry so late to reply, I've been busy.
I get my information straight from the Google source,  I read somewhere that it's not a great threat to the honeybee population.

mbillips:
The bug is a yellowjacket, and it's a form of paper wasp that builds nests in holes in the ground. A Yellow Jacket is a Georgia Tech athlete or fan. It's a pun that GT has a bug mascot; the name comes from the color their fans wore to games 100 years ago.

You learn something new almost every day around here. This has been a mulit-educational thread for me.

phamwaa: They also build nests in whatever hole they can find in a structure. You can caulk as much as you want, and they still find a hole to exploit. Then they chew up the insulation to make room for the hive. Nothing like going into the basement and being assaulted by a cloud of flying hell.

Farking farkers have done this for the past two years. I take great satisfaction in calling out the bug killer dude and finding an enormous pile of dead yellowjackets when I get home. Fark 'em. Fark 'em hard.


Yeah, right now they are in a relatively remote location and not inside my dwelling. From what I've read, they will die over winter (except maybe the queen) in this climate. She will renew the hive population.

johnny_vegas: so are we talking about GT alums here still??


I don't think so, at least I hope not.
 
2013-09-07 11:44:40 PM
There is more than I'll ever learn about wasps right here.
 
2013-09-08 07:50:07 AM
The amount of wasps in Ireland this year is unreal. It feels like 2-3x the amount in other years. Little bastards are very bold too.
 
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