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AIBU to think its ok to kill wasps...as long as someone else does it properly and doesn't do a half arsed job of it...

(104 Posts)
HoveringKestrel Thu 02-May-13 18:15:10

...and it jumps up half alive and stings the wrong person?

I want those little bleeders dead.

Sorry. Wasp chaos today!

CointreauVersial Sun 05-May-13 15:58:32

The recent warm weather has brought out all the queen wasps that have been sleeping in my loft over the winter. I kill those without a second thought. In effect, killing thousands of wasps that would have hatched out somewhere in my house or garden.

Loving the sound of the Waspinator, but it sounds too good to be true.

SirChenjin Sun 05-May-13 15:43:52

Liked the section on adolescence - I may even try it out on the older 2 DCs grin. (Maybe not the homosexuality bit though....)

LazarussLozenge Sun 05-May-13 15:23:34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTw0YtyDaiU

The Do's and Don'ts of parenting. Educational to say the least.

SirChenjin Sun 05-May-13 13:26:42

You're welcome.

LazarussLozenge Sun 05-May-13 11:11:22

The fact you think you are so good at it tells me all I need to know.

Thank you.

SirChenjin Sun 05-May-13 11:01:45

Oh I am good at this 'parenting' lark Lazaruss. Otoh, someone who takes the "man up, wet pants" approach to a child who is terrified of wasps is not.

saintmerryweather Sun 05-May-13 09:40:09

I had what i thought was a wasp come and land next to me the other day, very close so i took a picture of it (mainly to proove im not terrified of them like i was when i was younger!) showed my sister the picture later and she said uhhh thats a honeybee. i didnt really know the difference, so if i was an irrational wasp splatterer id have killed a valuable honeybee

Whatalotofpiffle Sun 05-May-13 09:36:48

SirChenjin that happened to me in the car, thankfully I wasn't driving! I grabbed my trouser leg and crushed it but I still have a scar from one of the stings!

Whatalotofpiffle Sun 05-May-13 09:33:59

Oh I love that poem! The last line is fantastic!

Whatalotofpiffle Sun 05-May-13 09:33:07

I try not to kill anything but we had a very large wasp pop out if our light fitting at midnight 2 months ago... Wtf!!! We tried everything to get it out if the bedroom but panicked and killed it. It is my fear which results in the occasional one being killed

However, yesterday one flew in the patio door and I got a baby bowl and put it over it and got it out of the house

LazarussLozenge Sun 05-May-13 09:32:15

I meant you seem so sure that you, yourself, are good at this 'parenting' lark.

SirChenjin Sun 05-May-13 09:03:24

Obviously I can't be sure that you will eventually learn and benefit, but I do hope so.

LazarussLozenge Sun 05-May-13 09:01:42

You seem so sure.

SirChenjin Sun 05-May-13 08:57:11

Never mind Lazaruss, stick around for long enough and I'm sure that you will eventually learn and benefit from those of us whose parenting approaches are more effective than yours are at this stage.

LazarussLozenge Sun 05-May-13 08:11:51

I don't have the same expertise in that as you seem to SirChenjin.

SirChenjin Sat 04-May-13 23:27:46

Shoddy parenting isn't though Lazaruss

LazarussLozenge Sat 04-May-13 23:17:23

Psychology is all conjecture anyway.

EasilyBored Sat 04-May-13 17:18:06

On Thursday, when I got out of the shower, there was a wasp just say there on my towel, waiting for me. Little fucker. I hate wasps. I have guilt in killing or maiming all that I come in contact with.

grimbletart Sat 04-May-13 16:30:12

I find the battery operated spider catchers (from a well known supplier grin) great for catching unwanted insects and putting them outside. I tend not to kill things anyway - live and live and all that - but also it's easier than flailing around with a newspaper or tea cloth trying to swat them.

LightAFire Sat 04-May-13 16:09:14

Lazarus yes she does have a full-blown phobia.

I've worked with children for over ten years and I am well aware of how to help them control their fears, thanks. And funnily enough none of the advice regarding the treatment of phobias includes "tell them to man up, wetpants". One possible method is desensitisation but they recommend slow and gradual exposure rather than a sudden shock - or personal insults.

What a loss to the world of psychology you are...maybe you should stick to insects.

SirChenjin and LadyBeagle my thoughts exactly!

loopylou6 England Sat 04-May-13 15:55:33

Is it true, that at the end of summer, wasps get drunk on rotten fruit and are more likely to be aggressive?

loopylou6 England Sat 04-May-13 15:53:59

I will kill a wasp if its in my house only if I can't persuade it to fly out first. I also will kill mosquitoes because if I am bitten, I end up on antibiotics. Big fat flies also have to go, again I will try to usher then out, but they almost seem like they don't WANT to go out.

Buzzardbird Sat 04-May-13 14:28:56

The wasps are the pollinators of the fruit trees...think on.

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 04-May-13 12:46:20

Yes SirChenjin.
Just yuk.

SirChenjin Sat 04-May-13 12:23:21

"Man up, wet pants"?

What an arsehole.

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