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to think that wasps are the devil's own work

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CRS Fri 05-Aug-11 21:03:11

and that "Just stand still and don't flap and it will leave you alone" is a LIE.

YouDoTheMath Fri 05-Aug-11 21:50:42

I agree. The blind panic which sets in when you're being personally targeted is hard to suppress.

And standing still does not pay off when they land on your arm and crawl up your sleeve...

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 05-Aug-11 21:54:05

YANBU - I submit that all of those black and yellow fuckers are evil
i have just been bloody well stung by the bee that was lying in wait for me in some laundry, and can't move my left hand properly angry

We have a big oak tree in our front garden. Said tree leaks sticky sap all over our car.

I had to run the gauntlet to get DD in her car seat and DS strapped in today in a car that was covered in about two dozen wasps. The bastards were still clinging on at 60mph. <shudders>

southeastastra Fri 05-Aug-11 21:58:06

they breed so well as we leave so much sugary waste behind.

i listened to some bloke the other day moaning to his son about how wasps were useless as a species, but they aren't really they just eat the sugar we throw out

LunaticFringe Fri 05-Aug-11 22:01:44

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MadameLupino Fri 05-Aug-11 22:02:37

I'll raise you horseflies. I have just spent four days with my foot on a cushion of frozen peas from a horsefly bite, puking like a catty lawnmower.

GeraldineAubergine Fri 05-Aug-11 22:05:56

Meat eating yellow bastards. I was stung in the EYE by one. My mum then put vinegar in my eye to 'neutralise' it. Dash of sarsons nice on chips, not conducive to vision. My dreams of becoming a sniper are over.

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 05-Aug-11 22:07:06

YANBU!! I detest and despise the stripey evil little bastards.

Would you refuse to treat one if it was brought in to your surgery in an emergency Jooly? shock wink

MogTheForgetfulCat Fri 05-Aug-11 22:11:05

<Waves at Joolyjoolyjoo as fellow veteran of another 'wasps are evil' thread smile> They pure are.

BrigadeOfLannisters Fri 05-Aug-11 22:11:06

L'Oreal hairspray really is worth it when it comes to wasps. I wouldn't use it on my hair, mind.

Does that really work BOL? I am too scared to try it blush

CRS Fri 05-Aug-11 22:16:19

I am allergic to the stings so when my friend said "I can't believe you just KILLED it!" My thought was "It was him or me" grin (And I am very afraid so killed it at a distance of some feet. With murderous wasp spray. And I'm NOT sorry).

DoesBuggerAll Fri 05-Aug-11 22:17:19

Wasps are predators and thus they help in the control of many other insect species. Also some wasps are pollinators to. They really are useful creatures. They didn't evolve to sting people.

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 05-Aug-11 22:17:42

I would refuse to treat it, BitterAndTwisted, unless it was to PTS it grin <gets rolled up newspaper at the ready> My defence is that they also sting dogs and cats, and cause horrible reactions, the nasty nasty beasts.

Waves to Mog- we will get european legislation to ban them- they must contravene at least one of our european rights!

BrigadeOfLannisters Fri 05-Aug-11 22:18:46

It does! It freezes the buggers in a haze of glue and gunk. I was stung many times during lessons at secondary school in the early eighties.

By the late eighties I knew how to combat the yellow and black little bastards.

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 05-Aug-11 22:18:55

PS flea spray for the house works on wasps too! I spray it liberally around windows at the start of the summer- nothing to pollinate in my house, so they can piss off!

RGPargy Fri 05-Aug-11 22:20:36

I hate wasps and always flap around like a loon when they come near me!!! I dont really remember, but apparently i was stung as a child by a wasp which has probably contributed to my phobia of them!


CRS Fri 05-Aug-11 22:21:14

There MUST have been a nest today at my friend's house - there were dozens of the buggers. And they were ANGRY. Her MIL lives next door ans showed an admirable murderous attitude towards them (she is also allergic). BTW Madame Lupino - I feel your pain - horseflies are lower on my hit list, but still on there.

wasabipeanut Fri 05-Aug-11 22:22:16

I hate the evil little bastards. Hairspray is also my weapon of choice although it's a bitch to get off the window afterwards.

DH is of the "don't flap them" school. We argue about it every year.

wasabipeanut Fri 05-Aug-11 22:23:47

Forgot to mention - trod on one last year in DS's room. Got me between the toes. My foot was throbbing all night. Evil I tell you. Evil.

<adds L'Oreal to tesco shop>

My stupid Lab eats them, I am half pleased that he is protecting me, while being terrified he will get stung.

CRS Fri 05-Aug-11 22:29:47

OMG BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger - I just re read your post!! HOW did you ever get into that car?? The fear is back upon me just imagining it!

Lets just say I have been working on my fear since the good weather. The first time it took me nearly 20 minutes blush

Now they are so drunk on sap I can do the duck and run grin

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