Just thwacked my first wasp of the year. I hate doing it but am terrified of the blighters. What's your policy? Glass and paper and set them free? Lethal sprays? (Can't do this one at the mo because of pregnancy - also don't like DD inhaling the stuff.)
PLUS: I hate the idea of DD (14m) getting stung but should be prepared I suppose. What's the best way to deal with stings in babies?
I'm a splatterer too, but we also wear lots of insect repellent (cos they always go for me not DH), and you can buy a waspeze pen from the chemists which cools it down straight away if you do get stung, or if you are at home ice works too.
I sprayed with a low toxin spray( suitable for use around babes, pregnant women, respiratory illness sufferers) .... we are able to get here in Aus - have a look at your bug spray aisle - must have something similar.
IF I am out of that - find the nest, at dusk spray with hairspray - stops the wings moving and them flying - often fall to the ground - then splatter nest, wasps and all.
Policy - only good wasp is a dead wasp - with a babe and a toddler around. We had a number of nest in our trees, front landing and so on.
you can get witch doctor gel in tubes, its safe on babies and it numbs thearea and is really cooling, about 2.50 a tube, they sell it in tescos, suitible for all bites and stings, i find it a godsend as ds1 seems to be a flying insect magnet, bless him!
Wasps, bees (are they extra enormous this year or what!?) flies all get stuck in my conservatory. HHHAAATE them ALL! I'm more of an usherer out, cos I can't be doing with the mess squashing them makes. Yuk.
I want one of those beaded curtains over the door to keep them out, but I know the children will have it down and millions of beads everywhere in two minutes!
I am an obsessive wasp killer I am sorry to say. Any wasp I find in the house is not allowed to escape: I would prefer to spend five minutes killing one than five seconds letting it out again. Aren't I cruel? But it is only wasps I feel this way about. They strike me as the meanest, most useless creatures on earth.