29 June 2004
At least marginally buzzworthy
Courtesy of Robb Hibbard, a list of things wasps don't like:
- hedge clippers
- guys who wear shoes without socks
- guys who utter expletives at their hedge clippers while performing yard work
- guys whose canon of expletives contains insect-specific entries
- guys who scream the insect-specific entries from their respective canons of expletives while running very, very fast
I think I can qualify on at least some of these.
Posted at 3:12 PM to Dyssynergy
My magnolia bush has a wasp nest in it. Everytime I go to trim it up I forget the li'l bastards are in there.
You haven't lived till you watch me running from that bush to the front door.
A friend hinted that the miserable sons of buzzes are repelled by some of our ersatz-medicinal smells, so I treated my shed to one of those El Cheapo toilet bowl cleaners on a wire. It hasn't dispersed all of them, but it's kept their numbers down below a zillion, and the price is insignificant.
But but but.. You *can't* wear Sperry Top-Siders with socks.. They just don't feel as comfy that way..
I heard once, long ago, that the way to get rid of wasps is move a Catholic family into the neighborhood.
(Disclaimer: I was raised a Catholic.)
Are you as plagued by these nasty insects as I am? I think every wasp species known to man lives right here in my backyard. We have an investment in "Real Kill." I also discovered that they do not like window cleaner - don't ask.
I had always heard WASPs don't like Catholics, Jews, blacks, and Mexicans. I mean just look at Kerry's election committee.