Last night, my husband and I had to eradicate a yellowjackets nest 6 feet from our door. To set this up, we had an old hottub that broke down this
spring, sitting outside on a simple clapboard base that we built. Well the yellowjackets were going in and out between the tub and the boards. The
exact location of the nest was unknown.
So my husband flipped up the tub to find out that the nest was under the boards.
So I learned that dish soap and water is an effective and safe treatment to kill nests. But the boards are tight and we need to get to it.
So my husband gets the bright idea to see where the nest is. So I held his cigarette,standing closer to the door, while he takes a shovel and lifts
the platform. I hear and eerie sound of ripping paper, and then one of the grissly sounds of nature of an angry swarm. This is one of the more
horrifying sounds of nature like stumbling upon a rattlesnake.
So, my instinct is to dive into the door.
My husband stands there.
He says what? I yelled to get into the house. He says what? I yelled again to get into the house. At this point I am panicking because I was worried
he was going to get killed. I am yelling and waving like a crazy woman for him to get into the house.
He then asks:where is my cigarette??(which I sacrificed by throwing onto the ground)
I am like forget the
cigarette, get into the house.
This is when a hornet flies down my shirt, stings me on the neck, and four times on my bosom. That hornet was not very gracious.
So I gave up on the big boob outside and did the slapping dance on my chest inside.
So with a sore and throbbing bosom, the big boob comes and asks what?
I said didn't you see the swarm?
Meanwhile, hornets were pinging off the doors and windows like hail.
"I didn't see any bees"
I said, didn't the wife yelling at you to come in clue you in? Your an idiot.
Idiot: well, I am not the one who got stung.:bash::bash::bash::bash:
You were the one who was screaming and flailing your arms attracting their attention.
(real reason was because I was the one who was in the light, bees can't see in the dark, this is useful information)
I asked another guy that if his wife yelled at him to get into the house, would he stand around and ask questions?
His reply, well, he wasn't the one who got stung was he?:bnghd::bnghd::bnghd::bnghd:
I asked husband this question again today. He said, you just started yelling, you didn't say it was a swarm. I said, we were in the process of
raiding a yellowjacket nest, I thought it would be obvious.
He proceeded the next time that I should articulate that it was a swarm.
I told him that you can't articulate when being chased by an angry swarm of yellowjackets, and next time I am leaving his arse outside.
His reply: I wasn't the one who got stung was I!!
[edit on 5-9-2007 by nixie_nox]