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Posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Dave!Great Odin's Raven!

The wasps/bees/hornets/yellow jackets/whatver ARE REBUILDING!!

This morning I whipped back the curtains only to find that they were everywhere. All over the glass... patrolling the deck... AND REBUILDING THEIR NEST!! And they are REBUILDING IT UNDER A TV TRAY!! These little minions of Satan are indeed evil... EVIL TO THE CORE!!

Here is a corner of the old nest that I knocked down...

Minions of Satan

They are still using it... for something. I can only guess that they have converted the thing into an incubator for some kind of super-mutant-wasp creature meant to destroy me.

All that being said, they are really fascinating creatures to watch. The are very graceful in flight...

Minions of Satan

And here are the little bastards rebuilding their new ULTRA-SUPER-NEST-OF-DOOM!!

Minions of Satan

Heaven help me.

I can't really bring myself to kill any creature, so I'm still debating how to handle this. I'm thinking that tonight while they are sleeping I will pitch the old nest into the neighboring field along with the TV tray. I'll then soak down everything and try to make sure there's nothing else for them to build under. If you don't hear from me again, it's because I'm dead. Stung to death by whatever these little hellions are.

In happier news, here is a photo of my Converse Batman All-Star Chuck Taylors that some of you were asking about...

Converse Batman All-Star Chuck Taylors

Aren't they totally cool? I'd wear them always but, since you can't buy them anymore, I limit myself to once or twice a year on special occasions. Like the party in Chicago...

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  1. Wench says:

    My husband would kill for those chucks.

  2. adena says:

    I know you don’t want to work your mind around killing anything, but honestly….there is really no other way to get rid of those things. I mean, once they start building a nest, you’re pretty well screwed. They like it there. And like someone said earlier, once it gets to the season when all the little wasplings are in the nest, there will be hell to pay if you, you know, ever want to LEAVE YOUR HOUSE!

    Maybe look into having an exterminator come in? Leave the house and think happy thoughts while the evil minions of satan are being destroyed?

    You will SO get stung if you try to move that thing….

  3. Erin says:

    Do the Chucks still have tags on them?

    Sorry about the wasps. They’re scary.

  4. Chase says:

    I have an idea. Come stay at my house. The wasps won’t know you’re here. You’ll be safe. I can’t promise your return…but…I mean…whatever. You won’t get stung by stingy things. And I’ll get…well, Dave.

    *evil laugh*

  5. Jeff says:

    If you don’t come back – can I have your blog?

  6. timothy says:

    Ouch! Seeing those wasps/bees/hornets/yellow jackets/whatever brings back a couple of painful memories of stings to the eye and hand. I once had a house that they adored. I’d knock down one nest to find them building a new one a few days later, sometimes in the same location, sometimes in a new nook. Eventually a less desirable season came, and they were gone. Good luck.

  7. RW says:

    So I guess this means we’re not dressing up when you get here?

  8. Dave2 says:

    Hey… Batman Chuck Taylors are the epitome of dress-up high fashion! I’ve worn them with a sport jacket more than once! 🙂

  9. sandra says:

    I’m going to be in Chicago in either June or July, so hopefully one of the weekends will match up! In either case, you guys should meet up at my uncle’s bar (she says, completely biased). Jenny lives right near it, so it’d be easy for her. Plus, it kicks ass.

  10. Anthony says:

    Hate wasps. One of them stung me on the neck while I was on the bus. Fecking wasps.

  11. I’m pretty sure that Buddha once said, “Yeah, normally I don’t kill any living creature, but fire ants and wasps? Oh yeah, totally dead.”

  12. Kevin says:

    I’m cool with Sandra’s Uncle’s bar.

    Nice Chucks.

    So would that be the wasp equivalent of the Death Star II? Is it time to send in a Rebel Squadron to wipe out their striped asses?

  13. ChillyWilly says:

    Wasps… haven’t quite determined what their purpose is in life, other than to torment and annoy us humans.

    Regardless, as much as I have issues with killing anything, wasps are on my exempt list and when I am outside, the flyswatter becomes a very handy tool. Normally only one or two needs to be swatted in order to send a message back to the rest of the swarm.

    I suggest one of those yellow plastic things that hangs on a hook for wasps (it’s for yellow jackets, but wasps seems to find their way into this humane buzzing-creature remover)

  14. Lisa says:

    Check out ebay for a back up pair of batman all stars. Not sure what size you wear but they have a few (and plenty for any infants you might know).

  15. Michelle says:

    Lets see….. so your plan is to wait till they’re all at home sleeping…… attempt to move them and wake their mean little arses up. Dude, are you feeling suicidal? Because there are easier ways to go. Please dont do it.

  16. Tracy Lynn says:

    It’s a problem, the wasp thing, because they won’t go away on their own. And I don’t think they have many natural predators.

    I know that you are supposed to remove the nests in the spring and at twilight, but I can’t remember why.

    Good luck!

  17. suze says:

    ummm. i vote for the utter and total distruction and elimination of the evil that are wasps. and spiders. *shudder*. I’m all for respecting life and what not, but not when it comes to wasps. or spiders *shudder*…

  18. Chanakin says:

    The bee guy that came to my place said they return because they scent their location. Guess it helps when you’re sauced on nectar.

    He was in a full bee suit, and as soon as he starting messing with the nest, they were on him. It was like something out of the movies. I’ll pray for you.

    The shoes are cool. If you bought Batman Underoos, I’d be concerned.

  19. Bre says:

    Did you ever hear that saying about the aerodynamics of flight in bees/wasps? I wonder if it’s true…. Just don’t get yourself stung!

  20. Neil says:

    “I can’t really bring myself to kill any creature.”

    You must overcome this pacifist outlook. These creatures will stop at nothing to destroy you. It is you or the wasps. Remember what happend to those who those who wanted to “live” with the creatures from the War of the Worlds?

  21. Bats! No, Wasps! Do wasps do the same thing bees do with smoke? Do they run away, too? Maybe you could smoke ’em out…lol Or burn down the place trying. Heh.

    Cool sneakers, btw.

  22. jenny says:

    Sandra’s uncle’s bar is one of my favorite bars – great neighborhood place, they have like 60 different kinds of beer, and really good food. Gets really packed later on the weekends, though!

    Dave – you MUST wear the Chucks! They totally rock, with or without a smoking jacket. (and good luck with the wasps… nasty!)

  23. DON’T DO IT, DAVE! DON’T! This is a time for professional, crazy, overly-talkative bee professional to come to your place and try to be best friends with you. Even if you wind up with a lunatic friend who saved you from a swarm of bees, well, at least you’re not dead.

    These little suckers may seem nice and friendly; you leave them alone, they leave you alone. Once you mess with their home, though, they go from an annoying nuisance to little, annoying bastards. This is where you must turn off your machismo.

    I’ve never seen (or heard) so many bees in Arizona as I have this year. I wonder if their numbers are up this year over previous years. Good luck and God speed.

  24. claire says:

    I stepped on a wasps’ nest when I was a kid (turns out they sometimes nest in the ground so it’s not like I saw it coming), and it sucked hardcore. A bath with baking soda did help with the pain of the stings.

    Hiring a professional is surely the way to go.

  25. I am deathly afraid of anything that stings, be it a hornet, wasp, bee, or peroxide on a cut.

    As for the Chucks, I totally coveted those when i was in Ninth Grade. I also wanted a pair of the Vision Street Wear ones that had “Vision Street” printed all over them.

  26. Mikey says:

    If those Chucks are size 7 send them my way. 🙂

  27. Suzi aka SJ says:

    I really, REALLY hope you’re joking about tossing their homes into a field. Because they will mount an assault like you cannot imagine. DON’T DO IT.

    I’ve heard of companies that will relocate bees, but never wasps.

  28. Nicole says:

    C’mon Dave, be a man. Just pick that thing up with your bare hands and throw it as hard as you can. If you make sure and wear your super-cool Batman shoes at the time nothing can go wrong with the plan.


  29. Mocha says:

    I’m not certain why the Batman shoes don’t have some sort of protective powers whereby the wasps lull into submission.

    I mean, why kind of shoes ARE they if they can’t do that?

  30. Mooselet says:

    My brother would kill for those shoes.

    Dave, just kill the wasps already. It’s you or them, and since you don’t go around stinging people for no apparent reason – chainsawing the cars of assholes is another matter entirely – you don’t deserve to die. Get some Raid and a friend to do it if you truly can’t yourself.

  31. Mia says:

    You could always use your Batman Chucks to beat the living wasp snot out of them. It could of course result in your swelling up to the size of the Batmobile…but at least you’d get one more use out of the chucks.

    I do what I can.

  32. With the tons of comments you have this probably won’t get read, but I’ll say it anyway. With no a** kissing your blog is awesome. Dude where you are with your blog is. That’s where I want to go with mine. I’ve been blogging almost 2 months and thought I had something going. Now I’ve seen what the real deal is. Dude I enjoyed your blog immensely, and you now have another avid reader!

  33. Rabbit says:

    Dave, my boyfriend had a landlord that didn’t want to harm a single living thing and let the wasps live. They built a massive nest over six feet in diameter. In the ceiling of my boyfriend’s apartment. By the time an exterminator was called in, the ceiling was so weak that it (and the ginormous wasps’ nest) were about to fall in.
    Know what was under the wasp metropolis? The boyfriend’s BED.

    Kill the wasps, Dave. Do it.

  34. Glen says:

    These little suckers just make nests, breed and provides no useful purpose. Today, I was going to the rearly used side of the house to look at my banana trees, I never looked up to see the five wasp nexts and suddenly, whap, whap, whap.

    I’m still aching from the stings these suckers laid on me. I got me a can of WD-40, a can of heavy duty degreaser, some insect spray, a long stick and launch a full scale attack on those suckers.

    I still have a few more to do. I don’t know if smoke quell them as it does bees, but whatever it takes, (except burning down the house) I’ll get rid of them

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