Where are all the wasps?

  1. Yeah, I always remember around the time you go back to school you'd be tormented by them. Especially around the bins that bake in the August sun

  2. Same in my province in Canada.. but those arseholes have been buzzing around and we can't locate a nest.. and they are not small.

  3. I have a swarm living in the back wall of my house. They moved in in June. There was a little opening between the window and the window sill. Now when I stand in my kitchen I can hear them rustling behind the plasterboard.

  4. That sounds awful tbh pal. Can ye not like throw a match or a lit fire lighter in at them just to assert your dominance?

  5. Oh god, went for a cycle down my country lane yesterday evening. Came back with my eyes red from the feckers hitting them out getting stuck in that bit near your nose

  6. Had my girlfriends 30th August last year. Left all the empties in x2 big garden bags outside. Absolutely swarmed with wasps the next day. I was hungover trying to figure out how to drag the wasp covered bags into the car to go to the bottle bank. Fuck me I says... So I got the hose and sprayed at them. It helped a bit. I managed to get a black plastic bag over the top of each. So at least then when dragging them to the car, none would fly out and sting me... After much sweat and fear, I eventually got the bags into the boot. Its a saloon car so wasps couldn't get to me from the boot. Got to the bottle bank. Hopped out. Wasps EVERYWHERE... Swarming in and out of Green, Brown, Clear glass holes... Could this hangover get any worse... ๐Ÿ˜… Picked up the courage to open the boot. At this moment I'm wearing a jumper for extra protection against the wasps, sweating my ass off in the heatwave... Anyway, I eventually got the bags out of the boot. Had to grow another pair of balls to take the black bags from around the garden bags... Each bottle was a battle, as I swooped in to grab one by one and then used some agility I never knew I had to avoid the wasps at the bottle bank to place it in the correct bin. 200 bottles and cans later, we did it... I fucking hate wasps, and this scenario I think made my fear a bit less. It was horrific as I've always hated the Sky Cunts.. I didn't get stung somehow.. Got home and hosed the bags down, let them dry and threw them in the shed.

  7. Meat, dairy, sheep & crop farming are all pretty damaging the way they're being done currently. There's a few people trying less intensive methods in Ireland with having all year roaming herds for beef, there's also some farms in the UK that have switched to wild herds of bison

  8. Ive had a few fly in the windows today on the west coast. Herself roaring the house down everytime one gets in.

  9. Pesticides have depleted most of what should be in our garden!! The day of lazing in the sun listening to the hum of pollinators seems an age ago ๐Ÿ˜”

  10. They're happily building their nest, eating all the garden pests and raising their brood. When the queen stops producing the hormone that keeps them calm and feeding in the nest they go out looking for sugar and are pissed off.

  11. That's why I'm all for privatizing unprofitable species of the ecosystem. I think a lot of people would happily pay couple of Euro to see a swarm of wasps on demand in a private attic if it meant it was better than just the occasional wasp in their back garden. A lot of liberals have this entitlement mentality towards wildlife. They just expect to see birds nesting in their chimneys and foxes eating out of their wheelie bin, rats crawling out of their sewers, seagulls accepting their food offerings. All of that costs tax money and maybe except for the seagulls there's just not enough specimen to entertain enough of the human population.

  12. I noticed this last year too but then by August/September they were everywhere. Donโ€™t remember it always being that way unless something is affecting them causing a delay!

  13. I was doing a bit of work in the garden earlier. Saw a nest. 100s of them flying in and out. They're being fed by their queen at the moment but she stops feeding them late August/early September. That's whedn they start to get hungry and angry and you'll notice them more. They also feed on fermented fruit which makes them a bit tipsy at that time too.

  14. I had a wasp nest in my shed. I had it removed professionaly however the guy is a catch and release kind so there still out there i guees. Like a leafblower just someone elses problem.

  15. Apparently all over here at my house because I've been jumped twice now by some random massive fucker while I'm just lying on my bed the first time and holding two 10kg dumbbells the second time, I swear it's never when I'm standing up with a rolled up newspaper or something convient

  16. They will appear in August when their work is done. Then you will find them everywhere. Essentially they'll be on their holidays like us humans.

  17. All in the nest yet. Saw a lad in a top line buying two bottles of wasp spray today. Said heโ€™d put on his biker gear to sort them out. Might work, but hope thereโ€™s no exposed joints. Have had bees sting through the gloves off a good bee suit before. Speaking of which, a lot of people canโ€™t tell the difference, all stingy bastards. Bees are a bit weak this year. Imagine same conditions are affecting the wasps. Generally they come with the apples and the chips on show days anyhow

  18. My dog killed them. She's so focused on them. Doesn't care about bees or does. Just wasps. She's doing it about 5 years now and only stung twice. She's a slayer.

  19. Remember when you drove somewhere in the 80s and your windscreen and lights would be wrecked with dead midges..... It'd weird that doesn't happen anymore

  20. I saw a few this morning at around 5:30am as I left my house. Plenty of buzzing sounds. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

  21. Loud buzzing this morn, close to 6am. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

  22. I feel like Ireland just doesn't have that many. Have been here for 3 years and have seen less wasps on all those days together than you'd see in the Netherlands on one random summer day

  23. Found one under my duvet a few nights ago when I was about to hop into bed. I spend a few embarrassing minutes trying to catch the fucker without getting stung..

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