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WTF would you do about this? by FantasyStock WTF would you do about this? by FantasyStock
...:omg: These are yellow jacket wasps, and I just found them nesting in the little door where the truck is fueled.

Yes, yes, it's stock, unrestricted, use it for whatever, just tell me about it and credit me with a link back. (More stock here.) Policies in my journal.

But I digress...


WFT would you do about this??? I would feel terrible to poison them, but I've been stung repeatedly by a single one of these before. They're aggressive. And question #2: Is it totally crazy that I'm considering going outside to try to get better stock photos of them?? (I'd need to get a LOT closer.)
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Fragraham Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Kaiju-popsicle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Don a bee suit, plant fireworks in their nest, and run as far and as fast as you can. They will be pissed off. They will chase you.
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slobo777 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty colouring, but I wouldn't want to approach that nest either! What did you do in the end?
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SkY-ToWeR Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
What are they nesting on? Seems like a gas pump. I used to live near bugs like those and they always wanted to go inside my house, but they got pissed off when they actually got inside.
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lhs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Scary!

1:4 mix of soapy/detergent water might neutralize them with out poison.

I wouldn't try to take a close-up of these guys...
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wolfpuppy250 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
i got stung by one befor...a little under my knee...it hurt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ShyValfaris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
amazing :D i like how they defend theyre littel baby´s ^^
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Yeah, I like how they look like armored warriors! And I respect them, but they've got to go!
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SoulFirePhotography Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
pretty sure I'd start crying. I'm allergic and any time I see these I kind of panic T_T. Please be careful!
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Thanks! I panic too, but I'm trying to be cool about it. I got stung once before by a yellow jacket. It flew into my root beer bottle, and I didn't realize until the thing was in my mouth, stinging me again and again and again... If just one can do THAT much hurt to a person, I don't want to piss off a whole family of them!
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Whisper292 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If you really don't want to kill the little guys, I would suggest standing as far away as possible and close to a door you can run into and then spraying them with a water hose. It won't kill them, but if it's strong enough, it'll dislodge the nest. Of course, it will piss them off -- hence the door you can run to. Good luck!
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I rather liked this idea! We left the door open last night outside with a big, rainy thunderstorm with lots of gusty wind... And it's still there right now. And they seem really defensive now with the door open. But its still a very small "colony", or whatever wasp groupings are called. I've one seen about 7 or 8 of them at one time, usually no more than three.
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Fangfingers Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Wait until night ....shine a flashlight on it and you can get as close as you want...wasps won't fly at night unless severely disturbed ....
( best time to spray nest too )

My lens was about 4 inches away ... the flashlight wakes them up ...but they dont fly... ( why you never see wasps flying around incandescent bulbs at night ) ..longer exposure due to low light but they dont move much.

Example ------> [link]



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Ordinary is a free, state-sponsored drug .... secretly funded by religion. ~ Fangfingers
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
If it hadn't rained last night, I would have tried this. But we had a storm with high winds for most of the night.
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Aeltari Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Get a can of RAID and get rid of them. Those things get really nasty, really fast. If you are allergic to them ...you dont want to go there lol.
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
If I end up spraying them, RAID will be my product of choice. I used to work for a RAID hotline of sorts. You know that phone number on the back of the bottle for questions or comments (read: complaints)? I was one of the people that answered that line. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about bugs when I had that job. And I'm still convinced that RAID knows what they're doing when it comes to killing insects.
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Aeltari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That would be a cool job then. I would love to learn more about bugs.
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da-joint-stock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Try to catch them! They're a lot easier to take pictures of when they can't fly away.

As to kill them...there are loads of ways but I prefer the freakiest of them all - the 'Clap'. Simply clap them right out of the air. THey don't have time to sting you!

...If that creeps you out too much, just take a big flat object and smush them all at once :)
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Catch them??? Clap them??? :o Ok, you win! I'm not brave enough for either of those options.
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da-joint-stock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student General Artist
It's...exhilerating! sort of...
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lyntohsaka Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
:iconwowplz: RUN!!!!! those things HURT!! :iconwowplz: +1

xD
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
:giggle:
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Silvac Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I'm not sure if this will work with wasps but smoke has a tendency to make bee's calm or woozy. I'd try that first.
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I'm not entirely sure how to implement the smoke at the moment. But I'll keep it in mind if it comes to drastic measures.
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rml-stock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hairspray Can + Lighter = no more wasps
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
It's right by the fuel tank! :no:
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rml-stock Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh... then scratch that.
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
:giggle:
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Hazel23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait until night, then knock the nest down and move it far away from the building. Those things are mean.
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Yeah, they're kind of serious bugs. Is it true that they won't fly at night?
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Hazel23 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They get drowsy, and slower.
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Kyo-Chii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist
Either those things are REALLY huge, or their nest is really small.
If you do go back out there, please be very careful! ;; D ;;
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
They are about an inch long. This [link] should give you some perspective. And don't worry; I've been careful to respect their space for the time being.
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hiei14 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, we had some of those buggers last summer nested in the lip of the shed roof. XD <3
Right above the poor rabbit, I was the only one that go feed and water him.

I got really close to them, NEVER bothered them or there nest and made sure to be out of the way and they never stung me once. once the frost hits though they will be gone and will not come back to the nest.
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Summer isn't my favorite season. Clearly autumn is superior for its crisp weather and near lack of bugs!
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hiei14 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student General Artist
I like winter better. > p> no bugs at all.
We get Chiggers REALLY bad here so its hell just walking threw are own lawn. xD
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
those are HUMONGOUS... and you want to willingly go out and get more photos..... are you feeling like you want to dance with the devil, I mean really man, come on.... LOOK AT THEM....
shudders at the pic... :crazy: :fear: :sprint:
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I DID get more photos... [link] :D I have a phobia of these critters, but I feel that the one way to stop fearing something is to face it. (As safely as possible.)
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GreenTeaPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Dude! I got Celliulitis from one of these! D: (I have NO CLUE how to spell that XD) Not my favorite insect, at all!
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Yeah, they aren't my favorite either. One flew into a beverage bottle that I was drinking out of several years ago, and that little bug kicked my ass!
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GreenTeaPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Ouch! That doesn't sound good at all!
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Friesles Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, are they really... huge or is that just weird camera perspective?
I would scream and run or get a really long stick, poke it then hide where they couldn't find me. :meow:
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
These wasps are about an inch long. One or two will usually get in the house each summer, and they stay near the windows, but if you go near the window to open it for them, they get angry! Spraying anything at them can lead them to follow the stream back to the source, so it's best to stand far back and shoot short bursts at them. But I don't want to kill them unless it becomes my last resort. I just want them to... go away.
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Friesles Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't suppose you could get rid of them by throwing a steak out of the window, huh? It works in cartoons.... for dogs anyway... xD
Good luck getting rid of them, I would just scream and swat them with all of my might or just lock myself in the bathroom and cry xD
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GreenTeaPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
That's GENIUS. XD
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Friesles Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you random person of the internet, lol only joking and thanks all the more :D :iconspazhugplz:
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GreenTeaPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Hehe
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Friesles Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconpyroglompplz: A watch and llama for you :D
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GreenTeaPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thank you so much, and the same for you!
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Friesles Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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