Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Big Ass Hornet Update

The 2 or 3 of you who actually look at this blog may have wondered about that picture of a hornet over there to the right. Back when I first started this blog, I was having a problem with those monsters around my house. They scare the shit out of me, since I have a mild allergy to stinging insects and do not care to find out if getting hit by one of these fuckers might shift that allergy from mild to life-threatening, so I have waged an ongoing battle with them. They scored one on me late last summer when my dog stepped on one and couldn't put her foot down for two days.

The original post is here and there was an update here.

Anyway, I thought I was rid of them since I didn't see any for a long time, until about a month ago. So, the battle is on again and I have found an unlikely weapon. The compact fluorescent light bulb that is the threat to all freedom. It is a turbo hornet killing machine. See, they are attracted to light, like a moth with a big electric prod in its ass. But with the CFL, they can actually get up inside the coils of the CFL. Which is where I find one or two every morning, toasted. I guess the CFL gives off just enough heat to bake a hornet.

In the meantime, the conventional hornet/wasp trap has caught about 200 yellow jackets and three hornets. CFL 20, hornet trap 3.

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