Monday, July 05, 2010

What Would You Do??

I seem to be having a problem with insects this year. First earwigs invaded the mailbox, and now this.

I got rid of the earwigs with the hose, and then spritzed the mailbox with bug spray so they wouldn't be tempted to return. The wet weather we're having has made them even more prevalent than ants. They are everywhere. And I don't like them. At all.

And now I have this lovely, perfectly round paper wasp nest. Right above the back door! Last week it was only as big as a golf ball. And actually, I wondered if it was old, because I didn't see any wasps around. Different story today. It's now as big as a softball, and every time the back door is closed, it sends them swarming out of the nest. I didn't get stung, but I figure it's only a matter of time before they get me, or a visitor, or one of the cats.

So they have to go. Later this evening, I'll douse the nest with spray, and again tomorrow morning for good measure. I hate using spray, because I feel like I'm being poisoned too, no matter how careful I am. I don't even like putting on mosquito spray, because it always seems to get in my mouth. But some times, it has to be done.

To end on a brighter note, here are all three kitties, sharing a peaceful moment in the sunshine. They usually don't get this close unless they're huddling together for warmth!