The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Pedley's Ponderings

Winning the Winged Devil War

 

September 10, 2020

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Felled wasps rolled into the editor's gutters by the dozen last month after he went after two large nests in his home's soffits with pesticide.

My house is constantly being invaded. From carpenter ants in the spring to the ever-present daddy long legs in the corners of our ceilings, I'm always on the look out.

This summer was no different. The dreaded carpenter ants crawled in sometime around late summer followed by their grease ant counterparts in June and July. If you're unfamiliar with latter, Google them – they are diabolical.

Despite all the "friendly" faces, I found myself battling a new, yet familiar, foe last month. Paper wasps decided our soffits were prime nesting territory and I was forced to declare war.

I hate wasps...



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