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Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:07 PM

BREAKING! Report on incident at home. 🦟😆🤪

Recap: Hornet gets in daughterís room. What Mom thinks is daughter cleaning room is her fighting off hornet. Hornet escapes down the hall to ďlibraryĒ. Mom jumps in. Snow globe pays ultimate sacrifice. 🕯. Broken glass. Angry Hornet trapped in cup with cardboard and tape. Hornet put in freezer downstairs in kitchen.

Remedial fly swatter and "let it go outside" training once I get home. 😆

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Reply BREAKING! Report on incident at home. 🦟😆🤪 (Original post)
underpants Mar 2021 OP
Rorey Mar 2021 #1
underpants Mar 2021 #2
Rorey Mar 2021 #4
Ocelot II Mar 2021 #11
underpants Mar 2021 #12
LakeArenal Mar 2021 #3
Rorey Mar 2021 #5
Laffy Kat Mar 2021 #6
LakeArenal Mar 2021 #8
hunter Mar 2021 #17
Rorey Mar 2021 #7
LakeArenal Mar 2021 #10
Rorey Mar 2021 #13
underpants Mar 2021 #9
Rorey Mar 2021 #14
Rorey Mar 2021 #15
LakeArenal Mar 2021 #16
hunter Mar 2021 #18
Rorey Mar 2021 #19
BGBD Mar 2021 #20

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:16 PM

1. I have a couple of those zapper things

They look like tennis rackets. I feel a little bad when I have to use them, but when other tactics to get a flying bug out of my house fail, I get my zapper.

I try to catch spiders, and if a rogue wasp somehow gets in my house I can usually shoo it outside, but is a fly gets in, it's probably going to get zapped. Then I toss it's little carcass outside so a bird can have a cooked meal.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:21 PM

2. I have one of those too.

Work great over ground bee holes.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:31 PM

4. I couldn't purposely kill a bee

I had never heard of a ground bee. Interesting.

A couple of years ago I thought we had a hive in a shed behind a pegboard, so I called a beekeeper to have him come and get the hive. Turned out that they were possibly just shopping around for a new home or something, because when I checked again they weren't there.

I guess there's a possibility my then-husband did something like spray the area. He was/is pretty devious, and it wouldn't surprise me to find out he secretly did something like that.

I had first found out that beekeepers will come and rescue bees when I found a lost colony of bees at a park when I was walking my dog. I have kept a beekeeper's number in my phone since that happened.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 02:09 PM

11. Don't kill ground bees! They are important pollinators.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 02:10 PM

12. Um.

My neighbor has actual hives so there are plenty around and Iím not a fan of getting but or stung or my kid or my dog so zappy zap zap.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:23 PM

3. Check out critter catcher on the huge buy it store on line.

It really works. Especially on wasps.
Hard to catch flies. So gentle it did not kill the mayfly nor the butterflies/moths.
Most importantly it releases bees without harm.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:32 PM

5. Flies are just about impossible to catch

Except for dogs. I don't know how they do it.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:36 PM

6. My dogs consider flies "sky raisins"

Bees are jalapeno sky raisins.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:39 PM

8. My doggie was a street rescue. Starving.

He can catch a fly on first try. He calls it lunch.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 05:46 PM

17. So do mine.

They'll knock things down chasing them.

We have one dog who sometimes brings me flies she's killed as gifts, usually while I'm reading.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:37 PM

7. Even on moths?

Those are probably my biggest challenge. I have to admit that I often end up resorting to my rechargeable shark vacuum cleaner. I suck them up and then dump them outside. It seems like most survive, and then they probably are bird food or bat food.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:56 PM

10. Yep. Amazingly yes. It took us a long time to decide to buy it.

We didnít think it was possible to not kill butterflies. No powder rubbed off either like when you catch one between fingers.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 02:12 PM

13. Thanks!

I'll probably get one then.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:45 PM

9. I'm not interested in humanely dealing with them. Sorry.

Splat! and move on. Look I like bees. We plant flowers for them but if itís bothering me itís not for long. Flies and anything else? There are plenty of them thank you

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 02:16 PM

14. I think that "Splat" is the most humane way to kill something, if killing is necessary

Realistically, it's the only option sometimes. I don't like using poisons if I can avoid it, but sometimes I do. I do use diatomaceous earth whenever it's feasible.

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 02:18 PM

15. If I come across a black widow spider, there are no rules

The same goes for a brown recluse spider, though I've never seen one. They're "reclusive", after all.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 05:36 PM

16. We got it finally because wasps and bumble bees don't just splat.

Really hard to kill splat. If you piss off a wasp they will attack.
The critter catcher really gently removed them. No need to rise to anger.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 06:02 PM

18. I have a nasty scar from a brown recluse spider bite.

A circle of skin about the size of a dime simply died. The skin about an inch all around that was angry.

Google "brown recluse spider bite" to dredge up images you do not want to see.



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Response to hunter (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 07:05 PM

19. My niece got bitten by one years ago

It was indeed nasty.

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:55 AM

20. I'm friendly with bees

 

but wasps, which a hornet is, are a different story. I will kill every wasp and take out every nest I can.

Bees are evolved to pollenate because of the hair on their legs that holds pollen as they travel. Wasps don't have that hair and most pollination that they are involved in is incidental. Also, they are known to attack and kill actual bee hives. Plus they are aggressive as hell and will sting you for nearly no reason if you get anywhere near a nest. So, I repay that same aggression to them.

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