October 12, 2021 6:39am CST
But I know what this one is. A freakin' hornet. Don't know why it is on the driver's side door to my vehicle, but I guess I didn't really want to go to the store right this instant anyway, I just had this mistaken assumption that I needed to. But I am not going to attempt to open the door to get in the vehicle until this thing decides to leave. I'm assuming its nest got destroyed in the storm yesterday afternoon or it got blown miles away from its home and is lost. Anyone got a flame-thrower I can borrow?
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• United Kingdom
So I don't know about hornets, but apparently adult wasps (at least the common black-and-yellow wasps we all know, and not any of the other 6,999 species of wasp we have in the UK) collect bugs to feed to the larvae, but they themselves feed on honey-dew that the larvae exude. Once the larvae have grown up and left the nest, they have lost their food source, so they are hungry and maybe even 'hangry', so they go out looking for sweet things and that's when they are attracted to our drinks at picnics and such, as well as to ripe fruit. And sometimes the fruit they find are partly fermented. So not only are they 'hangry' but they are drunk as well! No wonder they cause trouble.
• Olney, Illinois
Same here, and those damned wasps...I disturbed a nest once (by accident) and took off running around the house, got halfway around it and stopped thinking I was safe---ZAP! sucker got me on the back of the neck. Wasn't even gonna attempt to bother this thing.
That wasp spray is deadly. It shoots out of the can like 10 feet away...once a week, I spray all around my front and back doors in summer, as we seem to have an abundance of the mean critters here. I do everything I can to keep them away, I get extremely sick when I get bitten by one. Have ended up in the emergency room more than once. I think they are horrid.
I'm terrified of bugs. Wasps and wolf spiders are the worst. I was so scared by a huge wolf spider on my front steps sprayed a whole can of bug spray on it and it didn't die. I had to go down the steps and I was desperate so I used a can of hairspray a lighter, made my own flamethrower and set that huge thing on fire. Glad I didn't burn down the house. But it was me or him, one of us had to go down.
It looks awful. Sometimes at night time, wasps visit my house and generally hover around the tube lights. I leave that room where they enter. I also whacked them with slippers when they sat on the wall, but I always remain on my toes in case I need to flee if I miss.