Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rachel31, 11th Aug 2019.
I'm allergic so I either ignore them, or don't miss.
I was on saw the other day and one flew down my top and stung me, little bugger.
Apparently they can't see the colour red
God. The wasps are awful at the moment!
I AM TRYING TO ENJOY A BEER HERE. LEAVE ME IN PEACE.
I was at Eftaling over the weekend and the wasp situation was pretty bad there so it's not just a Merlin problem.
Was plenty of wasps around the park this weekend, especially in the queue lines thanks to the bins. Maybe having a post and having a wasp trap over each bin in the queue lines may be a good idea
Wasp traps attract wasps. You want to put them in places people don't go.
I’m yet to meet one person who can convince me a wasp is required
Apparently females don’t sting. And the ones we see at the moment are all males kicked out of nests by women. They are ****ed off as they are hungry and tired basically
Some bloke told me this. If it’s true - I do feel sorry for them. Even wasps can’t get a break from the misses!
Yes we do need wasp, they are all part of our eco system. We don't need to upset the balance of nature any more, we are already doing this.
Its the female that sting not the males. This is the same for bees. Females have egg laying point (the sting) which the males don't have. These egg laying point has evolved into a sting.
I was wondering how effective the traps would be working at AT last weekend, when the pile of dead wasps was deeper than the sticky goo in the traps.
Wasp traps get more effective the more dead wasps are in them as the smell of meat (dead wasps) along with the smell of sweetness from the trap fluid attracts them in
There are a thousand types, living in several hundred different ways, some solo, some small groups, some in the top inch of soil, some on turf nests, some in dead bodies, some in large paper nests, all living by different stingy rules...
But at this time of year, they are all drunk on rotting fruit, and spoiling for a fight.
And the sun is about to come back out.
This means war.
If people didn't have sticky sugary foods and drinks it'd be less of a problem.
Brambles are universal...especially in the gardens of the Towers!
The park used to do more than they do now.
They used to remove nests from the woods going down to Forbidden Valley.
At this stage of the season, when standing on the Nemesis queue entrance, it was quite easy to use the "height check plastic triangle" to whack a wasp away from you to the ground, then finish it off with your shoe. They were certainly a lot slower than in June / July.
Drunkards are only quick to the bar.
I hate wasps with a passion but it's good to hear @RoyJess say positive things about them and to learn things about them I never knew. I had no idea that males didn't sting. I would be interested to know when the little pests are hovering around you what proportion of them are likely to be male and then I would know how many times that day I have got in a flap over nothing.
The females are bigger iirc.
It's the horse flies you really have to watch for...and they love autumn sun, that last exposure of human flesh, they see it as a 'spoons all day breakfast.
The wasp situation at the Welcom-Inn and Woodcutters yesterday was perhaps the worst I've experienced. Three wasps all at once collectively invading our table. One may have ended up in an upturned cup for everyone's sanity.
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