Wasp!!

Posted by: Pirate

Wasp!! - 03/11/14 02:35 PM

it must be spring, just killed 4 huge aggressive black wasp in the bedroom...try not to miss them because they have a memory and will come after you at a later time
Posted by: steveg

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 02:58 AM

Ayup… Starting to find what looks like Hercules beetles (I'm no entomologist, so I can't be sure) inside. Mostly inside the kitchen ceiling lighting panels. A sign that Spring be a-comin'.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 03:28 AM

Ayup!
I get scarab beetles (and others) in my pool. Just took one out Sunday and showed my brother. He was fairly excited that it was a scarab. Looks like this...
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=scar...p;sp=-1&sk=
Posted by: Nana

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 07:00 AM

OMG!!!! shocked

And here I am complaining about all the stink bugs crawling on the outside of my windows driving my already crazy cat even crazier.
I actually saw one fly off early this morning. I didn't know they fly!
Going to the store to get me a couple cans of Raid. I am going to spray the screens. Those things gave me the heebie jeebies. mad

Posted by: steveg

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 07:52 AM

Yep, that's the one! I didn't realize they're stink bugs. They get all over the outsides of my screens at times, but neither of my cats are interested in them.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 08:25 AM

Smush one and you'll know!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 09:13 AM


ICKIE POO! tongue

First one I ever saw was in my bed! sick

Unlike our Native Species These are an Invasive Species from Asia.
They're attracted to Light Colored Houses where they try to stay warm
on our cold winter days...and to that end... seek entrance via any crevice
& seam beneath the shingles and air conditioners to gain entrance into your
home, where they generally hunker-down awaiting Spring to become active again,
when you may notice them trying to get out again. smirk GOOD RIDDANCE!

WIKI link: Brown marmorated stink bug

Rutgers Publication

Penn State Publication

**Pesticides are poisonous.
Read and follow directions and safety precautions on labels.
Handle carefully and store in original labeled containers
out of the reach of children, pets, and livestock.
Dispose of empty containers right away, in a safe manner and place.
Do not contaminate forage, streams, or ponds.

** The disclaimer on a Pesticide Container constitutes
AN UNDERSTOOD CONTRACT that you Enter Into
Upon PURCHASING the Product. **

READ * READ * READ

**That UNDERSTOOD CONTRACT is there to
Absolve The Manufacturer of Any & All Blame
Should you peel the paint off your house...
...or kill your kids. eek
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 09:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
it must be spring, just killed 4 huge aggressive black wasp in the bedroom...try not to miss them because they have a memory and will come after you at a later time


Wouldn't bee one of THESE Suckers, would they?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Nana
Going to the store to get me a couple cans of Raid. I am going to spray the screens. Those things gave me the heebie jeebies. mad
Probably would't be good for the cats though, better watch out.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 09:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: Nana
Going to the store to get me a couple cans of Raid. I am going to spray the screens. Those things gave me the heebie jeebies. mad
Probably would't be good for the cats though, better watch out.


...also, RAID is a Contact poison
(gotta' be sprayed directly on an insect)
Once dried, it does nothing to REPEL Insects.
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 10:23 AM

In the spring and fall, I will get several wasps in my kitchen. I still have not figured out where they are coming from. I do have a fireplace in the kitchen but the chimney is pretty well sealed.

Luckily, they are attracted to the lights so with the electric zapper tennis racket, they are pretty easy to dispatch.

When I had my home inspected before buying it years ago, the pest guy stated that since I am out in the country, I need to get used to having "country bugs" getting in every now and then.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Celandine
**Pesticides are poisonous.
Read and follow directions and safety precautions on labels.
<SNIP>
** The disclaimer on a Pesticide Container constitutes
AN UNDERSTOOD CONTRACT that you Enter Into
Upon PURCHASING the Product. **
<SNIP>
**That UNDERSTOOD CONTRACT is there to
Absolve The Manufacturer of Any & All Blame
Should you peel the paint off your house...
...or kill your kids. eek

Understanding Pesticide Labels
The important message I'm trying to get across is READ THE LABEL.
Read it before you purchase the pesticide, before you mix the pesticide, before you apply the pesticide, and before you store or dispose of the pesticide. Another important message is Understand What You Are Reading and ask questions if you don't. The only dumb question is the one which is not asked! Also included on all pesticide labels is the notice that states the buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions. So, if a salesperson sells you a non- selective herbicide product to control a few broadleaf weeds in your yard and you apply the product to the entire lawn without reading the label, don't be angry with the salesperson when your entire yard is dead. It's you who didn't read and understand the label!!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 12:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Biggerfoot
In the spring and fall, I will get several wasps in my kitchen. I still have not figured out where they are coming from. I do have a fireplace in the kitchen but the chimney is pretty well sealed.
How about nests in the attic? This is the perfect time of year to get rid of them.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine
Originally Posted By: Pirate
it must be spring, just killed 4 huge aggressive black wasp in the bedroom...try not to miss them because they have a memory and will come after you at a later time


Wouldn't bee one of THESE Suckers, would they?



Mine are kinda like those, but solid black, some kind of new wasp that are very aggressive..not afraid of people at all...and hard to kill the shell is extra hard and crunches when smashed...they are about the size of a common red wasp and have some kind of menory, swat and miss a red wasp and it just goes on its way...miss one of the black ones and they will be all over you like the know it was you that did the swatting
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 01:14 PM

Like I mentioned to Bigger, check the attic. They come down through the walls or window frames. If I remember right you now live in an apartment, see if you can get the landlord to get an exterminator out to check it out.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 02:17 PM

Saw your beetle and thought to myself that these look like those beetles that I used to see rooting around the cow manure on the farm. Looked them up on Wilki to find they are, indeed a dung beetle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phanaeus_vindex

And that's what I remember seeing

Dave
Posted by: MrB

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 02:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine
Originally Posted By: Pirate
it must be spring, just killed 4 huge aggressive black wasp in the bedroom...try not to miss them because they have a memory and will come after you at a later time


Wouldn't bee one of THESE Suckers, would they?


Always wondered what those things were. They never seem to be dangerous but I have steered away from them anyway. I hate to bee stung

Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 02:29 PM



Might they be HORNETS?



WikiPage
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 03:18 PM

Quote:
I hate to bee stung
grin
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 04:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: Biggerfoot
In the spring and fall, I will get several wasps in my kitchen. I still have not figured out where they are coming from. I do have a fireplace in the kitchen but the chimney is pretty well sealed.
How about nests in the attic? This is the perfect time of year to get rid of them.


Actually I looked all over the place for a nest several times and even put bug bombs up there. However, there is lots of space and little hiding places I could not see. It is an old farmhouse. At least is only a few and does not seem to be an infestation.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 05:28 PM

The only good wasp is a dead wasp. Unless they stay away from the house.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Wasp!! - 03/12/14 11:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
Quote:
I hate to bee stung
grin


I was writing and just couldn't help myself smirk

Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/13/14 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
it must be spring, just killed 4 huge aggressive black wasp in the bedroom...try not to miss them because they have a memory and will come after you at a later time


When you described them as HUGE the Cicada Killers came to mind,
but when you said inordinately AGGRESSIVE I thought HORNETS!

They're INfamously Aggressive...and I've picnic-ed with enough of
to be familiar with their memory!Once you tick-'em off fagedaboudit!
...and some exude a pheromone that causes others in their hive to
come to their defense.

You also mentioned OTHER "RED" Ones, which brought to mind the Giant
European Red Hornets that aren't all that aggressive... however...
you also said "NEW Ones" There is a new Invasive Species of Giant
European Hornets NEW to the Americas.

If the infestation continues, HAVE THE INSECTS PROPERLY
IDENTIFIED** and if they're Hornets, SEEK A PROFESSIONAL!


Jim is correct.. now's the right time of year to deal with them...
The Danger is that if they're nesting in your house, their numbers
can multiple QUICKLY...like their close relatives, the Yellow Jackets
their Sister Wasps in the hive care for and feed a brood of young that
develop quickly as they enlarge the nest and rear yet more young
...all the while aggressively defending the nest and each other.

Contact your nearest USDA Extension Office
they will instruct you How-To send a Sample
for Proper Identification and Recommendation
on what you need to deal with an infestation:
Missouri Co-Operative Extension Offices

IT'S A FREE SERVICE! laugh
We sit around all day waiting to help people! smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/13/14 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: MrB
Originally Posted By: Celandine

Wouldn't bee one of THESE Suckers, would they?


Always wondered what those things were. They never seem to be dangerous but I have steered away from them anyway. I hate to bee stung

Dave


You're right, they AREN'T Dangerous, or Aggressive
they're just intimidating due to their size and
because all the noise they make (especially when
they're wrestling with a huge cicada!)


Like the HUGE Carpenter Bees... they're intimidating
but notoriously non-aggressive. You need to either
step on them in the grass by accident, or man-handle
them in order to bee stung. wink
Posted by: DLC

Re: Wasp!! - 03/13/14 05:32 PM

Cicada killers look like big mean wasps BUT they really won't bother you unless you corner them or try to pick them up... they are NOT very aggressive like Yellow jackets and hornets.
Same with tarantula wasps... BIG and look like they'd sting the crap out of you, but if you ignore them they won't bother you.... BOTH have subterranean nests so hard to find and they are solitary... unlike Yellow jackets and hornets where there could be 100s !! eek


Amazing they found this one !

There is a great sequence of a tarantula wasp and tarantula fighting in the end of Disney's The Living Desert... super video for it's day !! (1953)


Posted by: Celandine

Re: Wasp!! - 03/13/14 05:55 PM


Wasps, like Spiders, are considered "Beneficial"
in that in their natural habitat & in our Garden,
they're invaluable for keeping the PEST species
populations under control, and therefore shouldn't
be killed out-of-hand.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Wasp!! - 03/13/14 06:10 PM

I'd be a wasp. Except I'm not protestant.

Oh, and I'm not anglo-saxon.

But I am white.

I think.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Wasp!! - 03/13/14 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
I'd be a wasp. Except I'm not protestant.

Oh, and I'm not anglo-saxon.
I was holding back. I wondered who would bring the WASP thing up. laugh
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Wasp!! - 03/13/14 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Biggerfoot
Actually I looked all over the place for a nest several times and even put bug bombs up there. However, there is lots of space and little hiding places I could not see. It is an old farmhouse. At least is only a few and does not seem to be an infestation.
Bug bombs work okay when they are active, they'll carry the poison into the nest, but don't penetrate the nest very well when they are hibernating.

A flashlight, a cold Saturday afternoon, and a can of Raid to soak the nest. smile

Or a bug bomb in the spring when they're active.