I would like to not die a horrible death from wasp stings
July 23, 2014 4:19 PM Subscribe
On my deck, right out my back door, is a small square bench that until recently had a flower pot sitting on it. The flower pot was recently tossed (about a week ago) and last evening, I noticed there were quite a few bees? wasps? in that area of of the deck. Today, it became clear they have MOVED IN.
I think they are building a hive on the underside of the bench. I went down to the ground, and looked up at it, and I can see something sticky and grey and blobby looking, although very small, stuck to the bottom, crawling with wasps. I would say there are 10? 15? 20? I'm not sure. TOO MANY.
How do I get rid of this thing, safely, and fast? It's moveable, but I'm scared to move it. I have guests coming Friday night. The guests will bring two very small children who need to be able to enjoy the deck and the yard, so speed is important.
Can I do this myself? Do I need to call some kind of exterminator super fast? If I pick up the hose, set it on JET, walk a distance away, and spray the crap out of my bench, and then run the hell away, will they know who to turn on?
Maybe there's some kind of poison? We have three cats, and they go outdoors in the evenings. I don't want to do anything that would endanger them, or any other neighborhood cats.
I need them all gone, super fast. How do I do this without immense amounts of pain? Will it require me to set the bench on fire? (my house mate is against this, she likes the bench as seating)