Here's a close up from yesterday.
|Grand Central Wasp Station|
I was checking at intervals during the evening: the wretched creatures were active until it was quite dark so it was quarter to ten before I was able to dress up as a wasp-ninja.
|Please don't SWAT me!|
That's the Nippon ant powder you see before you (it also explicitly targets wasp nests for the scoffers). I used the 'red torchlight' app on my phone to illuminate the nest entrance - white light gets them excited. In fact there was barely a wasp in sight as I sprayed and sprayed the powder into the entrance and onto adjacent landing sites.
I even had the hose set up nearby to provide a water-spray defence if I had been attacked by a swarm.
Preparedness is often called luck - I was lucky last night.
|"... they make a wasteland, they call it peace"|
This morning, there are a couple of corpses in the white snow and not a trace of wasp activity.
As Kinnock might have said, "We have our garden back."