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Shapley wrote:I find wasps to be curious critters. They seem to disappear, though I know not where, when the frost falls. However, even in mid-winter, I'll sometimes find one crawling across the floor of an upstairs bedroom, or out on the deck on a warm day.
The red wasps I usually leave be, unless they build a nest too near a frequented part of the house - near the front door, the hot tub, or the barbeque grill, for example. Yellow-jackets I kill right away if the nest on or near the house. I had a swarm of them on a corner of the house, beneath the siding, this Summer, which I terminated with a heavy spray of wasp killer. They seemed to just keep coming out of the siding once I started spraying. Aggressive little fellows.
Bees, I leave along, except the wood bees, which have a peculiar habit of building nests in the timbers of the deck. When I eventually replace the deck, I think I'll use steel and concrete.
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