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Do Not Swat the Wasp!

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They are my worst nightmare having been stung, but they do have their uses

Wasp venom and saliva have antibiotic properties, while yellowjacket venom has shown promise in treating cancer. In some tropical countries, wasp larvae are even harvested for food

They also eat caterpillars that can ruin crops and flies and spiders

And dont forget they help pollinate flowers

https://www.earth.com/news/wasps-are-undervalued-as-predators-and-pollinators/

TerenceMealing
9 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 days ago

Interesting but I hope they stay away from me. I dont sweat them too scared πŸ˜–

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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9 days ago

Yes i feel the same I, as soon as i hear the buzz i am frantically looking for one Image

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant269 days ago

We have a wasp nest somewhere in the house but we cant find it, recently we've had a few slow wasps near the windows (inside) and i run a mile! I was really brave the other day and guided one out the window with a book! 🀣

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charlottegardie
charlottegardie9 days ago

No don't hurt them most of time there more scared of us

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry9 days ago

I try not to kill anything if possible but the other day one was trapped in my greenhouse and I did everything possible to get it out unfortunately I killed it in the process ☹️

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TheChimp
TheChimp9 days ago

I absolutely hate jaspers, but I open a window and shoo them out if they get in the house.

Main problem is that Harvey the woofer wants to catch them and I don't want him stung.

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant269 days ago

TheChimp if our little woof is in the garden she often chases bees. She's been stung in the mouth a couple of times but she wont leave the bees alone. Think wasps are a bit quick for her 🀭

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TheChimp
TheChimp9 days ago

PinkElephant26 Doesn't help when he's got a flower on his nose πŸ™„

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana4 days ago

Animals can have an amusing look when stung by bees but I certainly don't wish it on any cat or dog.

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
Original Poster
9 days ago

Yes TC , our dog is the same , she shows no fear, until the time she gets stung on the nose

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Ann1984
Ann19849 days ago

If one comes near me flattened it’s getting a nest was growing in shed last year I burned the thing I noticed this year one has started trying to get back in so again will burn it

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl3279 days ago

I don't usually kill any creatures or insects but I do wasps. Horrible things. I like to put them under a glass and leave them in the sun to suffer like I'd suffer if they stung me. I know, I'm hateful.

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Ann1984
Ann19849 days ago

TractorGirl327 πŸ˜‚ I may have to try this just to watch it die slow painful death

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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9 days ago

Ann1984 Wow, remind me not to get on the wrong side of you girls 😳 😜

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RegularComper90
RegularComper909 days ago

Wasps are one of my most hated creepy crawlies along with moths and spiders (yes, I know that spiders are a necessary evil). Wasps are pesky little things which I wouldn't hesitate to get the can of Raid on to. I don't often get to open the window for them as I am too fearful that they might sting me on the way as they fly around the room.

I won't ever get the Raid on you though, Terence. πŸ˜€

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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9 days ago

RegularComper90 Thanks R πŸ˜€

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