KAKerby at aol.com
KAKerby at aol.com
Wed May 30 14:35:19 EDT 2012
Now that's a neat trick. Thanks for sharing. Might not help with our
truck issue this year, but we also have lots of wasp nests under our eaves.
That would solve that particular problem very nicely.
I did run into an interesting folk legend regarding wasps a few years ago.
Apparently in some parts of the world, it's considered good luck to have
wasps build a nest over a doorway, like the house door or barn door.
Something about wasps know to build their nests in peaceful places, where there
are only good intentions coming and going below them, and they'd keep harm
from coming inside. Somehow that stuck with me. Just wish I could figure
out a way to sweet-talk the hornets out of the truck. I need a "hornet
Kathryn Kerby, who talks to bees but not hornets
Ruminations - essays on the farming life at frogchorusfarm.com/weblog.html
In a message dated 5/30/2012 11:17:48 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
mossgathers at gmail.com writes:
We decided to try painting a carport ceiling a t'aint blue which can
be anywhere in the light blue/ light aqua color range. Wasps and dirt
dobbers will not build nests there because it fools them into seeing
sky or water. We have also noticed a lot less spider webs. This could
be done on eaves, porch ceilings and anywhere you have a flat wood
surface and anywhere you have a paintable surface where wasps like to
build. We were afraid of the color scheme but it looks great and adds
a caribbean feel although you can't see it from the street.
Celina, TX 75009
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