Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What Have We Here

I went to dinner with Pam last night. Prior to her picking me up, I decided I needed to replace that light bulb in the front light that had burned out. The back light needs an electrician's touch to fix so the front is the only working exterior light. I was coming home in the dark and needed it working.

I took out the old bulb and, well what do you know. Look at that. I don't know if this is a yellow jacket or a wasp nest. Both are opportunistic builders. Whichever one it is doesn't need to be there. This is right by the front door.

So, I took a knife and knocked down the nest. I'll need to keep an eye on the light this summer as once they have built a nest in a certain location, they will return to that location. A small sign asking them to move won't do the trick.

I walked around the house, looking at the eaves just in case there was another mass I needed to knock down before the creators returned. Thankfully, I found nothing. Once the nest was removed and the bulb replaced, I had front light again.

This explains why I felt there were more wasps around the front door last year than in previous years. I'll just have to remain vigilant to keep them away.

Beverage:  Water


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