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Insects [Aug. 3rd, 2013|08:57 am]
Tony Grist
We have hornets nesting in the roof. One of them got into the bathroom last night and was furiously bumping itself against the light fitting. I slipped on a latex glove, trapped it in a hand towel and bundled it out the window. It came straight back in. We repeated this action four times. On the fifth incursion it brought a friend with it. This got me really annoyed- and a little scared- and maybe I moved a little faster- because this time I slammed the window shut before either of them could return.

My mother has a buddleia. I went over to admire it yesterday and found it full of bees and butterflies. I counted at least four red admirals. 

[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2013-08-03 08:34 pm (UTC)
Right there with you. We tried for weeks to find an alternative. But then, when we were leaving the house with the sliding glass patio door left unlocked so that we could get back into the house because the hornets were guarding the front door, we finally gave in. I don't feel good about it. There were wasp's nests in there for years that we had a live and let live relationship with. It was very traumatic for us all.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-08-04 07:19 am (UTC)
The hornets came into the house again last night. I'm worried this will escalate to the point where we'll need to take action.
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