Saturday, June 26, 2010

The bug vs me.

There's no easy way to put this, so I'm just going to come out and say it.  I hate bugs.  I seriously hate bugs.  Anything creepy crawly for that matter.  (Just ask my neighbors about that one time they saw a spider in the grass)

Anyhoo,  lately we've had this problem with these "dirt dobbers" or "mud wasps" building their home in the corners of our house.  I noticed it's home a couple weeks ago.  So I did what an other self respecting wife did and told The Mr. about it and told him to take care of it.  And he did.  The next day it was gone!  Whoo hoo!  Yay for being bug free.

Yesterday, I noticed it was back.  Joy

Today, it had already built three columns.  Even better.

I needed to get rid of it fast before it had a whole city next to my front door. So I grabbed a stick and I poked it.  It didn't really do any damage but put a hole in it and the little "mud wasp" flew right out of it swooping down at my head a few times.  I screamed and ran.

The second attempt went much better.  I grabbed the hose with the super spray nozzel on it and soaked that nest in water.  I smiled as I watched the muddy nest run down the brick and onto the pavement. 

My smile turned quickly into concern as I realized something (not a dirt dobber) was running down the wall with the water.  So I got a little closer. . . .

My concern turned into panic as I realized that what was falling down onto the concrete with the water and mud were spiders!!!!!!!!!!  FREAKING OUT NOW!!!!!!


Of course the mud was off my brick, but now I had dead spiders laying everywhere. And not just any spiders, spiders with legs.  Long legs.

Someone should have warned me that dirt dobbers/ mud wasps kill spiders and keep them in their mud hut.  But I wasn't warned.

. . . . . . . . Two hours later, the Butterbean and I headed outside for an evening walk.  I heard a familiar buzzing noise right outside my door.  So I looked up and much to my dismay was a two and a half inch mud cave.


Bug (2) -  Jen (0)

1 comment:

  1. I am not a fan of any type of bug either. And I never knew that wasps took dead spiders in their nest. Sick!