AIBU to think its ok to kill wasps...as long as someone else does it properly and doesn't do a half arsed job of it...

(104 Posts)
HoveringKestrel Thu 02-May-13 18:15:10

...and it jumps up half alive and stings the wrong person?

I want those little bleeders dead.

Sorry. Wasp chaos today!

quoteunquote Thu 02-May-13 18:17:01
Fuzzysnout Thu 02-May-13 18:19:39

YABU It's a living creature (or was) and there's no need to kill them unless you are being attacked by a life-threatening swarm.

CheeseStrawWars Thu 02-May-13 18:21:09

You know if you kill a wasp, it gives off a pheromone that summons other wasps?

Get a Waspinator - a fake nest deters other wasps. No idea if it works, but I love the idea!

VodkaJelly Thu 02-May-13 18:21:37

Wasps are fine to kill, horrible little pests. But not bumble bees, bees's are lovely

Sorry im with u. Kill. Kill them all swarm or no swarm. Horrible they are!

BigGreenFrog Thu 02-May-13 18:26:27

Absolutely unreasonable. Barbaric.

StepAwayFromTheMincePies Thu 02-May-13 18:28:20

yanbu as long as you don't leave it dead on the window ledge smile

Dawndonna Thu 02-May-13 18:29:21

I have had my waspinator for three years. I wouldn't be without it. Same goes for my neighbour.

fuzzypicklehead Thu 02-May-13 18:29:50

Do they serve an environmental purpose, like pollinating something?

littlepeas Thu 02-May-13 18:33:11

YADNBU! I am usually of the opinion that everything is entitled to its little life, but not wasps. Horrible, evil, useless things.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 02-May-13 18:35:23

YABVU. Never kill anything. I'm scared of spiders but I'd never kill one.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 02-May-13 18:35:56

Oh, except germs. You're allowed to kill those grin

TwllBach Thu 02-May-13 18:38:02

They.
Must.
Die.

They are the little insect embodiment of evil.

True story.

Dotty342kids Thu 02-May-13 18:38:28

ooh, I hate wasps too. In fact I was, until recent hypnotherapy treatment, utterly terrified of them. It blighted all my summers!
Now I just merely dislike them smile. That waspinator looks fab - does it really work?

aldiwhore Thu 02-May-13 18:38:42

Actually wasps do polinate plants, so YABU. I hate them too, and we'll get rid of any nest near the house, but otherwise MEH live n let live.

dogsandcats Thu 02-May-13 18:42:45

Last year I tried to be nice.
I tried to open a sash window to let one out.
As I was pulling down the top half of the window, I screamed. It had flown up my sleeve, and stung me.
I hurriedly took off my upper clothes in case it was still amongst my clothes somewhere, but it had flown.
I am not inclined to be that nice to wasps ever again. Sorry.

LazarussLozenge Thu 02-May-13 18:48:54

If you kill it, eat it or make use of its body in some of useful way.

It has just as much reason to be alive as you.

LazarussLozenge Thu 02-May-13 19:00:36

Also, one also has to question your feminist credentials if kill a fellow oppressed female.

Chances are the wasps you encounter are female. Forced in to servitude by a Queen who has simply laid the first eggs to hatch, and her drones.

dogsandcats... a wasp just decided to fly up your sleeve and sting you? Were you flapping at it to try and coax it through the window? Regardless of their 'reputation' they don't generally just sting for the badness of it.

There could have been confusion by both parties.

andubelievedthat Thu 02-May-13 19:14:17

imo, everthing on the planet has a purpose, I cannot stand rats but I would not kill one ,easy to put glass over it and card underneath and set free.

dogsandcats Thu 02-May-13 19:16:47

oh no. The wasp was in the top corner of the window.
I was pulling the top half of the window down, holding the sides about half way down the window. It must have decidied to try and flee, and miscalculated and ended halfway down/up my sleeve.
Someone else was with me, and roared when I took my clothes off in a hurry. I didnt care. In my haste, I forgot that once it has stuck its sting in, it cant sting again can it?
I found the wasp later at the other window, looking sorry for itself.

TheseFoolishThings Thu 02-May-13 19:17:45

YABU. I am terribly afraid of wasps and other buzzy flying things. Still would never ever kill one.
And andu has it exactly right - it's very easy to get them out of the house without killing them.

aldiwhore Thu 02-May-13 19:17:53

I can kill anything in my home (other than people and pets).

I cannot justify killing something outside my home that's going about it's own business, UNLESS they pose a risk to my people or pets.

My DH has a morbid fear of wasps, he wrote a novel about it (it's actually rather good) he's not a writer, just needed to get it out (it's very sweary).

We have a few fruit trees in the back garden. Lots and lots of wasps and bitey things.

DH doesn't go into the garden from August onwards, it's the bugs' space.

DH kills wasps in the kitchen. That is DH's space.

JollyPurpleGiant Thu 02-May-13 19:18:03

The guy across the road has a nest in his external boiler. He is not inclined to so anything about it. We couldn't go outside in our garden for about a month last year sad

I made a home made wasp catcher which worked fairly well. I counted over 50 dead ones in it. The little fuckers shouldn't have stung my one year old.

EndoplasmicReticulum Thu 02-May-13 19:21:06

I kill wasps if they come in my classroom. It is actually impossible to teach with a wasp in the classroom, and it's easier to kill the wasp than the children.

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