Since I've become unemployed (July 1), I've had a lot of time to
sit next to my living room window and look out. It's kind of soothing, actually.
But I've noticed there is a mud dauber wasp who is absolutely intent on making a home on my patio.
So far I've destroyed a tiny wasp home multiple times; on the underside of the wicker table next to the door, the backside of the patio chair and just today - the most clever hiding home place of all -
I saw it bring a tiny green worm to its latest would-be residence tucked away in the window track.
Did anyone else know that they ate tiny green worms? I had no idea.
I just thought it was flowers and stuff. And yes, that home is also been demolished.
But, I'm not trying to kill it. No point really, there are so many stinging bugs here in Florida that others come around anyway. I'm content to keep knocking down the nest.
No, I didn't know that they ate tiny worms. I wouldn't want to kill them either; just convince them to move to different real estate!ReplyDelete
once the nest is down and you know they aren't flying nearby; take a bar of soap and "smear" it on the spot where they are attempting to nest. it prevents them from trying to do so again.ReplyDelete
Several years ago I saw a wasp fly in the bedroom window and go in behind the mirror on the dressing table. When I looked, it had stuffed a green caterpillar into a small recess! I didn't know they ate them either, but I assumed it was food for when they built a nest. Yuk!!!ReplyDelete
We’re getting those wasps in our house. A couple every week or so. The mom catches them in a container and puts them back outside.ReplyDelete
They are persistent! Haven't had to deal with those for the longest time, but our mom used to remove the little homes as they were built too. Bummer about work. :-(ReplyDelete
I did not know they ate those- ick. Sorry you are unemployed. Not sure of your credentials, but a lot of places like VIP kid pay well to teach English from home to Chinese children.ReplyDelete
Oh my, I didn’t know they eat worms! I don’t want to kill them, either, but we have had to remove the nest built on our deck several times. Once before, they took over the bird’s house we put up for birds!ReplyDelete
That wasp sure is persistent!ReplyDelete
Man, had no idea they ate worms. I remember mud dauber nests well. We used to scrape them off the underside of the deck quite often in VA (where I am from) and so far, I have only seen a few here.ReplyDelete
When I lived at home, the bedroom screen to my room was bent. Every summer without fail, wasps would get in there and build a nest. My parents didn't understand why I got so upset. I've been stung enough!ReplyDelete
Mom and I were wondering what the light sedative is. Do you know my email address? XXReplyDelete
We used to have the worst time with mud dauber wasps but haven't seen many in the past 2 or 3 years. We had no idea about the worms but knew that wasps often used worms as incubators (EWWW!). We're sorry to hear about being unemployed. Mr. Colehaus is still looking himself and sends good thoughts.ReplyDelete
OH my word...I had no idea. LOL I am sorry to say any bug who comes in here is doomed. I don't like bugs... I sure do hope things are showing some improvement on your job hunt.ReplyDelete
Buddy was 15 y.o. when he passed this week. He was 2 when they rescued him.
Who knew? I guess I never thought about what they ate. I do know they are persistent about building those nests, though. We hope a new job comes for you really soon. Know that we are thinking about you lots, and purring and praying.ReplyDelete
Those damn things are all over the place 'round here.ReplyDelete