Re: Home made wasp spray
OK,they were yellow jackets!..Wasps,Bees,Hornets--if they STING,I lump them all together!..they all must DIE if they insist on building nests in places they shouldn't be,and stinging me!..
I devolped a real hatred for them when I worked at the junkyard,I should have got hazard pay for dealing with them!..
You haven't felt "fear" until you find youself in the back seat of a 40's automobile,trying to cut out the back window rubber to get the glass out for a customer,when you suddenly realize the entire underside of the front seat is nothing but a 2x6' hornets nest,and you have NO fast easy exit to GET OUT!..I got stung about 25 times that day!..and the guy had a long wait to get his back window..I bet there was 2000 hornets under that seat..
I had to toss about 3 gallons of old stale gas on the seat from 30 feet away,to get them to leave,and it took 2 days before they all finally moved to another nearby vehicle!..we couldn't walk near it for months after that,or they would fly right into your face and bounce off you,then attack!..many customers got stung too,it was entirely at their own risk,if they wanted to go look for or pull their own parts..we warned them to bring carb cleaner!..and if they were allergic,"no admittance"!..made the ones who wanted to roam the yard sign a waiver of responsibilty,so the owner wasn't liable if they got hurt or stung,etc..
We didn't like the hot summer weather,it meant hornets and baking in the hot sun,since junkyards dont have many shade trees usually!..pulling windshields sucked,100+ degrees inside a musty mildewed old car,that usually smelled like barf or a cespool!..you'd come out soaking wet and dehydrated,and stung, often..doing it in the middle of winter wasn't much better either!..