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Minding my own business, watering and filling up bird feeders this morning, I suddenly felt a sharp sting like someone had stabbed me. You guessed it, a wasp. Seriously? You should be giving me a wide berth, buddy. Hope you died a horrible death after you bit me.
Which brings to mind the best practice when getting rid of wasps. I have done this many, many times and have learned that the optimum time is dusk or late afternoon, when the wasps get drowsy and lethargic. Locate the nest and spray with either a commercial wasp killer that can shoot a stream from a safe distance or use your hose's full stream to knock the nest off and then destroy it. Make sure pets and small children are safely inside house when you start.