Author Topic: Fun bugs from hell  (Read 539 times)

Offline AllPurposeAtheist (OP)

Fun bugs from hell
« on: June 29, 2017, 01:54:27 PM »
Yesterday in my shop a 5-6 cm long hornet appeared in the window in the shop so to preserve life (mine in particular) I doused it with Raid, but it took this sucker about 8 hours to finally die.
Here's some video.

And close up shots of its dead carcass..




Needless to say that if I happen to run across the nest from whence it came I'm getting the fuck away from it AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE..
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Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 04:52:53 PM »
I once put rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and killed wasps almost instantly. Raid sucks, if it takes that long for something to die. Just prolongs its suffering.


At least you didn't encounter one (or more) of these:







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Offline AllPurposeAtheist (OP)

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 09:15:01 PM »
Yeah,  read about those suckers. If you get stung by one you absolutely must get to a hospital or you will die from kidney failure or pain whichever comes first..  Raid is the next best thing to insect fertilizer, but it's what I had handy at the time. I wasn't about to run around the house looking for a spray bottle and some alcohol. 
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Offline Baruch

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 10:08:05 PM »
Using a flame thrower tends to get the rest of the house on fire!

Definitely say no to hornets.  They are aggressive bastards.  And I have been stung.
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Offline Hakurei Reimu

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 10:37:23 PM »
You don't hand-feed your hornets?

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Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 07:24:20 AM »
Yeah,  read about those suckers. If you get stung by one you absolutely must get to a hospital or you will die from kidney failure or pain whichever comes first..  Raid is the next best thing to insect fertilizer, but it's what I had handy at the time. I wasn't about to run around the house looking for a spray bottle and some alcohol. 
Bleach works too. I used to carry a spray bottle of bleach when I was delivering newspapers back in the '60s. Great for deterring aggressive dogs. (And their owners.)
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Offline SGOS

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 08:19:47 AM »
I have a friend who uses a shotgun on hornet's nests.  So far he hasn't been stung, and he claims it's highly effective.  I'm not convinced, however.

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 08:23:03 AM »
I have a friend who uses a shotgun on hornet's nests.  So far he hasn't been stung, and he claims it's highly effective.  I'm not convinced, however.
Sounds like a viral youtube waiting to happen.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 08:54:13 AM »
Sounds like a viral youtube waiting to happen.
I wouldn't mind watching, just to get an idea about it's effectiveness.  But if the video is just a guy shooting a hornets nest and not being attacked, it wouldn't be interesting enough to go viral.

Offline SGOS

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 09:00:47 AM »
It doesn't seem that long ago when U-Tube was all about confused cats falling off the table and puppies licking an infant's face making him laugh like he's the victim of a tickle attack.

Offline Baruch

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 09:29:40 AM »
I have a friend who uses a shotgun on hornet's nests.  So far he hasn't been stung, and he claims it's highly effective.  I'm not convinced, however.

I would use one of those new-fangled personal flame-throwers.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 09:37:29 AM »
How about one of those super soaker squirt guns filled with concentrated sulfuric acid?

Offline SGOS

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 09:38:53 AM »
Or a hand grenade?

Offline SGOS

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 09:40:58 AM »
Call in an airstrike?

Offline Baruch

Re: Fun bugs from hell
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 09:41:47 AM »
Call in an airstrike?

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