Tar and Abby

Friday, July 12, 2013

The War on Insects!

Wasp trap full of pesky wasps

Fly trap *not* full of pesky flies


We are plagued with wasps nesting in the deck railing - they fly in at the juncture of the stair railing and the main railing. We bought decoys wasp hives (supposedly they see it and flee - HA!). I won't use pesticides and I would not let The Engineer wall them inside their nest to starve to death. So I gave them the final meal option of tasty hot dogs, a hearty alcoholic haze with beer and a swim.  And it is working.

Inside the stupid flies turn up their collective noses at hot dogs, beer, honey, raw hamburger - nothing entices them into the trap.

Tar is doing his best to catch them. But a 125 lb. goofy Labrador leaping around the house brings its own dangers...

Thankfully the gnomes realize that getting into the wasps' beer would be inadvisable. 

2 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

"Tar is doing his best to catch them. But a 125 lb. goofy Labrador leaping around the house brings its own dangers..."

For goddess' sake, woman, get the dog a fly swatter and ....

Oh. Dog.


Never mind.

the dogs' mother said...

Abby might be able to handle it but she'd probably chase Tar with it...