Ok for some of you it might not be a big deal, but for me there is nothing worse than a bee in the house. I freek out over them and run the other direction. I know bee's make honey and pollinate the flowers, the house is my territory, the outdoors is theirs. After getting home from work today, the other half insisted that I put my shoes on and follow. I did. Out to the side of the house. hanging under the eves was one of the largest hives I have scene in some time. Talk about getting the willies. We have had a couple of them in the house recently, now I know why. Off to the Home Depot I went and returned promptly with several cans of bug spray. Safely locked in the house with the puppy dogs I sent him out to reek havoc on the nest. It only figures, the neighbors wanted a piece of the action as well. It must be a guy thing! The nest is down and most of the yellow jackets have met their maker, so to speak.
As most of you know, my sewing room is a room in the garage. Here I was peacefully working on my quilt when I get that unmistakable buzzing sound and the ping on the window. One of the buggers had escaped the slaughter and found its way to my room! So much for peace in my room. Out I went slamming the door behind me and to the other end of the house. The other half must have known, or I screamed one or the other. Armed with fly swatter, in he goes. A few bangs later he strolls out and goes back to watching tv leaving the corpes for me to deal with. What a guy!!! Having located said intruder, I put in my two cents worth with his boot and tossed the bugger out the back door. I then closed all doors and windows to the sounds of the other half chuckling from the other end of the house.
Note to self: On payday invest in the RAID Corporation stock!
It seems that the warm weather has sent the bees out in force this year, beware....