Today was a new experience....we had a visit from the Wasp Man.
We have had a lot of wasps in the back garden, and the wretched little beasts have eaten most of our plums. For the last week, we have been finding wasps in the house, and close investiagtion revealed that outside the bedroom window of DD 1 and 2, just below the guttering, is a gap in the wall, and an awful lot of wasps flying in and out.
Thanks to Google, I found out lots about wasps, and would have preferred to leave them alone, but the weather has been really hot and no-one has been able to open their bedroom windows in case the little perishers came flying in. No joke when the temperature is in the 80`s, and most UK homes don`t have air-conditioning :-)
The last straw was when the DD3 and 4 came galloping in to tell me there was a wasp in the handbasin in the bathroom and no-one could wash or clean their teeth. Having dealt with that crisis, I went to the lavatory (very small separate room) and shut the door, only to find several moments later that I wasn`t alone any more. There was a very angry wasp with me and I was in no position to do anything. Nuff said.
Having contacted the local council and paid them £47, they arranged for the wonderful wasp man to visit. He arrived this afternoon, and within 15 minutes had worked his magic and done the dreadful deed. He did warn us to stay indoors for two hours, as there were an awful lot of seriously unhappy wasps buzzing around outside. Hopefully, we will have a wasp-free house within 24 hours and be able to open our windows again :-0
Wasps rank high on my list of creatures I could live without, including cat fleas and head-lice. But at least you don`t get attacked and dive-bombed by head-lice or cat fleas !