Today’s letter is I
As in INSECTS!
Remember last year how I complained about all the wasps and hornets on the decks? I filled trap after trap and yet they still kept coming!! We never did get to sit outside and enjoy the sunsets on the deck.
Flash forward to Home Depot as I am picking up yet a different kind of wasp trap because …. well, DAMN they just kept coming! When I struck up a conversation with a long time resident of Sandpoint. He laughingly said “You aren’t some city girl that puts the traps where you want to sit are you??” In my head I screamed: Palllllllllllllllllease!! Do I look that stupid to you?!?! But, my mouth said “Ummmmm no??”
His face said “DUMBASS read the box!!” what he said was “These will attract the wasps and hornets. Trap them and they die. So, put them away from where you want to be”
Yeah. DAMN it. That makes really good sense. (yeah, yeah, yeah such a city girl!)
So, traps in hand I walk far from the house (not too far though!) and I am searching for a low hanging branch.
When I look up and find 2 wrought iron holders that have been on the tree so long that bark has grown over them. The perfect height for wasp traps” Yup, the previous owners were pretty smart. AND second……… how many times have stood by, walked past, LOOKED at these two holders?? Probably a few hundred because I walk that way nearly EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!! The Husband didn’t believe me and had to look for himself, that’s how often we are in that spot!!
So, I for INSECT. Traps hung. About a dozen wasps already trapped. It’s a good start!!
BTW, these are the best hornet wasp traps, trust me I’ve tried ’em all! I’ve found them at Walmart, Home Depot and Amazon. All pretty much the same price too.
But, they are super popular so if you need ’em. Grab ’em!