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  1. #1
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    Bad year for wasps

    I went on a no heat today and found this in the exhaust vent. I swear there has been triple the wasps this year.
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  2. #2
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    I hate wasp's
    I always have to remove nest's on RTU in the venter motor

  3. #3
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    We have had so many it's crazy, we use semi trailers for storage and every time you open a door you run. I was scraping some old rtu's at our shop and same thing wasps everywhere.


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  4. #4
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    I try to ignore paper wasps- they usually aren't aggressive, but you can tell if they are by the way they lift their position on the nest when they know you are there. I've been stung enough- it's no big deal after the first 10 minutes.

    I did have 10 or more get me on the hand when I picked up a stored ladder. Took 2 benadryl and 4 Motrin and went to work. Had to work with one hand all day in an almost sleep mode.





    I went to shut off the water to my house and I found a bees nest. Good honey bees too.

    It was dark and I thought they were Hornets- My stupid to spray them.

    Felt bad about doing that- bees are needed now more than ever.

    Look at all that honey I ruined too.


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  5. #5
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    wow, that sucks man....missed some good eatin there!

  6. #6
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    Bee are cool and usaly leave you alone wasp, yellow jackets and hornets are pure evil.

    If a bee stings u he dies the other ones don't iv got it 5 times this season

  7. #7
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    I have been finding plugged exhaust pipes on a ton of furnaces here seems like they are worse when its hot and dry like it was this summer. Had one customer call no heat, installed his own used furnace, got there and the pressure switch would not prove, (they had just installed this unit the day before, it was a major hack job by a do it yourselfer) went outside to see where/how he terminated the intake and exhaust, found he had glued in a female fitting on both the intake and exhaust so he could screw in clean out caps to keep the bugs out, he even drilled the caps full of holes to let air in. Took out the caps and the furnace took right off.

  8. #8
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    What an idiot


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  9. #9
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    Mississippi
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    How about when you get to the top of a roof hatch, pop it open and red wasps go everywhere. Nowhere to run.

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