Yes, dead yellow-jackets. I have no pity. I killed them. Thanks to an effective spray I bought at the superior hardware store down in Gragnola. I made the purchase on the same day as My Great Car Capriccio. I was out. Might as well pick up vital & important supplies.
You NEVER uses bug spray. To defame him further, he never turns on the AC either. I’d die if I did that. You just puts up with pests, even the stinging types. He must be a Buddhist, or something. I KILL the stinging pests. Without remorse. This is very brave of me. I’m allergic to their stings. I want them eliminated post-haste from My Time-Space Continuum. I do not have time to wait for them to move on, as per You’s transcendental take-to-wait. I’m an American. We blast away at anything. And, we do it now. I get results too. See above photo, please. You says the pest-spray will KILL the air we breath. Fine. You says the pest-spray will KILL the soil. I could tell he was making a point. Lecture #4,437B. Fine. You says the pest-spray will KILL us all too. So we all die but those stinging bugs, Mr. You, Sir, will be DEAD too. There. That’s My Point. We retired to our respective corners. You to riordinare la camera sua. Me to vacuum-up DEAD yellow-jacket bodies.
There is no place to hide from these buggers. I am very sorry for this. The infestation… never before seen or experienced in the entire 5 Happy Years of Our Residence here at Il Poggiolo/Codiponte/Lunigiana/ Tuscany/Italy/Europe/Universe… is particularly severe in one key room of La Casa Grande… la cucina. There, with its amazing 2 coats of an Acid-Yellow-Green paint color, is a large assembly of yellow-jackets convening from sun-up to sun-down, if I don’t keep the doors & window closed. I don’t dare spray. The odds are against me. You immediately HATED the choice of the paint-color. He said it would attract bugs. And, darned, if he wasn’t right. I can barely make a cup of coffee, feed The Dogs, or cook a spinach & sausage pasta per mezzogiorno without being investigated by an overwhelming fleet of yellow-jackets. All is shut and yet they still infiltrate. These pests seem to like to sniff. Bright things too. So, do they take My Acid-Yellow-Green Kitchen to be an ENORMOUS sun-flower? Or, should I be more attentive to clean-up? That might explain why you cannot dump trash in the dull-Green dumpters for the clouds of yellow-jackets around them. They certainly aren’t there for the color. So, I toss & flee. Differentiating is to risk being stung.
Now, though I have been enjoying sitting out on the Loggia… now that I can sit down… during my convalescence typing away at this blog and at other shenanigans gently caressed by the warm temps of this year’s Fall… I may have to sacrifice the mild climate and call for a 10-day cold-spell to freeze these yellow-jackets pests into a swift & final years-from-now. Might be better than spraying. What do you think? Gads.
P.S. One new item about yellow-jackets is they don’t come out after dark. This saves on spray & protects the environment too. Also, if you add the fact that it’s Totally Dark by 5:30, means I can lounge out on the Loggia UNDISTURBED!!!