NANFA-- RE: Environmentally friendly

B.G. Granier (
Thu, 10 Jul 2003 13:05:14 -0500

Hi all,

While extending my air supply via 1/2 PVC thinwall to a few containers that
are in my backyard, I encountered a nest of red wasps. While I did want to
encourage them to move away from my Patio, I didn't necessarily want to kill

I removed the nest while they were buzzing around my head, and I left them to
do their thing, until this morning when I found a new nest under construction!
I remembered that a mild solution of dish-washing soap and water immediately
disables them by stopping up their breathing appartus, so I mixed up some
quickly. As soon as they are sprayed, they drop to the ground!

This, I think, is a better, cheaper and more environmentally sound than
breaking out the can of Wasp-Whup-A** Spray that contains all kinds of
bug-killing and probably long lasting chemical effects! It's a lot cheaper and
quite effective!


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