I’ve noticed a lot of wasps around my backdoor and didn’t even see this new wasp condo until last night.
This morning I came out to inspect it a little better and saw this spider watching them. I waited for quite a while to see what would happen. Was the spider going to try to go after the wasps? Was he after their tasty, tasty young’uns?
Nothin’ … the spider just sat there. Didn’t even move. I took a whole series of photos.
Would the wasps put the slapdown on him? Would the they beat the silk out of the spider? Would the venom be flyin’? I could have made my own movie ala Demonio Rio!
In reality, I’m faced (well, The Man is) with taking down this wasps nest … there are a lot of places I’ll tolerate wasps, right above the back door is not one of them. Anyone have any tips besides wait until after nightfall and blast them with some bug spray? (At least it’s not as big as this one shown on CNN.)
Yes … I’m obsessed with the 6 and 8 legged critters around my house right now.
UPDATE: Wasps have been abated! Thanks to everyone for the solid advice of waiting until after dark. The Man did the deed after 9PM and it seems to be 100% successful.