There was a time when I had to take on a wasp nest

I thought my Summer job at the camp would be an enjoyable time, however I guess it wasn’t the first time I was wrong about something like that. The job ended up being much more challenging than expected, & not because of the youngsters! The little youngsters attending the camp were mostly easy to deal with, but most of the job involved back breaking or uncomfortable labor & not just hanging with the youngsters! I had to cut wood & mow grass, clean dishes & sometimes even help prepare the meals. Without question the worst thing I had to do all Summer was deal with wasp nests. During a nature walk the campers disturbed a legitimately huge wasp nest, & had stirred up the whole colony of them in the process. Because wasps are so territorial & incredibly mean, they weren’t gratified to just sting those campers they also followed them back to camp. I basically had to locate that wasp nest & destroy it. I had to kill as many of the wasps as I could! Fortunately they had some wasp spray, which blasts out powerfully & can spray for over 20 feet so you don’t have to get too close to the actual nest. After I hit it with the spray I ran up & dumped gasoline all over the wasp nest, lit a match, & started running away. An hour later I went back with a fire extinguisher to make sure the fire didn’t spread anywhere else, & to check the damage to the wasp nest. They were dead for the most part, however, I still got a few wasp stings regardless of that.

 

 

Bee exterminator