That time I
had Yellow Jackets in my house!
Last week after getting back from the store I unloaded the groceries and was putting them away in the kitchen. All the sudden the kids come running in and state there’s a bee in the house. I assumed it was a, as in 1, and that it flew in while I was carrying things in. Well buzzing by the den window I see 3! I am a little freaked out but hey I can handle this. There is no way I can hit 3 of them with a newspaper and not piss them off so I head to the garage looking for bug spray. On my way what do my little ears here, but more buzzing, there were 2 in the downstairs bathroom! WTF was going on? I shut that door to keep them contained and after grabbing bug spray, I went back to the den. The kids were at the top of the stairs watching and I sprayed those 3 suckers at the window. I went to the bathroom to get the other 2 and by the time I came back to the den (less than 6ft away) more had arrived! They were also swarming around the sliding door outside by the window and now were inside too. I sent the kids upstairs, so I could put the dogs away and kill the new ones. I also wanted to try to figure out where they were coming from.
Fast forward, dogs put away/kids upstairs and me spraying the crap out of the new 4 that are in here (killing total to 9 now) and the kids come running down the stairs that one is in Big Boys room! Now I’m a little more than freaked out. I told them to go into her room, barricade the door and don’t come out! I have now put in a frantic call to hubby, who was leaving shortly anyway. I needed to talk to someone who understand how randomly weird and horrifying this was, so I call my BFF Amber. Of course she is working, so what do I do, leave her a great message that I find out her and her fiancé listened to multiple times, Your Welcome.
I am now running back and forth from upstairs and downstairs killing multiple bees in both rooms. I circled the house and narrowed it down to an area outside that they must be originating from. I don’t see anymore downstairs but more are coming in the bedroom. So I concentrate my efforts there. It didn’t take long and I notice them coming through the vent. Hubby suggested I close the vents. I take them all out and now that I know where they are coming in I go outside his window and watch more. (at this point I had googled what to do in this situation and most said to grab a lawn chair, six pack and wait) I don’t like beer, so that was out but I did grab a lawn chair and my handy dandy bug spray. I found out they obviously had a nest where our siding meets the brick. I waited for hubby to get home, it felt like forever but was actually only an hour or so.
He sprayed some fancy wasp/hornet spray in the hole and they were finally gone. After 24 hours they were all gone. We plan to patch in the hole and I am happy to say it now only a funny story.
So there it is. What happened to me last week, I lived through and conquered the yellow jacket apocalypse and no one even knew…..