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    other insects that damage garden plants.

    Since they are territorial there is a non toxic way to avoid having them build a nest in the first place. You can buy a fake wasp nest and hang it where they would see it in a fly over. They won't build where they see an existing nest.

    Secondly, a biologist from the city told me I could avoid getting stung by walking carefully around the nest. I had one in the shed for two years and was never stung. They didn't even buzz around me. A sign on the door warned others to be careful.

    We are so conditioned to buying insecticide. It's not selective, it will kill honey bees as well as wasps, no matter what is says on the can.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:42:14 PM PDT

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