Watch: Exterminator tackles gargantuan wasp nest

Everything was great during a recent trip to India until the last day at the outdoor national rail museum where a freaky orange wasp suddenly attacked my sister and left her with a big ol swollen sting on her hand. (and my ears ringing from her shrieks of terror and pain)

Wasps are definitely not cool.


That sound. Dear god. I may yet watch the rest of this but definitely not before bed.


The only time I was badly stung was by yellowjackets so I have a personal grudge against the species. I prefer to return to the ship and nuke em from orbit.


I like the vacuum cleaner method:


Perhaps y’all should have looked at the About page on youtube for the uploader of that video before sending them a ton of traffic… I would have preferred to never have seen the video over inadvertently supporting someone with those attitudes.


“My name is Jude and I am from South Louisiana. I am a bee keeper and cattle farmer.”

o_0 umm… what?

ETA - Oh - there are two different video posters. It looks like Stinger Creations was the originator, and some other chucklehead reposted one of his videos.

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Hi new person!
So what on the about page bothers you? Oh wait yeah the first one… which is a repost of the lower video…

@Carla_Sinclair wanna link to the 2nd video from Stinger Creations only rather than the Islamophobe asswipe account in the first link?
And just in case @orenwolf maybe you can do the clean up?


Yes, just so. Albeit, a very easy mistake to make. :frowning:


There is a very inexpensive and boring way to deal with the typical “in the ground” nest of yellowjackets. If the area is grass and/or relatively flat, you can use a reasonably large, clear glass bowl. I did this a couple of years ago. It’s effortless. After dusk, take the bowl out to the hole in your lawn, invert it, and use it to cover up the hole.

That’s it. I left it there for a few weeks. When I got around to looking at it, there was a little heap of dead yellowjackets under the bowl. The nest was dead. No poisons, no scorched earth.

I forget where I saw this advice, but the person who recommended it says that the bugs still see daylight so it doesn’t occur to them to dig their way out. They just fly around inside the glass until they run out of fuel. Don’t forget to wash the bowl before re-use.


I let Carla know!


Thank you for the heads up! I changed the link. :slight_smile:



From what i recall wasps save energy during the day by using sunlight to power their flight, can’t remember the specifics into how that mechanism works but them not being able to fly at night (or at least preferring not to fly if possible) would make sense to me. Anyway, next time just chuck a molotov cocktail at the hive.


I too had a live-and-let-live attitude concerning the wasp’s nest on the landscaped slope in the front yard. Silly me. It was there all summer until I got home to find my 5yr old son poking it with a stick, his 3 yr old sisters looking on in awe. That quickly turned into a panicked scramble for the front door, crying and tearing off wasp infested clothing.


They are welcome to live OFF MY PROPERTY. On my property those I will kill those fuckers with prejudice.


Welcome to Japan, where 30 of these can kill 30,000 honeybees


Well rest easy, my friend. If you were in a swarm such as that, it wouldn’t sound anything like that video. Those taps are on the hard camera housing and lens. No, the sound of them crashing into your skull and face is a much softer noise. And as they start crawling into your ear canal, the buzzing and rustling should drown out even your screams.

Sleep tight!


I remember as a kid watching a nature show where a few of those cut the head off of hundreds, maybe thousands of bees. It still haunts me.




In case anyone was wondering, here’s the next video in the series.

My favorite part: when he whips out a big can of bug spray and starts spraying like crazy and NOTHING happens.

Since I was a kid I always wanted to travel to Asia. Lots of ancient and modern civilizations that look so cool and amazing, and beautiful nature and scenery, and then I learned about THAT … thing… and I’m all nope nope nope.

Weirdest thing, but when I was painting the house, I once dispossessed a rather large (about 10+ members) paper wasp colony of their nest, and they all disbanded. But I found them tightly clustered together on a tree branch the next morning before sunrise. So I did what any reasonably stupid person would do, and I poked the wasp cluster with a stick. And they went POP! and there was a big puff of steam and they flew away.

Made me wonder if they have some kind of quick release backup energy store they can crack open in the event they need to warn up quickly to defend their nest.