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Rev 9:1-12 (RSVCE) And the fifth angel blew his trumpet ... They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. They have as king over …
Ultraviolet
Don't worry, nothing, I mean nothing stands up to Raid Flying Insect Killer. I once helped a neighbor deal with a nightmare-hive of wasps in his basement. Damned thing was the size of a beach-ball. One Value Pack and it was history.

Now before any arm-chair generals starts arguing, yes, I know Raid makes a dedicated Wasp and Hornet Killer. Comes in a black can.. Problem is, the "black can" …More
Don't worry, nothing, I mean nothing stands up to Raid Flying Insect Killer. I once helped a neighbor deal with a nightmare-hive of wasps in his basement. Damned thing was the size of a beach-ball. One Value Pack and it was history.

Now before any arm-chair generals starts arguing, yes, I know Raid makes a dedicated Wasp and Hornet Killer. Comes in a black can.. Problem is, the "black can" is designed to take out single wasps and it does that very effectively. Whoa! There's a wasp/ hornet/ whateveR... Blast it with a stream from the "black can" and down it goes.

That's an effective tactic for dealing with one wasp. Good generals don't apply a tactic, they employ a strategy and that's where Raid Flying Insect Killer (blue can) displays its devastating effectiveness.

Simply put, Black Can Raid is the A-Bomb. Kills Hiroshima and Nagasaki dead. Blue Can is VX nerve agent..

Chem-trails and two years later there isn't a single Japanese left on any of the islands. Such is the difference between a tactical weapon and a strategic one.

Raid Flying Insect Killer doesn't kill wasps or flies or anything right away. You can blast a fly or a wasp until it's dripping wth the stuff and it will go right on buzzing around.

But that's what makes it so deadly. It's the fumes that finally go to work, and the entire room becomes your kill-zone.

I sprayed the whole room, not the hive. Emptied the whole can, filled the whole basement room right up literally to the point where the air got "bad". We closed the door and and I told my neighbor, "All we gotta do now is is wait." So we hang out in his living room.

He's a Catholic, Latino Catholic. Novus Ordo, but still a cool guy. Loves soccer. I don't know beans about soccer which he likes because he can go for as long as he likes without me ever arguing about anything. The man serves the coldest beer I've ever had anywhere, too. I've asked him what's his secret and that's when his "no habla Inglés" problem always kicks in.

An hour later, we went back downstairs.

There were dead wasps all over the floor. Hundreds of them. Creepy as all hell walking on them. Ever spill Kellog's Frosted Flakes on the floor? That's what it sounded like. *Crunch-crunch-crunch*...

The hive itself was making weird noises, like an old lightbulb on bad voltage. So I dumped the second can all over it, soaking it, waggling the spray up into the entrance hole.. Wet, obviously annoyed wasps started crawling out and acting like they'd toked up on waaaaay too much pot.. A few of them made some drunken attempts at lift-off. Time to slam the basement door and go talk fut-bol. (he talks, I drink his cerveza and make uh-huh-"si'" noises)..

An hour after that, we went back down into the room. the hive was silent. Not one wasp left. Zero. We shook hands, propped open his bulhead door to air out the stink. My neighbor left the job of scraping up the hive to his oldest boy. La Senora de Casa was cooking something they called "Semeetas Pohblahnaz" which is like pulled pork, a sloppy Joe and four different kinds of awesome.

I am not worried about the Apocalypse. My neighbors can cook anything and make it "muy delicioso". Giant Killer Apocalypse Locusts? Yeah, the Mexicans already have a recipe for those. Seriouslly. Chapulines. There isn't anything in the Book of Revelations, a Mexican housewife won't turn into a hearty, satisfying home-cooled meal.

As for those Big Bad Buggy Nightmares buzzing around the fifth angel's trumpet , I will take on anything that looks like a bug if I've got a Value Pack of Raid.

Besides, Rodney Matthews' art was waaay better. :D ...
F M Shyanguya
In my paternal’s ancestral place, wasps built their nests right in the house. I could have been maybe 5 or 6, covered myself with a blanket and armed with a stick tried to take out one such nest. A wasp made for the only opening in the blanket - I had to see - and stung my left eye, leaving it so painfully swollen that pores were visible.
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Fuhhhhhhh...... o.O Dear God... the visuals.. @F M Shyanguya At the risk of misquoting The Most Interesting Man In The World, I don't always suggest "third world solutions" but when I do, they do work. God has not blessed the every country with the flaming sword of Raid pest control products. Some can even remember when God withheld such a blessing until comparatively recent times, 1956…More
Fuhhhhhhh...... o.O Dear God... the visuals.. @F M Shyanguya At the risk of misquoting The Most Interesting Man In The World, I don't always suggest "third world solutions" but when I do, they do work. God has not blessed the every country with the flaming sword of Raid pest control products. Some can even remember when God withheld such a blessing until comparatively recent times, 1956 AD, to be exact.

So how did people deal with wasps and hornets back when, say, Cain built the first city in Genesis 4:17? They burned rubber automobile tires and mothballs. The movie industry once used this "mix" to create the thickest, blackest smoke imaginable -far darker than wood smoke. The "secret" is in cutting (or even shredding) the tires up into very small pieces so they burn well. Wasps and hornets can't cope the the smoke for the same reasons humans can't. Unlike bees, wasps and hornets aren't "calmed" by the smoke, it just makes them sick for the same reason humans can't breathe in a tire fire.

So, a medium sized metal can works as an effective thurible. Get a wood or, better still, coal fire going and then start adding mothballs which also work as an accelerant and THEN the small chunks of rubber tire. Ease the "thurible" under the hive as closely as possible and keep it going. Takes MUCH longer than a can of Raid, but it WILL smoke the wasps out where they (and their hive) can be destroyed.
F M Shyanguya
Interesting!

What I was trying to get rid of:

Solution? You quickly learn the ones who preceded you just live with them. You don’t bother them and they don’t bother you.

If I recall correctly the family was just blasé about the incident.
Ultraviolet
...every season you ignore that hive, it gets bigger. The more wasps, they more territorial they get, too. It's like they recognize their strength in numbers. Anyway, happily no longer a problem for you or me. One trip down to Wal-Mart and if Jimmy's done his job right, there should be plenty of Raid on the shelves.

As a post script, the other advantage of Raid's Flying Insect Killer (blue can) …More
...every season you ignore that hive, it gets bigger. The more wasps, they more territorial they get, too. It's like they recognize their strength in numbers. Anyway, happily no longer a problem for you or me. One trip down to Wal-Mart and if Jimmy's done his job right, there should be plenty of Raid on the shelves.

As a post script, the other advantage of Raid's Flying Insect Killer (blue can) is you can "gas" a nest, even if you can't get a clear shot at it with the pressure stream from the black can Raid. Wasps and hornets sometimes build their nests in places that are almost impossible to get at. Now either you call in a big-money pest control expert and then a contractor orrrr... you gas the nest for a few days running until there aren't ANY scouts buzzing anywhere. Then (if you're me) you gas it once more just to be certain.

No worries leaving a nest in some impossible crevice when it's thoroughly dead. :D
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F M Shyanguya
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Scapular
Looks like my local nurse with a vaccine