In this episode, my attempted Netflix and chill is interrupted when I find a wasp nest in my room! That's right, I discovered a full on wasp nest on the inside of my window, filled with eggs and larva, and guarded by two wasps. So what did I do to get rid of them?
Well, at first, I didn't do anything. Before my idea to make a video about this, I only saw a single wasp on my window sill. I figured it made it through a crack in my window and that it would either die of starvation, earn its keep by killing other insects, or make its way back out. Since the wasp didn't really bother me at all, I figured I would spare its life and leave it alone. It would be my wasp buddy.
One day the wasp was making a lot of noise while I was sleeping, and when I lifted the curtain to look for it, I saw an entire nest, guarded by three or four wasps. I was not expecting this. At first, my instinct was to use bug spray to kill the wasps, but I couldn't find any, and I didn't want to get poison all over my room anyway.
I ended up waiting about a week without doing anything about the wasp nest. By this time I knew I wanted to make a video about dealing with this problem, but I needed to map out the shots I needed in my head, and I also needed to wait for a day where I had plenty of daylight to shoot. By the time I was ready to film, there were several eggs ready to hatch, an egg or two that hatched into larva already, and two wasps left guarding the nest.
I made the shots I needed, I set up two cameras, and after several minutes of hesitation, I grabbed the nest, wasps and all, and threw it out the window. It was intense! I couldn't believe I pulled that off without either of the wasps managing to fly from my grasp and sting me. Just like in the video, I couldn't find any remains in the t-shirt I used to handle the nest. Probably for the better.
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