Video of the Week: Rockin' the hornets' nest

The music of Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" doesn't quite match the foreboding feeling of watching a very active Bald-faced Hornet nest up close... and then seeing it smashed with a long stick.

Look for the angry hornets hitting the camera lens about a third of the way through.

March 26, 2009 in Hornets, Pest Control Hall of Shame, Pest horror stories, Video | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Video of the Week: This could end badly

That's what I think whenever I see videos on YouTube that likely originated from a conversation along the lines of: "Hey, look! A wasp nest! Let's see what happens when we shoot it with a BB gun/hit it with a baseball bat/pour gasoline on it and light a match!"

Here's one that uses the latter approach, entitled "Fire -- All-purpose pest control". A method used on a wasp nest under a wood deck.

And yes, file this under "Pest Control Hall of Shame".

March 13, 2009 in Pest Control Hall of Shame, Video, Wasps | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Video of the Week: Sticking it to a Bald-faced Hornet nest

I'm adding this week's featured video to our "Pest Control Hall of Shame".

I can see kids thinking it would be cool to attack a Bald-faced Hornet nest with a stick, but two grown men? They could have been candidates for a Darwin Award, but amazingly, they survived.

January 30, 2009 in Hornets, Pest Control Hall of Shame, Video | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Video of the Week: Man burns house while trying to kill yellowjackets

This weeks' video begins a new category for the BugBlog: the "Pest Control Hall of Shame".

A man whose home was infested with yellowjackets tried an extreme measure to eliminate them. The end result? He made the house uninhabitable for himself and his family, with $80,000 in damage. Here's the news report.

September 26, 2008 in Pest Control Hall of Shame | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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