OUCH! A True story, By Brent Russell

It all happened yesterday. Here’s how it all went down. First we went to church and enjoyed a wonderful Easter service. After church we went home to cook hotdogs on the grill and enjoy the beautiful day. That’s when it started. We were sitting on the patio and a wasp flew by us then a few minutes later three more wasps came by so I got some of my wasp spray out and sprayed them. So I’m thinking problem solved now I can go back to enjoying this beautiful day. Man was I wrong about that. Next thing I know five or six wasps were flying around my patio. When I looked around in my backyard I noticed at least another dozen wasps all over the place. They were all over the backyard and on the side of my house so I went out front and there were so many wasps I couldn’t even count them. They were all over in the holly bushes, under the eves, around the garage and trying to make wasp nests all around the house under the eaves. And while I was standing there looking at all of this that’s when it happened. All of the sudden BAM a wasp stung me on the leg. I’m thinking to myself, that wasp has no idea who he’s messing with. NOW ALL WASP MUST DIE!

The first thing I did was get out my hand pump sprayer and mixed up an insecticide called transport. This product works really well on ants and wasps because like the name says when they get it on them they transported it back to the nest and it helps wipe out the colony.

But that alone wasn’t enough to take care of the large-scale wasp problem I was having. And after all, I had been stung. This was personal, this was war. It was time to bring out the big guns. So I loaded up the big spray rig thats mounted in back of my truck and began spraying down everything. I sprayed down the patio, the walls, the yard, the bushes and the eves all the way around the house at maximum strength. After it all dried I had to get out the broom and sweep away all the dead bugs and wasps. That wasp that stung me may have won the battle but I won the war. Now I can sit on my patio and not be terrorized.

It looks like spring is here and the bugs and wasps are out in force. So if you are allergic to bee or wasp stings be on the alert. If you would like me to do a treatment like this on your house just give me a call to set an appointment.

Brent Russell, owner of Tarrant County Pest Control 817-465-PEST

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