Ok, in this video...the host explains the differences between different types of nests of bees, hornets and wasps...
Watching this video has helped me identify the nest outside my place as being created by wasps...
I'm pretty sure that's what they are from watching this video and other charts and images... They don't seem over aggressive...cause they tolerate me...I walk underneath them all the time...and they seem to ignore me...for whatever reason they just don't see me as a threat...
I find that behavior in them odd...very odd...why don't they see me as a threat? They should, but they don't.
I believe 'hornets', on the other hand, are a bit or a lot more aggressive, and easily agitated.
I have other wasps species that hang out where I live also...but these are solitary spider killing type wasps...or mud dabbers. (Is how I hear others describe them)
The first time one stings me, they're all gone...but as long as they leave me alone, I'll leave them alone.
Last Edit: Mar 4, 2017 16:42:11 GMT -5 by X factor
I created this a few months ago, from varying images... Just be glad Humans aren't the size of insects...or Wasps, bees, Hornets, would be feeding on us, carrying us off to their nests to feed their young...
It's that time of the year again (at least in warmer places), where Wasps, Hornets and Bees are on the go again...
These things are just to aggressive for me to feel comfortable allowing to build colonies close to me, like on balcony, or porch or stair well.
I tried that last year, and one renegade wasp attacked, and that experiment was over.
They are smart though, in that I observed they won't attack when their numbers are low.
Like when first building nest, you have like 1-4 or 5....they won't attack, they'll tolerate movement around nest.
But as soon as they get to 10-40...watch out!
They're smart, and realize if they attack with just 1-5, they risk inialation. So like a human military, they wait until their numbers are enough where they can launch effective attack.
I learned that that hard way.
Here's the thing...I respect all life, even wasps and bees and hornets, and I hate having to destroy any colony..I really do..and it saddens me that they like to build their nests so close to humans, like on patios and porches and attics and under roof over hangs.
And it's not like they can reason...and realize you mean them no harm...unless...unless...
Unless scientist could capture unique chemical identifier that each hive has...or scent, and replicate it in lab...
And then make enough of it where you could spray yourself with it...as such wasps, since they go by scent, would simply think you were one of them.
It seems insects go by scent, not site, as long as you smell like them, it's like they'll accept you as their own.
This is worth further study...and those with labs should see if this indeed is true, that if you spray unique chemical identifier of hive on you, would the bees, wasps, hornets, ants, accept you as one of their own?
Here's the thing...I respect all life...(accept spiders)...(and Roaches), (and fleas, tics, mites, misquitoes)...
But other than that I respect most life.
Before I kill these hornets or wasps on balcony, I'll maybe try to put them in jar. Their colonies are still small enough were I can do that...and it's still cold enough where they're almost in a state of hibernation.
One colony just has 3 alien looking wasps, the other is just one, probably a female just starting process of building nest. But do to on and off cold weather, at night and in morning, their in near state of hibernation, as if dead.
So maybe I'll put jar over them, slide jar down, they'll fall into jar, put lid on, and then transplant them very far away, and open lid.
These things do freak me out, but at the same time I'm humane, and only like to turn to violence as last resort.
So I may try to transplant them, before I blast them with Raid.
But I'll have raid can right there and at the ready, incase it doesn't go right...
Wasps, Bees and Hornets, I just don't like them, cause they don't like me
Seems as soon as winter over, temperature averages above 60 for a few days, here come the Hornets building their nests all up on your balcony, under stairs, ect.
I don't like these creatures, cause they're to aggressive and will attack you, even if don't bother them.
In the past, when dumb, would allow them to build nest, thinking we could live 'side by side' in peace. I was dead wrong. (Kind of how hippies think just by being 'nice' can change the nature of evil people, wrong!)
Wasps, Bees and Hornets are what they are, regardless of you or I, or our kind behavior. No matter how nice, they'll still view you, us, as a threat and attack....like ISIS.
As such, now I destroy, kill them, at first signs of nest building.