Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Howdy Y'all!

Cicada Killer


So, I know that I have been M.I.A., lately...Summer has picked a fight with me, and Summer is winning. The heat is ON y'all, and I am not loving it so much. We are already in the triple digits and it is only June!!

Along with the heat, we have a major wasp issue around here. I mean a ton, as in 17 nests from dirt dobbers, to the scary black ones who chase you back into the house to a yellow jacket nest that I still can't find... The ickiest part is J is allergic and the last thing I want to do is deal with an epi-pen. Shudder....

Back to wild kingdom in our backyard. Cicada Killers, once I really researched, they don't sting, and they are pretty funny bugs. They fly right up to you, give you a once over, and when they determine you are not a cicada, they go on to the car, trashcan, flowerpot, and do the same thing.
I can promise you this, none of us will be wearing all green in the backyard anytime soon!



Cicada

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Yikes! I had summer bugs. Good luck finding the nest.

Gracie Beth said...

I hope he does not get stung! I understand the whole epipen situation because I am highly allergic to fire ants.

The B Family said...

We have a swarming group of bees in one of our sprinkler system boxes and since our nanny is allergic, are having a professional bee remover (which I never knew existed until Monday) come out to rid us of them next week. . . should be interesting. . .

The Wife said...

Our neighborhood pool has a whole nest of those cicada killers and they had to put up a sign saying that they wouldn't sting anyone. They are huge and scary but harmless. Which for some reason doesn't freak me out like palmetto bugs - huge, scary and harmless and scare me to death!

martha - ca knitter said...

Holy cow!! I hope there's a way to get rid of all the little buggers! (pun intended)