Homemade Wasp Sucking Machine Creates a Wasp Holocaust

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If you spot a hole in the side of your house that a bunch of wasps are constantly going in and out of, obviously building a nest, what do you do? Do you get a can of Raid and spray it in there and hope you don't get stung? Do you just stay the hell away from where all those scary wasps are hanging out? Or do you build a homemade wasp sucking machine to get those bastards out? Personally, I'd go with option 2, but I'm happy to show you the awesome results of option 3.

In the summer of 1996, opportunity presented itself. Near a picnic table where some of us at work were always having lunch, there was a wasp nest in a crevice in the building. Wasps were frequently bothering us, but we could not even see the nest, just a gap in the concrete that they used for their entrance. Now of course, I could have just used a shopvac, but you don't want to leave one of those running for hours on end, and then you can't see your catch, and how the hell is one supposed to empty it?


Sweet mother of god, if I never see that many wasps together in one place in person I'll be able to die a happy man. Hit the link to read the full story to see how he became a one-man wasp-murdering machine. [Wasp Sucking Machine via Make]


Ugh. That headline is rather tasteless.