Monday, April 27, 2009

Wasp Invasion

We arrived in Surprise, AZ last night, the day after Sara and her family arrived. They played in the pool for awhile on Saturday but were driven inside by wasps.

We had noticed one or two stray ones floating in the pool with us on previous occasions and didn't think anything of it. But boy have they got us good - we don't dare go out into the back yard for fear of being swarmed or at least stung. So no pool fun for us today.

They appear to have used a knothole in the beam in the overhang of our back patio - right over where we barbeque and sit outside to eat, and not four yards from the pool.

I called the exterminator this morning. He was scheduled to make his bi-monthly visit tomorrow so I told them about the wasps so they'd be prepared to deal with them.

We're finding the insect life here different from what we're used to in Edmonton, but I guess wasps are everywhere. It'll be nice when they're gone tomorrow and we can use the pool again.

I'd really hate to see this little face covered in wasp bites.

We're only here until Saturday and then probably won't be back until the fall. I want to get my fill of pool time while we're here.

Dratted pesky wasps!