Cicada killers have infested the area along our stony driveway the past few years. These huge wasps look like scary hornets. Fortunately, they are not very aggressive. According to experts braver than I, they pack a relatively tolerable sting. A few days ago I found one apparently dead of old age.
|Scary Bug! Check out the size!|
Here's the side view:
|Wouldn't you flinch with this buzzing around you?|
|This drain pipe is now useless for drainage!|
Normally, I'm happy to let bugs live outside, but these cicada killers are becoming too numerous to tolerate. The situation would soon be completely out of control without spraying. I can't mow grass without running over numerous burrows inviting attacks in response. This year they invaded every drainage pipe along my stone wall:
|There are even more burrows along the other side of the driveway.|
|Dude says: "Why is he taking pictures and not playing ball with me?"|