Sooo, let’s just say I don’t like bugs or spiders or anything creepy-crawly. That would be putting it mildly. Clay will tell you that I tend to completely freak-out when there is any kind of bug in my vicinity. I have gotten better, I will now actually kill a spider by myself, but it also requires that it be around the size of a pencil eraser for me to get near it.
We have wasps, our apartment complex that is. Last summer the wasps built a nest on our balcony and somehow, through a crack in the wall outside, a few of them made their way into our apartment! One afternoon I glanced over at 5 month-old Evelyne laying on her playmat next to the window and saw a wasp buzzing above her head! Well yeah, I completely lost it. I grabbed her and fled into our bedroom, locked myself in there, and called Clay. Thankfully it was late afternoon, so I only had to stay in there about an hour or so until he came home to kill it. This happened a few times until the maintenance men finally fixed the hole and sprayed the balcony. I was scared of my own living room, paranoid that I was constantly seeing them in my peripheral vision, afraid they would sting me in my sleep. I still occasionally see them buzzing out there, taunting me, flexing their stingers in my direction as if to say, “I’m small, but I hold great power over you, silly human.”
Well, it’s Spring, and they’re back. Thankfully they’re not on our balconey, at least not building a nest, but they’re everywhere outside. I took Ev for a walk yesterday and countless wasps buzzed past my ears and the corner of my eye. When they do this, I get full-body chills and start mildly hyperventilating. Seriously, I am scared to death of them! When I walk to my car in the parking lot, I have to walk through bushes that inevitably have wasps buzzing around them. Every venture outside is fraught with danger. How will I deal with this? I was afraid I was going to have nightmares about them last night because I get so scared even thinking about them!
Does anyone have any sage advice about how to deal with wasps invading your world?