Now I’m not one of those people on board with the “I’ve learned more from TikTok than I did school” thing, but I have to say, this is a pretty interesting revelation.
Wasps are one of those creatures on Earth that people ask “were they really necessary?” Unlike bees, they do not pollinate, nor do they have an animated movie starring Jerry Seinfeld dedicated to them.
They pretty much just seem pissed off all the time, and decide to build nests around your house and often times swoop down and hover around you, leaving you fleeing in terror into your own home.
I’ll go ahead and say it: their domestic terrorists, and there’s not really a good way to get rid of them. Sure, we have a long-range spray in a can that you can shoot their way, but if you miss, you are in for a world of hurt.
Plus, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve valiantly gone out to wage war on a wasp nest and miss the initial spray shot because I’m already running away in fear (I got stung in the eyelid by one when I was a kid, so not a big fan of the devil insects).
So leave it to TikTok to show us a way that simplifies the wasp extermination process. The video below shows people partially filling containers with gasoline (which in a way is a little dangerous) and then pressing the open part of the container up and around the wasp nest, sealing off the oxygen and effectively poisoning the wasps.
As long as you don’t accidentally tip the container over and spill some gas on your face as you are lifting it above your head, the strategy does seem to work like a charm. The clip shows multiple people trying out the method, each with a different container yet yielding the same result.
The video’s caption states:
“This is so interesting. You really learn something new everyday.”