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August 24, 2008
Iíve been told in Austria jars of syrupy water are placed in the corners of the sun terraces to keep the wasps busy and off peopleís plates. I tried that strategy in my dadís wasp-infested house, tired of the potential danger. They came to feed, and took off easily from the wide glass on the balustrade. Annoyed, I placed a newspaper cone on top, and immediately felt guilty for their death. However, when enough wasps collected around the glassís rim, they could lift the cone just far enough to slip out before it blocked the exit again. A win-win solution.