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Nicole Alderman
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So, yesterday I went out to bring in the laundry I had hanging on my clothesline. As I was taking my bright blue shirt off the clothesline, I discovered a wasp thought it was a great place to hang out. I immediately dropped the shirt to the grass, but the wasp just stayed on it, happy as can be. Since I had my baby with me, I collected the rest of my laundry, and went back out a few hours later to retrieve the shirt. The wasp was still on it! I ended up having to grab a stick and push it off the shirt.

Does anyone else have any problems with wasps on their laundry? Any ideas as to how to keep wasps off of them?
 
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Sometimes we have wasps...not very often...do you know what kind yours are? some are more aggressive than others. I usually notice something if I leave things out overnite...or for a day or two in the summer....then it is often one bird poop splat on something. I did put my clothes away once and when I opened the drawer later heard a buzzing and found a bumble bee in a t-shirt
Ants are more of a problem here (that i never solved) it seems like they would cover one section of clothesline in particular and they were hard to remove...always a few coming in on the towels.
I don't know of anything that would keep wasps from landing on things on the line...I suppose they like the heat.
 
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I'm pretty sure they're yellow jackets. I was glad it was a cool evening because it was very docile, but I would still rather not encounter one at all! It wasn't hot that day--It was a little sunny, but the shirt never dried all the way, let alone got hot. Maybe the yellow jacket liked the moisture?
 
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