Paper wasps sometimes nest in metal grid beam if the tubes stay dry. If you store your sticks outside, handle them cautiously until you make sure they’re not inhabited. We’re not into killing wasps — they destroy garden caterpillars and other pests — but if you must remove them, a spray of anhydrous (water-free) isopropyl alcohol kills them on contact, and leaves no toxic residue.
paul wheaton wrote:Christy Nieto tells us about the caterpillars (currant worm) attacking her gooseberries and currants. She used to pick the caterpillars off by hand until that fine day when some paper wasps moved into the neighborhood and took care of her problem for her.
This is a great permaculture solution: work with nature instead of against nature. The predators will come.
Steven Feil wrote:Thanks and welcome, Julianna. If you don't like the caramel color then use one of the clear sodas.
This is the first time I have heard of three types of calcium. Interesting. Would like for you to send me more about that in a PM.