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We Don’t Let Bugs Feel at Home Thanks to #HotShot Insecticides

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Mister looked a bit dejected when he announced, “Mom! The flying stingers are back at the basketball hoop.  I can’t play ball.”

the flying stingers are back

^look at that face!^

It happens every year.  The flying stingers (a.k.a. wasps) take up residence in the well on the basketball hoop, and when Mister throws the ball at the hoop, they fly out– all kinds of angry.  It really takes the fun out of his game, ya know?  Not to mention that flying insects with stingers kind of freak me out.  The thought of them brings back memories of being stung on the face when I was twelve and my face swelling so bad it looked like my brother popped me a good one.  Yah, the flying stingers and I do not get along well.


Hot Shot Don't Let Bugs Feel at Home

Fortunately for Mister, we believe in being prepared.  We don’t let bugs feel at home in our basketball hoop!  Oh no!  When the flying stingers make their presence known, I grab a can of Hot Shot® Wasp & Hornet Killer and the step stool.

Hot Shot Insecticides

Hot Shot® Wasp & Hornet Killer  kills on contact, elimintates the nest (SCORE!) and has up to a 27 foot jet spray.

Hot Shot Wasp and Hornet Killer

I’m a fan of the extended spray range, myself.  It means I I don’t have to get up close and personal with the flying stingers!  Even if one of the wasps manages to angrily escape the nest, it dies long before it could do any damage to me. I also like that it is a non-staining, water-based formula.  I don’t have to worry about staining up the driveway with it! Woot woot!

Mister was back to playing ball in no time at all.

Nothing but Net

When I asked him if he saw any more wasps, he smiled and said, “Nothing by net, Mom, nothing but net.”

Hot Shot® Insecticides helps me get rid of unwanted pests, which gives me peace-of-mind. He can shoot hoops all day without having to worry about the flying stingers.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. We live in a highly wooded area, so we have lots of bees & wasps. We use Hot Shot a lot.

  2. We have fought wasps around here and we must have Hot Shot on hand.

  3. We need some of this stuff. We have tons of wasps around here and the nests are so dangerous!!!

  4. we have wasps trying to build a nest in our front door. Ugh it’s so frustrating. I’ll have to try this.

  5. I have a bottle of Hot Shot at my side every time we are outside. We have those nasty stingers and I am determined not to get stung.

  6. We’re fans of Hot Shot too. Every year we run across nests that have to be sprayed out or removed. They always find them in the worst and craziest places!!! Actually – right now there is a MASSIVE hornets nest up in the top pitch of our roof. It was there last year, and hubby left it hoping the cold would kill them out. It’s still there though, I think he’s afraid to tackle it. LOL!

  7. Luckily we haven’t had any bug issues at our new home. Gives me the creepy crawlies…

  8. We always get wasp and hornet nests under our deck. This sounds like a way better idea than spraying them down with the hose

  9. We use Hot Shot all the time lately. It seems like there are wasps building everywhere!

  10. We love Hot Shot! We definitely don’t like bugs to feel at home in or around our house!

  11. Silly wasps trying to take over the basketball area!! We’ve got mosquitoes right now. They could use a little dose of Hot Shot, let me tell you!

  12. I feel like the bugs are out in FULL FORCE. I’m seeing so many little ones with big welts — it looks like they have Chicken Pox!

  13. I use hot shot too. It takes care of them like that!

  14. I can’t stand bugs! I would do anything to keep them away. Hot Shot is what I use

  15. I got bit on the knee once as a teen and it immediately swelled up bigger than a watermelon, my friends were way more freaked out than I was. I have a silver lining mentality and was just glad that the darn thing didn’t bite my nose! 🙂

  16. We have so many bee’s and wasps.I actually got stung on the hand last week i was out deal with the horse and next thing i know i felt a sting,luckily there are no nests that i have seen this year,Last year there was 2 and one of my dogs bolt kept trying to eat them and getting stung.

  17. Stupid flying stingers…lol! Where I live, mosquitoes are the real issue. We need a spray for that!

  18. We had wasps take up residence on our front porch. I freaked out because that’s where I like to sit and read. We used Hotshot to get rid of the nest.

  19. I recently saw a wasp nest in the swing set arm bracket at my house. We got them out with HotShot too! Too bad the husband got stung first. He was not happy!

  20. We had a hornet taking ownership of our sandbox in the backyard. It is good to be prepared.

  21. Oh man – not a fun thing to have at your hoop! We have a few wasps that visit but haven’t found their home just yet…..

  22. Nothing like having bugs ruin your jump shot! We have a lot of wasps near our house this year. I need to get some HotShot before they get us!

  23. Ahhhhh I just got the creepy crawlies looking at those pictures – ewwwwww! I HATE stinging things! They get me every year!! And just now, a fly flew past me and I FREAKED haha.

  24. Found a bunch of these little stingers with wings building a home in the corner of the back porch roof.. I need to pick some of this stuff up. I HATE them things

  25. Ugh I really hate bugs! We get them really bad during the summer months!

  26. That would annoy me as well. Living in the country, we have lots of hiding spots. Never fun to find.

  27. I always have spots where the dumb things nest each year too. It makes me crazy!!!! Thank goodness for Hot Shot!

  28. The extended spray range is great, lets you keep a safe distance from the stingers while trying to get rid of them. This is a good product to keep on hand for bug related emergencies.

  29. One of the few things I don’t like about summer is the bugs. Especially the ones that sting! It’s great that Hot Shot work so well in a short amount of time.

  30. my husband was just using that this weekend at my moms cabin. He was so impressed at how quickly they just fell to the ground!
    At our house, he lit the hive on fire – because they kept coming back. He didn’t really think about it burning our shed down (thankfully it didnt) but it was the afterthought about WHAT IF HE DID – that really was bothersome.
    Next time we’re just going to buy the spray. …

  31. I love the idea of extended spray range! I wouldn’t like to get anywhere near those nasty things!

  32. One year wasps built their nest right at my bedroom window. I was terrified of opening it. I had to call someone to take care of it for me. It’s nice to have a solution to all the pesky summer bugs that even I can use.

  33. Oh wow I remember the days! The same thing use to happen to our net! Hotshot totally does the trick. Your son is growing up so fast!

  34. yes, ma’am! That spray will take down the wasps (and other pests) in seconds! We use it for the wasp nests around our property. Wasps can literally create a home anywhere… on/in swing sets, under the trampoline, inside of ride-on toys… drives me crazyyyy! Hotshot spray is a must to keep around in the utility cabinet (safe from little hands).

  35. We live on a gorgeous wooded lake and bugs are always managing to sneak into our home! It’s awful.

  36. We definitely need more of this in our lives. My house is on the water and bugs LOVE to sneak inside.

  37. Yikes, that’s too close for comfort! Good thing you had Hot Shot so you could enjoy summer!

  38. Can’t stand those bugs! Hot Shot has been our friend this summer!

  39. We have a lot of bees and wasps and I’m so afraid that they will come after our kids! Hot Shot is our friend in the summer for sure!

  40. We get wasps a lot too so I feel your pain. Glad to hear they are gone, for the time being at least!