Almost immediately, and maybe even before this perfectly executed act of vengeance, I felt a little guilty. Should I feel this way? Was it wrong to use these chemicals on the environment? Was it wrong to kill a whole community of living creatures just because they were scared of a lawnmower and acted in self defense?
They were nesting in a piece of rotted wood that makes up my back walkway so I suppose violent confrontation was inevitable. I'm just glad it was me who got stung and not the wife or one of the kids. Had that been the case I suspect would not feel as guilty. I also suspect I would not have stopped with the destruction of just one nest.
PS It still hurts.