LONDON, Ont. -- They're more than a decade below the drinking age, but two city sisters have been experimenting with beer.
With parental supervision, of course.
And what they've learned could come in handy for anyone with a wasp problem.
Because Ava Straughan, 7, and Abby, 5, have managed to take back their yard from the pesky insects using three easy-to-find items: water bottles, tape and beer.
It all started a couple of weeks ago, when yellow jackets began to invade the girls' yard in north London. There were hundreds of them, it seemed, and the neighbourhood was buzzing with stories of people being stung -- including the girls' mom, Megan.
"One day I was sitting on the (backyard) slide, with wasps all around me and I was afraid to move," Ava said. "I didn't really want to go outside ... I didn't want to get stung."
Then they noticed something interesting. Two wasps were trapped inside a beer bottle their dad Jeff had left outside overnight.
Wasps like beer? What else did they like?