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Waspinator - Genius Reviews - £18.00 for 6 Delivered @ The Recycle Works

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Was it me or was there shoot loads of wasps this year? After a summer both in England and Abroad, constantly harrassed by those pesky yellow and black blighters I came across an article in the pape… Read More
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Was it me or was there shoot loads of wasps this year?

After a summer both in England and Abroad, constantly harrassed by those pesky yellow and black blighters I came across an article in the paper about these things. They were on a 'mirror reader offer' for £19.95 each - shucks i missed that one!

What they do is imitate a hive so the wasps come nowhere near. If you dont believe me then listen to Phil 'Silver Fox' Schofield harping on about them on this morning trying to impress his beeeatch Fern! (Go to http://www.waspinator.co.uk/ and click on as seen on TV)

Reviews are far and wide for these things and I havent come across a bad one yet! So worth a punt

As said on This Morning they are usually about the tenner mark if you get them from a garden centre but this site is knocking out 6 for £18, and as the order is more than £15 its free delivery.

Got to be a great stocking filler for a few quid, if like me you are constantly tortured by the misses screaming when one flies by.
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#1
fern no more!!
#2
here's a bad review.........

My wife bought 2 of these as we like to eat in the garden though these would help. We put them up and the number of wasps almost doubled.

They didn't work at all.
#3
srw_topbloke
here's a bad review.........

My wife bought 2 of these as we like to eat in the garden though these would help. We put them up and the number of wasps almost doubled.

They didn't work at all.


did you cover them or the wife in jam?
#4
Quote: "What they do is imitate a hive so the wasps come nowhere near."

I'm definitely no wasp expert, so please excuse my ignorance, but Isn't that where they live?
#5
rfu3
Quote: "What they do is imitate a hive so the wasps come nowhere near."

I'm definitely no wasp expert, so please excuse my ignorance, but Isn't that where they live?


Aha - I thought somebody was going to pick me up on that. Well done - you have spotted the deliberate mistake :whistling:

They don't like knocking on for their mates these wasps so they stay away from their neighbours.

This is only of course what I have gathered from the cheeky chappie on this morning
#6
What worries me is, it says wasps are very territorial. What if i get a nutter wasp, that goes and fetches his mates for a rumble?
#7
Is it me or did this deal just disappear for a while?

Bizzare - maybe its the wasps making it happen cause they are freaked!
#8
Really tempted to try this, really hate wasps.
For those too lazy to click the link and read product details, this is how it is "supposed" to work,

How does the Waspinator get rid of wasps?
The Waspinator is a fake wasps nest. Wasps are very territorial and will aggressively defend their nest against wasps from another colony. When a foraging wasp sees another wasps nest it will rapidly leave the area for fear of being attacked by the nest's defenders.
Wasps have a very long range of vision and when they see a Waspinator they think it'ss an enemy wasps nest and quickly leave the area for somewhere safer, leaving the area around the Waspinator completely free of wasps.

Why don'st wasps realise Waspinator is a fake wasp's nest?
They don't get close enough. They see the Waspinator from 6 or 7 metres away, they see the shape of a wasp's nest and the horizontal pattern which makes it look fibrous and layered like a real wasp's nest, and they fly straight off.
#9
to be honest i bought 2 for the summer around £6 each and there was a dramatc reduction in amout of wasps in garden so seemed to work for me
#10
If they mistake this thing for a wasps nest because of the shape, could it be cheaper to make something the same shape out of old newspaper and glue and save buying these 'amazing' things?
#11
krjgreen
What worries me is, it says wasps are very territorial. What if i get a nutter wasp, that goes and fetches his mates for a rumble?


What worries me is that your avatar is a lamp. It wasn't when I first looked.
#12
Lakeside
If they mistake this thing for a wasps nest because of the shape, could it be cheaper to make something the same shape out of old newspaper and glue and save buying these 'amazing' things?


I'm still mentally scarred after seeing how my Tracy Island turned out - so no scissors or glue for me!
#13
cold for me .... my neighbour has one and they STINK , amount of wasps,and FLIES (especially) has gone through the roof. They are attracted to its scent (if its the same kind of one), theyre everywhere seem to come from every which way .. bad idea.
#14
Lakeside
What worries me is that your avatar is a lamp. It wasn't when I first looked.

Was it something 'upside down' first time? Sort of looking from the 'bottom' up! :-D
#15
superskilly
cold for me .... my neighbour has one and they STINK , amount of wasps,and FLIES (especially) has gone through the roof. They are attracted to its scent (if its the same kind of one), theyre everywhere seem to come from every which way .. bad idea.


Not sure whether you are on about the same thing. This has no smell, it is just a waspy visual illusion made of material. If Derren Brown was a wasp I think this is the kind of thing he would make.
#16
This has to be the most bizzare thread that I've ever bothered to read through on here-top marks to the op,and all the other posters.
Personally,I made a point of killing all the wasps (queens) that I saw early in the year,and have had a quiet summer.
And yes,I too would try a home-made paper-mache version of this if needed.
#17
Blasphemous
Was it something 'upside down' first time? Sort of looking from the 'bottom' up! :-D


I think so, something definitely 'akimbo'. Don't know whether it would keep the wasps away.
#18
Lakeside
What worries me is that your avatar is a lamp. It wasn't when I first looked.


One place that you definately don't want wasps :p
#19
Lakeside
What worries me is that your avatar is a lamp. It wasn't when I first looked.


I never even saw the lamp....... Thnaks for pointing that out :oops:
#20
Shazzad
One place that you definately don't want wasps :p


You'd have to worry if someone made one of those out of paper mache
#21
Lakeside
What worries me is that your avatar is a lamp. It wasn't when I first looked.


I'm glad its not just me :whistling:
#22
Let me offer you another idea - for free if you like jam.

When you get to the end of your jam jar and there are just scraps that are impossible to remove add some water to the jar, say about a third full. Put the jar at the bottom of your garden. Wasps will be attracted to it but will drown in the water. Keeps them away from the house and reduces the numbers.
banned#23
can just attract more wasps, i tried them before you need to put them far away from where you are.
#24
A friend uses these for a different purpose, he tried them and the wasps set up home, then he remembered what an old boy had told him about wasp grubs being great bait for trout.

Hence he sticks them in the freezer for 10 mins then tears it apart and gets the most fantastic bait.
#25
Good idea but we found it much better to pay £45 to the pest control at the council to come and destroy the nest in our loft.
Isn't this similar process to those plastic herons you see placed by ponds?
#26
superskilly
cold for me .... my neighbour has one and they STINK , amount of wasps,and FLIES (especially) has gone through the roof. They are attracted to its scent (if its the same kind of one), theyre everywhere seem to come from every which way .. bad idea.


The REAL question is whether your neighbour is suffering from more wasps as a result. The wasps are probably too scared to set up home in his garden so have chosen yours instead.

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#27
jazid
Good idea but we found it much better to pay £45 to the pest control at the council to come and destroy the nest in our loft.
Isn't this similar process to those plastic herons you see placed by ponds?


Don't get me started on those plastic herons - herons are territorial and solo hunters - so why did I loose two koi when the plastic one should have put it off?????
#28
buzzard
Let me offer you another idea - for free if you like jam.

When you get to the end of your jam jar and there are just scraps that are impossible to remove add some water to the jar, say about a third full. Put the jar at the bottom of your garden. Wasps will be attracted to it but will drown in the water. Keeps them away from the house and reduces the numbers.


This works better if you put the lid on the jar and make a hole about twice the size of a wasp in the lid.
#29
baroni1971
Don't get me started on those plastic herons - herons are territorial and solo hunters - so why did I loose two koi when the plastic one should have put it off?????


Poachers? :thumbsup:
#30
jazid
Poachers? :thumbsup:


Never tried poached Koi, is it any good? ;-)

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