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Where can I buy rigid interlocking poles or a rigid extendable pole? Or ideas how to get rid of wasps from a roof.

kingy58 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I'm looking for a way to apply wasp nest powder to an area on my roof and thought interlocking lightweight poles that remained rigid might work. I planned to attach a thin tube to it and then puff the powder up the tube. I've had wasp removal people out almost every year as the wasps keep returning and it's getting expensive so this summer I wanted to be ready for them. There is a professional kit on the market but it's over £200.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#2
They never use the same nest twice so they must be building new nests in nearby locations. Fix the hole in your roof that they are using as access instead of killing them off every year. It will work out cheapper in the end.
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059;8446278
They never use the same nest twice so they must be building new nests in nearby locations. Fix the hole in your roof that they are using as access instead of killing them off every year. It will work out cheapper in the end.

In theory you are correct; unfortunately they are getting under the roof tiles in different places each year and building their nests between the tiles and the roof felt. Between ourselves and our neighbours we had 5 nests last summer.
#4
Smack it with a stick!
#5
Wotwot123;8446308
Smack it with a stick!

Thats why I'm after long rigid interlocking poles! I cant reach the roof!
#6
kingy58
Thats why I'm after long rigid interlocking poles! I cant reach the roof!


I thought the council do this for free?
#7
Wotwot123
I thought the council do this for free?


I don't know a council that treat wasps for free. Some may do it for the elderly as a gesture of goodwill.
#8
moob
I don't know a council that treat wasps for free. Some may do it for the elderly as a gesture of goodwill.


I'm sure local councils sort wasp and bees nests out for people as it's a natural health and safety hazzard.

It was either free or a decent price, like £20.
#9
Wotwot123
I'm sure local councils sort wasp and bees nests out for people as it's a natural health and safety hazzard.

It was either free or a decent price, like £20.


There are plenty of 'natural health and safety hazards' that occur in daily life, that doesn't mean the LA are responsible for sorting it for a private home owner.

I'm making the assumption here the OP owns his home.
#10
It's about £50 here with a discount for treating subsequent nests in the same property. If I can rig up a pole and a tube I can puff the powder into them myself but I'm not prepared to climb up a long ladder and risk the wrath of thousands of angry wasps without being able to get away!!
#11
moob
There are plenty of 'natural health and safety hazards' that occur in daily life, that doesn't mean the LA are responsible for sorting it for a private home owner.

I'm making the assumption here the OP owns his home.


Well I know for a fact they do it, so honestly, don't reply when I'm assuming you've never heard of it.

Wasp nests are extremely dangerous in a house, even close to a house, if they see you as a threat, and you get caught, they can kill.
banned#12
for the poles, screwfix or toolsttation. they sell poles for cleaning of chimneys, i guess you could attach something to the end
#13
jubbyme;8446520
for the poles, screwfix or toolsttation. they sell poles for cleaning of chimneys, i guess you could attach something to the end

I have a set of rods for drains or chimneys but they aren't rigid enough. They are fibreglass and are fine inside a drain or chimney but in the open air they just topple over. I want thin metal poles that interlock so they stay straight when fully extended without being too heavy to manoeuvre.
#14
Wotwot123
I'm sure local councils sort wasp and bees nests out for people as it's a natural health and safety hazzard.

It was either free or a decent price, like £20.


+1 we own our house and the council still takes away wasps nests for free, think it was the enviromental health that we went through
#15
Go up with one tin of Wasp spray and take your chances.
#16
Our local council will do it, not free though. Think it was something like £40 last year, and they come back out if its still a problem (same area) within 60 days
banned#17
Why so many posts and not a single floppy pole/viagra joke?
#18
jubbyme
Why so many posts and not a single floppy pole/viagra joke?


because I dont have a floppy pole problem:p :whistling: unlike you clearly:-D I would however like an extendable one
#19
Wotwot123
Well I know for a fact they do it, so honestly, don't reply when I'm assuming you've never heard of it.

Wasp nests are extremely dangerous in a house, even close to a house, if they see you as a threat, and you get caught, they can kill.


Well, I've worked for 4 local authorities now, and none of them have even offered free wasp nest treatments except for the aforementioned reason.

Sewage is a known health hazard, yet it's the owner/occupier's responsibility to get it fixed and removed if it's in their garden.
#20
moob
Well, I've worked for 4 local authorities now, and none of them have even offered free wasp nest treatments except for the aforementioned reason.

Sewage is a known health hazard, yet it's the owner/occupier's responsibility to get it fixed and removed if it's in their garden.


nope that would be scottish water, had that problem here too
#21
tracyhay
nope that would be scottish water, had that problem here too


It's Scottish Water or the water authority if the fault with the drainage is outwith your property.

If the fault lies within your property and is not in any way connected with the sewer in the street, you have to repair it.

I deal with this almost daily, trust me.
#22
moob
It's Scottish Water or the water authority if the fault with the drainage is outwith your property.

If the fault lies within your property and is not in any way connected with the sewer in the street, you have to repair it.

I deal with this almost daily, trust me.


well we had them out here and didnt get any bill through
#24


What are you on about?

We are talking about WASP NESTS - Local councils DO remove them, the majority of local councils do it for free, and some charge.

It's a fact, so accept it.
#25
For them to be returning year after year there must be something in the locality that they find attractive. A food source or something otherwise they would be more inclined to go elsewhere. I would doing so reading about wasps to try to understand them. That will give you a better understanding of how to control them.
#26
Wotwot123
What are you on about?

We are talking about WASP NESTS - Local councils DO remove them, the majority of local councils do it for free, and some charge.

It's a fact, so accept it.


I was chatting with the other poster as she was confused about another point I raised - read the thread.:roll:

Provide details of your assertion that 'the majority of local councils' destroy wasp nests for free.
#29
OP, set fire to the house , the wasps will either leave due to the heat or fry.:thumbsup:

simples.
#30
1.Ordinary uncomplicated sting can be treated with ammonia or alcohol or cold poultices, followed by an antihistamine ointment.
2.If the victim becomes pale and feels unwell with giddiness and nausea it is advisable to seek medical advice immediately.
3.Always keep garden area neat and clean.
4.If you spot a wasp nest it is better to go for a solution by a professional pest control company than to handle it on your own.


http://www.howtokillwasps.net/keeping-wasps-away/

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