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    advice on wasps please

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    got a wasp nest inside one of the brick air vents, have sprayed through the holes and for now sealed it up with tape, i am assuming i need to get pest control in or will they die off?

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    Get some nipon ant powder that's what the pest control will use save your self a fortune

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    watervoles;8912188

    Get some nipon ant powder that's what the pest control will use save your … Get some nipon ant powder that's what the pest control will use save your self a fortune



    errrrm not sure how i will vet that in, and dont know where abouts in the cavity they are :oops:

    Find a bee keeper, they'll take them away (the local police usually know where to find one), better than killing them, they've enough problems at the moment. . .

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    sassie;8912193

    errrrm not sure how i will vet that in, and dont know where abouts in the … errrrm not sure how i will vet that in, and dont know where abouts in the cavity they are :oops:



    You have wasps in your cavity and getting a vet in?:w00t:

    steve1221;8912215

    Find a bee keeper, they'll take them away (the local police usually know … Find a bee keeper, they'll take them away (the local police usually know where to find one), better than killing them, they've enough problems at the moment. . .



    A bee keeper that keeps wasps? Original!

    They will die off if you've sprayed with wasp killer. Wasps don't re-use their nests like bees so you'll be ok.

    steve1221;8912215

    Find a bee keeper, they'll take them away (the local police usually know … Find a bee keeper, they'll take them away (the local police usually know where to find one), better than killing them, they've enough problems at the moment. . .



    Bees = Jesus
    Wasps= Satan

    ?

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    steve1221;8912215

    Find a bee keeper, they'll take them away (the local police usually know … Find a bee keeper, they'll take them away (the local police usually know where to find one), better than killing them, they've enough problems at the moment. . .



    they are wasps, not bees, and also nobody will be able to get to them
    guv;8912217

    You have wasps in your cavity and getting a vet in?:w00t:



    ooops you knew what i meant - lol

    Check with the council in case they have a free or cheap service.

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    chesso;8912411

    Check with the council in case they have a free or cheap service.



    they charge £20, am waiting on a call back for some advice, so far no more wasps are hovering around so they either given up or died from the amount of spray, dont want to pay £20 if all they gonna do is spray the same as i have, as they cannot remove the nest anyway

    sassie;8912439

    they charge £20, am waiting on a call back for some advice, so far no … they charge £20, am waiting on a call back for some advice, so far no more wasps are hovering around so they either given up or died from the amount of spray, dont want to pay £20 if all they gonna do is spray the same as i have, as they cannot remove the nest anyway



    Good point.
    Is it all quiet?
    Wasps freak me out.

    best get the council in, we did to find our wasps were actually a colony of worker bees trying to find a new place for a hive, they actually looked very like wasps.

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    chesso;8912459

    Good point. Is it all quiet?Wasps freak me out.



    i hate the bleeding things, so far so good, but aint going to be taking the tape off to check :oops:

    maddogb;8912471

    best get the council in, we did to find our wasps were actually a colony … best get the council in, we did to find our wasps were actually a colony of worker bees trying to find a new place for a hive, they actually looked very like wasps.


    Bit late now if they are all dead, but there have been a fair few swarms in the SW so you could be right.

    sassie;8912477

    i hate the bleeding things, so far so good, but aint going to be taking … i hate the bleeding things, so far so good, but aint going to be taking the tape off to check :oops:


    Too true.

    Warsps

    Get your very own pet badger and place it into the air vent. It will come out full and happy.

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    well they eventually phoned back and said if there is no activity outside then they will just die off inside, now been sat in the garden this evening and there is some going in and out of the roof - looks like i gonna have to get them out monday grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    I hope they sting your bum

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    DLM;8916628

    I hope they sting your bum



    lol it not nice, they really freaking me now, a row of 4 houses and they all seem interested in only mine

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    sassie;8916645

    lol it not nice, they really freaking me now, a row of 4 houses and they … lol it not nice, they really freaking me now, a row of 4 houses and they all seem interested in only mine



    I can't stand them.

    Hope you get sorted soon :thumbsup:

    You can get wasp nest destroyer, its a foam, buy from wilkos about £4, it will wipe the wasps out and any in the nest as they take it back to the nest. We had a nest in the garden and it worked brilliantly.

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    Shellywelly;8917258

    You can get wasp nest destroyer, its a foam, buy from wilkos about £4, … You can get wasp nest destroyer, its a foam, buy from wilkos about £4, it will wipe the wasps out and any in the nest as they take it back to the nest. We had a nest in the garden and it worked brilliantly.



    thank you hun, but now also got them in the roof, so not really an option, and no way am i going into the attic :oops:

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    I'm an expert wasp killer shame you don't live closer i would come help.

    I got rid of 2 nests in my attic last year. That foam stuff works a treat you can fire it from 3m away but costs about £5 a can.

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    lumoruk;8917423

    I'm an expert wasp killer shame you don't live closer i would come help.I … I'm an expert wasp killer shame you don't live closer i would come help.I got rid of 2 nests in my attic last year. That foam stuff works a treat you can fire it from 3m away but costs about £5 a can.



    i remember the video, you pansy:lol:

    I remember when we first moved in to our house there was a wasps nest in the attic and also one in the shed. I, for some unknown blinking reason, though that to verify what the one in the shed was I should poke it with a broom...smoooooth move if ever there was one. Imagine a 6ft tall/200lbs blur moving at the speed of light and that sums the image up nicely :P

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    lumoruk;8917423

    I'm an expert wasp killer shame you don't live closer i would come help.I … I'm an expert wasp killer shame you don't live closer i would come help.I got rid of 2 nests in my attic last year. That foam stuff works a treat you can fire it from 3m away but costs about £5 a can.



    you need to hit the nest surely, as one is in the cavity of the wall i cannot see it and the other is probably in the attic and no way i am going up there, will they die or go into some kind of hibernation if so may go up then :oops:

    I had a wasp nest in my cavity wall a few years ago. Had been on holiday and came back to find them squatting outside my bedroom! What a racket they were making - like a constant clicking noise. Had to end up getting a local pest control guy in to do his magic as I couldn't get anywhere near it as it was on the first floor outside. Best £20 I ever spent and they were gone within hours. My pal however had them in her attic and she'd got Rentokil or whatever in - but because they were in the attic they'd found a way out when they were dying so she kept finding them on the stair carpet etc so keep an eye out after you get them done - don't walk in bare feet. Good luck - they're horrible little blighters. Hope you get sorted soon

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    sassie;8921191

    you need to hit the nest surely, as one is in the cavity of the wall i … you need to hit the nest surely, as one is in the cavity of the wall i cannot see it and the other is probably in the attic and no way i am going up there, will they die or go into some kind of hibernation if so may go up then :oops:



    I fully kitted up there's a youtube clip of the first nest, which had been abandoned. The 2nd one was a nightmare. Was up in the centre of where the beams meet underneath the tiles but above the wood underneath. I used a long thin pole to prod at them while spraying the nest. Used fairy liquid with water in a plant water spray to shoot down the escapees then squashed them. The queen eventually dropped down along with hundreds of eggs. None of them survived. That was last year had a few queens fly in to my house early on but killed them all before they established. Had no nest in attic this year.
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