Wasp nest removal

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Posted 30th Nov
we have a wasp nest near the kitchen.
with the colder weather they are beginning to come in.
what's a safe quick way to remove the nest?
local companies are charging circa £50
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Surely £50 is worth letting the professionals deal with it? That seems a good price to me
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Surely £50 is worth letting the professionals deal with it? That seems a good price to me
Gollywood30/11/2019 10:56

Surely £50 is worth letting the professionals deal with it? That seems a …Surely £50 is worth letting the professionals deal with it? That seems a good price to me


Yea think that's the sensible option. Visions of being stung and sat in a & e come to my mind.
adamderak30/11/2019 10:59

Yea think that's the sensible option. Visions of being stung and sat in a …Yea think that's the sensible option. Visions of being stung and sat in a & e come to my mind.


Being stung is one thing. Bring stung 'down below' and taking that to A&E ain't worth it mate!
I would contact Blackie Lawless
£25-£30is the going rate in the glasgow area,you can buy wasp nest destroyer foam,ive used it a few times,if you are going to do it yourself do it when its raining and the wasps are less active.
jamstaruk197230/11/2019 11:12

£25-£30is the going rate in the glasgow area,you can buy wasp nest d …£25-£30is the going rate in the glasgow area,you can buy wasp nest destroyer foam,ive used it a few times,if you are going to do it yourself do it when its raining and the wasps are less active.


Unfortunately in the south you can't even empty your bladder for a fiver
We had a wasp nest low down near my kitchen and I got some Diesel in a garden sprayer bottle and blasted the beasties at night when they where dormant I've read somewhere Paraffin also works well.
It did the job perfectly!
Edited by: "porsche911turbo" 30th Nov
That's a good price, my area it's lost more than that and that's the discounted council price.
We had three (in different places) this year\last year but all were awkward to get to so paid to have them treated and removed properly.
I used a Nippon Wasp Nest Destroyer foam spray successfully on a wasp nest that was easily accessible. You can spray from a distance of 3m away and it comes out as an easily directable foam which coats the nest. Early morning or late evening application when wasps are less active. £5 well spent.
£40 - £50 is the going rate, leave it to the experts surely?
airbus33030/11/2019 12:36

I used a Nippon Wasp Nest Destroyer foam spray successfully on a wasp nest …I used a Nippon Wasp Nest Destroyer foam spray successfully on a wasp nest that was easily accessible. You can spray from a distance of 3m away and it comes out as an easily directable foam which coats the nest. Early morning or late evening application when wasps are less active. £5 well spent.


I used a full tin of ant spray and it killed them pretty quickly.
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Get a spray from B&Q it’s less than £10 (wasp nest destroyer).
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We get a wasp nest here every year and always use the nest killer or similar as above. It's very easy to use, takes just a minute or so and it's cheap as chips. Do it at the end of the day around dusk, and ideally when there is little wind.

You'll get a few lingering around for a couple of days, and then they'll be none. A month later I remove the nest, if it is accessible which again takes just a few moments.

Anyone could do it.

It does look like ant powder so summerof76 might be on to something, it could be the same stuff. Need to check the ingredients though against what the website lists for the product. If you already have some ant powder then the job is even cheaper.
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adamderak30/11/2019 14:31

At that price worth a punt.


Yes Definitely. It’s easy to do. Removed many nests. Always remember the golden rule, spray then walk away.

They sometimes go a bit nuts and swarm out.
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This time of year with overnight frosts etc they will mostly die off of their own accord.
JimboParrot30/11/2019 14:37

This time of year with overnight frosts etc they will mostly die off of …This time of year with overnight frosts etc they will mostly die off of their own accord.


Got an expecting wife and a little toddler so can't take any risks.
jamstaruk197230/11/2019 11:12

£25-£30is the going rate in the glasgow area,you can buy wasp nest d …£25-£30is the going rate in the glasgow area,you can buy wasp nest destroyer foam,ive used it a few times,if you are going to do it yourself do it when its raining and the wasps are less active.


The destroyer foam is good stuff and you can spray it from a safe distance of about ten feet away. Do it in the evening when they're all in the nest. Use plenty of the spray. You want to "clart it", as we say up north.
Not in any way an expert but unlikely you have nest this time of year
probably a few hibernating queens
quora.com/How…her
I disturbed one in my airing cupboard a few weeks ago and I see how it would freak you out it was huge

Wasps can be beneficial
bpca.org.uk/New…sps

Rentokil say don't do it yourself (but then they would)
but the do's and don't are good advice

rentokil.ie/blo…ts/
Check your house insurance they may cover the removal
adamderak30/11/2019 14:39

Got an expecting wife and a little toddler so can't take any risks.


Congratulations!
adamderak30/11/2019 14:39

Got an expecting wife and a little toddler so can't take any risks.


Well more reason to get a professional in then! I had a wasp nest underneath the guttering last year. Got stung and went into anaphylaxic shock. Ambulance job and in hospital overnight. Next time I've been told it could well kill me, apparently it increases each time; you don't build a resistance to it, it is the opposite. Have two Epipens now and either run a mile or kill on sight if easier.
wasp die this time of year so doubt you be stung or sny are alive
airbus33030/11/2019 12:36

I used a Nippon Wasp Nest Destroyer foam spray successfully on a wasp nest …I used a Nippon Wasp Nest Destroyer foam spray successfully on a wasp nest that was easily accessible. You can spray from a distance of 3m away and it comes out as an easily directable foam which coats the nest. Early morning or late evening application when wasps are less active. £5 well spent.


This, or if you have access to the nest entrance an even easier method is to purchase the Nippon ant and wasp killer powder and just sprinkle it around the entrance, any wasps entering the nest will pick it up on their feet and will ingest the powder as they clean themselves. I have used this method on numerous occasions for both myself and my friends.
we had a problem summer of last year where the nest was under the floorboards so you could not get direct access to it. i got a quote of £50 from a specialist but he said he could not remove the nest due to its location. he was going to spray the nest through the air brick where the wasps were coming and going.

i bought rentokill wasp killer powder and sprayed the powder over the air brick. after a couple of days the wasps died as they were going past the entrance and got the powder on themselves. they brought the powder on them into their nest, which killed the other wasps in the nest.

got rid of the problem within a week so it was a great success and a big saving i didn't use much of the powder so the summer this year, i used it to spray the air brick when it got hot and wasps were flying around in the garden.
I dealt with one a few years ago and just saturated it with a water hose until the nest fell apart I was about 25 feet away with the hose set as a fine beam of water. I was also just poking out from the porch door ready to quickly dart in if I had to but they didn't seem to realise where the water was coming from and none came my way. They decided to build their new nest in the neighbours chimney though as I could see them all swarming up there a day later. Job done anyway and problem gone away (for us). I should point out at the time the water wasn't on a meter not that it actually took that much water to be honest.
Neighbours son in law found huge nest on side of shed, too tight to buy anything...big coat,floppy hat and net curtain over his head, spray bottle with petrol and matches...you can guess the rest.
No nest, no shed....image priceless
Just spray with kilker and get out the way for 10mins. Not Hollywood.
I use ant powder and its worked every year. I puff/throw it on the wall where they're getting in.
Adam running away from the wasps after trying to get rid of them himself
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leejay30/11/2019 17:21

Neighbours son in law found huge nest on side of shed, too tight to buy …Neighbours son in law found huge nest on side of shed, too tight to buy anything...big coat,floppy hat and net curtain over his head, spray bottle with petrol and matches...you can guess the rest.No nest, no shed....image priceless


reminds me of my neighbour many years ago who decided to install a double glazed door themselves. they used a blowtorch on the frame and ended up setting the whole frame alight! the fire brigade had to be called out
We had a wasps nests, more helped by bins being the other side of a 6 foot wall. We used a foam to destroy the nests, which worked, but we were plagued still with loads of wasps. We got one of These, I was really sceptical, but it works so well we hardly see a wasp all year. Something to consider for about £5.
after some research it seems the main thing like most pests is don't feed them


I don't see the need to spray chemicals about while they are hibernating surely you are just introducing another threat to your family maybe pointlessly ?
Hairspray works great.
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