BIG Wasps nest

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On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 21:27:29 +0100, Langis wrote:

We had a ceramic grate in the kitchen (for when there was a larder there) and found that there were a LARGE number of wasps flying in and out of there. So a quick squirt with a wasp killer spray followed by expanding foam polyfilla.
Next day, dries up and all OK.
Day after, lots of holes in polyfilla and wasps entering freely again.
So...
Wasp Nest Destroyer followed by a large hammer, followed by two bricks and mortar and they aren't eating through that to get back in :-)
Cheers,
Andy
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And there is us humans worrying about organic, free-range etc and they eat polyfilla!
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ISTR reading that lighter fuel is a contact poison for wasps, and that a squirt of that on the nest is most effective at killing the whole lot.
-- Richard Sampson
email me at richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
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Unlike bees each wasp can sting multiple times.

Unless you are absolutly sure you are not allergic to wasp venom then my advice would be to call in a pest control specialist.

Even dead wasps can sting, so be careful when emptying the bag.
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If you want to be rid of them get a good quality wasp killer (I find Johnson's Raid quite good,) lift the loft door a couple of inches at about sundown each night for a week and give a good all-round spray of about 10-15 secs, then close the door and leave it. After about a week the whole lot will be deceased - ex-wasps, gone to meet their maker, etc etc.
Alternatively contact the secretary of your local Angling Club who may be more than happy to come and remove it for you f.o.c.
If all else fails contact your local council Environmental Health dept who will send someone with an instant knock-down spray - they may charge however.
--
Woody

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Had a wasps nest behind a section of plasterboard just above the front bay windows many years back. Only solution was to wait till night time when they were asleep and sprayed wasp killer (foam) with a straw attachment through one of their entry/exit holes. Did the job. Had to replace the plasterboard though which was left with no more than one side of backing paper.
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On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 19:13:29 +0100, Mark Evans wrote:

Bees can as well, provided you let them unscrew their sting from you first. However I don't think many people would let a bee walk round and round after being stung...
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