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
Next day, dries up and all OK.
Day after, lots of holes in polyfilla and wasps entering freely again.
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 :-)
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.
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richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
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
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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