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27-05-2011, 22:01   #1
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Does anyone know how to get rid of a wasps nest what i can't even see??? It's either on my roof, hidden behind a wood bit or in my loft but been in loft and can't actually see it in there. We have seen wasps flying into the roof bit so there must be a nest there. The noise is driving me mad, they don't even shut up at night, lol!!! Is the only solution to call someone in? If so does anyone know of anyone that can do it? Thnks.
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27-05-2011, 22:07   #2
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They're not fluffy are they?
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27-05-2011, 22:07   #3
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Does anyone know how to get rid of a wasps nest what i can't even see??? It's either on my roof, hidden behind a wood bit or in my loft but been in loft and can't actually see it in there. We have seen wasps flying into the roof bit so there must be a nest there. The noise is driving me mad, they don't even shut up at night, lol!!! Is the only solution to call someone in? If so does anyone know of anyone that can do it? Thnks.
Can you live with them? They do loads of good.

If you really must get rid of the nest, try to see where the wasps go in and out. B+Q will sell you a can of wasp nest foam for about a fiver. Spray it around the entrance and that will be the end of them.
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27-05-2011, 22:08   #4
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Haven't had a close up look of them
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They're not fluffy are they?
Stop it OK
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27-05-2011, 22:11   #6
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We had one in the wall cavity, they were entering via an air brick right besides the kitchen door, i found it fascinating watching them but over the weeks as the population increased i became concerned, and rightly so as one day the buggers had me as i went outside, i was stung at least a dozen times and though i wanted to leave them be it wasn't an option as i have 4 kids.
I had to destroy them, using an insecticide powder.

As a gardener who knows the benefits of wasps it was a hard decision, but the right one.
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27-05-2011, 22:18   #7
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HI i had a nest in my garage 2 yr ago saw maybe 10 wasps at a time and thought id save a bit of money and do it myself after touching the nest with a stick about 30 wasps appeared so i called a guy who advertised in the star he arrived about 2 hours later on a saturday morning and did it for about 40 he estimated it held about 2000 wasps !!!!
please dont attempt it yourself its not worth it
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27-05-2011, 22:30   #8
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Just been back in loft and can't see any sign of them in there so must be on roof. I will have to call round some places tomorrow. Thanks.
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27-05-2011, 22:34   #9
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Can you live with them? They do loads of good.
Do they do any good that isn't also done by other creatures?
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Do they do any good that isn't also done by other creatures?
Are you waspist. ?
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27-05-2011, 22:39   #11
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Are you waspist. ?
Yes, I admit it. There aren't many creatures I have zero tolerance of but wasps - yes. To the OP I recommend calling in someone with experience of removing wasps nests.
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Do they do any good that isn't also done by other creatures?
Yes. They kill loads of garden pests.
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Yes. They kill loads of garden pests.
As do spiders, ladybirds, frogs and probably others.
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As do spiders, ladybirds, frogs and probably others.
He doesn't have frogs on his roof, does he. ?
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As do spiders, ladybirds, frogs and probably others.
And the more biodiversity that we have, the better. Wasps are generally a force for good. I wouldn't want a wasp nest in my hedge though
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And the more biodiversity that we have, the better. Wasps are generally a force for good. I wouldn't want a wasp nest in my hedge though
I was totally fascinated by the one i had, i'd even sit on the garden wall watching them come and go, whilst having an after work can or two, until they turned on me, the gits.
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Stop it OK
Just asking ... no harm in that is there?
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I had one on my balcony last year and left well alone, I woke up one morning and came into the kitchen to find literally thousands of them all over my windows, my balcony was full of them, and then they found a way inside, one by one I had about 20-30 in my living room at one point and I was going mad with aerosol and lighter, terrified out of my skin cos I'm not their biggest fan add to that my daughter was awake and ready to come in the room.

I must admit though, when they were just crawling up the windows it was a pretty amazing sight to watch, soon went down hill when they found a hole though.
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Last wasps nest I had I took it round to manofstrads and inserted it in an orifice.
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Last wasps nest I had I took it round to manofstrads and inserted it in an orifice.
Christ, must have been a small nest...
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