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Getting rid of a wasps' nest, help please.
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Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 11:30 am    Post subject: Getting rid of a wasps' nest, help please.  Reply with quote    

I've found the nest. It's in the bank opposite our gate, right next to the lynch-gate for the cricket pitch. Their flight path is straight across the road, past where we park the cars and ends up with them boinging off our living room windows. It's getting a bit stressful now, with lots of small-child-flapping.

I have rung the council, who can't do anything unless the landowner asks them. The cricket club aren't that fussed about calling out the council, and the chap who's in charge of that sort of thing is out until quite late tonight. He's said that if I want to deal with it in the meantime, I'm welcome to.

So. I can't burn it out, because it's on the road. I mean, DIRECTLY on the lane. Should I go for that stuff you squirt in to seal it up? Or should I puff ant-powder stuff down it?

*sigh*

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35908
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

poison is queen

lettucewoman



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 7834
Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had one under the home and used the foamy stuff to seal it up ...worked a treat

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6024
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We got some brilliant spray,had to be done at night,dead!

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Righty ho, poison it is. I hate killing things

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wasn't there a thread recently where someone objected to the need to kill them? Perhaps you could drop them a pm & they might pop round to rehome them

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've stuck a wasp-trap out by the gate, in an out-of-the-way place. Hoping that will do in the meantime. I won't be able to do anything until this evening anyway

lettucewoman



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 7834
Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Normally I don't like killing things either, but I'm seriously allergic to wasp stings so have absolutely no compunction in destroying the little stripey Nazis!!

We have a jamjar trap out the front which is so full of them(and massive bluebottles too) that I think I'm going to have to set a new one......

SteveP



Joined: 23 Jan 2008
Posts: 155
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=705049

Or similar. If you do it after dark they will not be flying anyway.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have solved it!

I rang the Chair of the Cricket Club, because it's the bank beside the cricket pitch. He referred me to the land-owner, which is a Trust. To find the number of the Trust, I spoke to the Clerk of the Parish Council. He spoke to the head of the Trust, who has delegated it to the chap who does that sort of thing for them, who happens to be the Chair of the Cricket Club and who will come down tonight to sort it out.

I am having a cup of tea.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7095
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
I have solved it!

I rang the Chair of the Cricket Club, because it's the bank beside the cricket pitch. He referred me to the land-owner, which is a Trust. To find the number of the Trust, I spoke to the Clerk of the Parish Council. He spoke to the head of the Trust, who has delegated it to the chap who does that sort of thing for them, who happens to be the Chair of the Cricket Club and who will come down tonight to sort it out.

I am having a cup of tea.


Lol but atleast you've got it sorted! Are you still covered in glitter?

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Everything is covered it glitter. And glue. It's not a great combination, but as I said - I'm drinking tea

BahamaMama



Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Posts: 2315
Location: Away with the fairies
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Everything is covered it glitter. And glue. It's not a great combination, but as I said - I'm drinking tea


I think glitter and glue is an excellent combination... it is a shame small chilluns turn into teenagers, glitter and glue is only one reason

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34031
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wait til they've gone to bed, all of them, then just a half pint of petrol and the fumes will kill them. No flames, no risk.

If the man fails to show up.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm leery about doing that, Nick, because it's literally on the main drag through the village. If I don't get knocked down/stung to death, if someone throws a match that way as they walk down the road ... .

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