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



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
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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: 35900
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: 7086
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: 33800
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
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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 ... .

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Live a little.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
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.


If anyone sees you, just mutter something about the bloody nest not starting and have they got any jump leads.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35900
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Live a little.


I could go at it with the blow-torch, actually. That might be fun.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Nick wrote:
Live a little.


I could go at it with the blow-torch, actually. That might be fun.


Did that once. I broke Bolt's 100m record.

Duane Dibbley



Joined: 12 Nov 2009
Posts: 95
Location: Between Newbury and Andover
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ant powder works well.....just tip a pack of Nipon into the entrance when it gets dark.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 4:05 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.


You've got to love local politics.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 780
Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 13 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we found a nest few years ago under the roof capping tiles, while on the scaffoldding 2 floors up! picture if you will a man with many stings holding a gas blowtorch in one hand and an electric bat in the other!
die wasp die!
hope it gets sorted soon.

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