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The Clown
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Wasps Nest

Post by The Clown » 19 Aug 2018 11:16

I think I have spied a little activity. Looks like it is likely a fairly small affair.
Has anybody tackled one by themselves or is this a really bad idea (?!)
And does anybody know anyone rock bottom cheap that can help who is reliable (I'm out of work at the moment)

broken_shaman
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Re: Wasps Nest

Post by broken_shaman » 19 Aug 2018 12:08

Just had one killed off in the eaves.

£60. Lewisham Council. (£30 concessions).

Rentokill online quote was nearly £300.

Only had it done because we have two small kids and they (the wasps that is), apparently get a bit aggressive once the nest dies off naturally late summer/ early autumn.

https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/ ... -bees.aspx

The Clown
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Re: Wasps Nest

Post by The Clown » 19 Aug 2018 12:29

Thanks - was thinking council. Good to know not too expensive.
I only noticed them last night, ‘‘tis the season I suppose

The Clown
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Re: Wasps Nest

Post by The Clown » 19 Aug 2018 15:11

So, powder I can buy for about £6

Good old YouTube led me to a video advising that:

It's best to treat in the late evening when the wasps are less active.
You need to VERY careful as the wasps react very quickly. So you need to spray the powder on and then move straight away and stay away.
Ideally where proper protective clothing, but definitely cover up completely.
Point the powder downwards into the opening and spray firmly and liberally (don't breathe in the powder though!)
Might have to apply twice (second time after several days)

Thankfully the shops are now shut so I can sleep on the idea.
It's quite an accessible location (step ladder should reach), but I know wasps can be very vicious particularly in large numbers.

mosy
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Re: Wasps Nest

Post by mosy » 19 Aug 2018 16:41

The first time I was stung by a wasp my leg ballooned up, so scared of being stung since. Might want to have some antihistamine handy...

SydenhamOwl
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Re: Wasps Nest

Post by SydenhamOwl » 20 Aug 2018 09:37

http://www.dbpestcontrolbromley.co.uk/contact.html

We used this guy. He offered a same day service. £45.

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Re: Wasps Nest

Post by chrisj1948 » 20 Aug 2018 10:34

The Clown wrote:So, powder I can buy for about £6.
I dealt with a wasps nest under the eaves outside the bathroom window about 25 years ago using a puffer pack of wasp killer powder. I cannot remember the brand. The technique used was to approach gently, puff vigorously into and around the nest entrance, and then make a rapid withdrawal from the scene. It was remarkably effective. The next morning there was a semicircular carpet of dead wasps on the ground, and no further treatment was needed.

Regards
Chris

The Clown
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Re: Wasps Nest

Post by The Clown » 20 Aug 2018 16:52

Thanks all. I’m going to give it a go tonight. There seem to be two entrances but I think I’ll start by targeting one liberally and quickly withdrawing and see how that goes and then repeat both on second visit if activity is low and it seems to have broadly effective.
I’m going to wrap up well first, to reduce chance of being stung. I’ve got some goggles and gloves somewhere too.
Got to wait until it is late though apparently.

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