small wasps nest in shed – how to remove?
I had a single Queen Bee recently moved from my shed who was building a nest, well a local Bee keeper was glad to take her.
If you don't want to kill her, move her at least 3 miles or she will come back and build another nest aparently 😉
They are well beautiful.
Agree, they are so fragile too
btw, the bee keeper did just what maxray did but with a pair of gloves on 😉Posted 7 years ago
🙂 Thanks for the suggestions so far!
I think I'd be in trouble if I accidently burned down the shed – although I guess I could empty it first just in case 😉
Just double checked and I guess the nest is actually not quite tennis ball sized yet, so maybe removing it like maxray would work? Although I read somewhere that they'd just come back and build another one in the same place?
Will also check out the wasp nest foam if I can find it somewhere…Posted 7 years ago
I just found a small (so far) wasps' nest on the top of the door frame of our shed – it's about the size of a tennis ball, and in the 1 minute I was in/out of the shed there was only a single wasp cruising around (but didn't approach the nest while I was there).
Read lots of different advice on the web – anyone here have some personal experience of what works?
Thank you!!Posted 7 years ago
Checking their type as you're rolling round on the floor covered in them being stung.. Ooh look they are greater stinger death hornets afterall!
LOL – once disturbed a wasp nest on a farm I worked on, got stung 40-60 times, still remember the feeling of wasps buzzing and sting my head!
No, you cannot out run them & no, they do not fly off if you decide to jump into a pond to get away from them either!
😉Posted 7 years agoChrisLSubscriber
A mate disposed of the egg-sized nest in my shed in a similar manner to maxray's technique. Glass jar over the nest, slide a bit of card over the lid to knock the nest into the jar then carefully take the jar away to somewhere exposed, put jar on ground, remove card, remove jar and step away smartly.
I was too much of a jessy to do this myself. 🙂Posted 7 years ago
I would try to avoid killing them, wasps are very good at killing all sorts of pests that you find in the garden, although they can be pests themselves, I've been stung myself, but I'd still avoid killing them. Nuking from orbit generally results in an extreme form of urban renewal that pisses off the neighbours more than the wasps do…Posted 7 years ago
…as does napalm… 😀alpinMember
back in the days when i was a student myself and a fwe friends decided to see what would happen if we got some insects stoned.
we collected: a spider (i know, technically not an insect, but heyho); a rolley-polly (wood louse thing); a fly; and a wasp.
we put eachon in a separate jar and gave each of them one blow back on a joint. the spider curled up into a ball after a couple of blow-backs.
the fly gave up a while after.
so it was neck-a-neck between the wasp and the rolley-polly. the wasp was flying about not seeming too bothered when he/she/it dropped to the bottom of the glass and was tri-podded on its back, resting on its abdommen and wings. another puff and one wing gave way. after a few mintues the other wing went and it rolled over on to its side.
our mate richard, or "shakey fingers" as we used to call him based to the fact when trying to roll a joint his fingers would start shaking if anyone was watching, tried to pick it up thinking it was dead. it wasn't. it was just stoned and it stung him. haha.
the rolley-polly was completely unfased by the whole experiment.
so if you want to remove the wasps from your shed don't waste good quality cannabis smoke.
HTHPosted 7 years agoNickyB is going downhillMember
Ring Nick Griffin up and tell him that its in the UK illegally and probably going to apply for asylum? Before you know it some 16 stone bloke with a gut will be slashing it with a stanley, and stamping on it whilst his staffy which is on the pre requisite 1inch chain barks ferociously at it.Posted 7 years agotaxi25Member
Just get one of these or similar.Posted 7 years ago
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