Wasps in my attic

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  • Premier Icon ton
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    me too…..leave em be.

    sweepy
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    Ive always lived alongside them as long as they don’t cause a fuss

    wobbliscott
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    Leave it till winter, they’ll all die off, then remove the empty nest.

    mrmonkfinger
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    If the “final solution” involves Samuel Jackson saying ” I have had it with these mother ducking wasps in this mother ducking attic ” you should most definitely deploy it.

    bencooper
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    😀

    I’ll leave them, save the Final Solution in case it all kicks off.

    mike_p
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    Leave it till winter, they’ll all die off, then remove the empty nest

    ^^ this

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Nuke ’em. Nuke the Ba***rds.

    sweepy
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    Leave it till winter, they’ll all die off, then remove the empty nest

    I think if you leave the empty nest it helps deter new nests in future

    therealhoops
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    DO NOT REMOVE THE EMPTY NEST.

    Apparently they never return to the same site, *might be bollocks*. Either way, I had some in our shed. I left the nest as instructed from the tinterweb and they’ve never been back.

    bencooper
    Member

    That’s not a euphemism. I have wasps in the shop attic – they’ve built a 6″ nest. Don’t cause me any trouble, but they do wander about a bit if I leave the light on up there.

    I’ve ordered a Final Solution – do I deploy it, or just leave them be?

    bencooper
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    That makes sense – apparently you can buy decoy nests to stop them appearing.

    Premier Icon steveoath
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    Doesn’t your insurance cover their removal? We get it as standard with ours.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Could they/would they snip their way through a plastic binbag?

    Just imagining about a binbag on a cinchable wire loop on a stick type arrangement.

    Not quite sure what you’d do with them afterwards though. take them for a drive and release them humanely into the countryside/bonfire?

    bencooper
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    It might do, but since the smoke bomb thing was £3.99 I can’t be bothered with all that.

    It was more an ethical question…

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Do you have ethical dilemmas about weeding, or cutting the grass?

    IA
    Member

    smoke bomb

    Leave the nest, save the smoke bomb for escaping from awkward customers?

    bencooper
    Member

    Do you have ethical dilemmas about weeding, or cutting the grass?

    I don’t weed or cut the grass – but no, plants are different to animals.

    havinalaff
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    In my shed I found a can of wd40 and a cigarette lighter to be very effective.

    5thElefant
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    In my shed I found a can of wd40 and a cigarette lighter to be very effective.

    ^ This is my preferred approach. Badgers are good too. But that might be just for bees.

    bencooper
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    In an attic with a wooden roof, full of cardboard boxes, above a workshop with oxyacetylene cylinders, that might not be such a good idea 😉

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    aww go on, just make sure you go pro it and have 999 on speed dial 🙂

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    We had one in the loft a couple of years ago. We tried leaving it, but it was directly above our bed and as August wore on the noise got too much (they got up earlier than we did). Also they exited right by our patio and patio doors which meant having anything to eat or drink outside or having the doors open during dinner turned into a massive waspfest.

    stavaigan
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    Had one in shed last month. Same size. Poked it with a long stick and ran. Came back and they’d started to build a new one. Poked with long stick and ran. Came back and they were still loitering. Couple of days later theyd gone.

    johnellison
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    If it’s causing bother, surely your local authority will remove it FOC? I know ours do/did.

    stevestunts
    Member

    Just send a feisty Jack Russell up there and come back in a couple of hours.

    Hang on, I was thinking of rats.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Burke (John Cleese): Good evening. One of the main problems in keeping a Siberian tiger in an ordinary suburban..ahhh hooo… (yells) Oh, Christ! There’s a wasp in here!

    (people running around trying to swat the wasp)

    Burke: Quick, before he gets on the tiger! ….Oh, ****!

    (yelling, general panic)

    Announcer (Eric Idle): Well, “Tiger Club” was introduced by (tiger roars, Eric screams)

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    johndoh
    Member

    We just bought a new house and had a nest right by the front door and another below the kitchen window at the back (in the garden where our 4 yr old twins play).

    £43 for council pest control to come out, 45 minutes later. Dead.

    5thElefant
    Member

    How much do you pay someone to get a spider out of the bath?

    johndoh
    Member

    I do that myself thanks.

    I decided against using potentially dangerous poisons with small children around given that I have no prior experience in the use of them.

    Premier Icon stevied
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    In my shed I found a can of wd40 and a cigarette lighter to be very effective.

    Badgers are good too

    Does the badger replace the lighter or the WD40? Not sure what would be worse, a badger on fire or a badger that’s p’d off because it’s just been sprayed with WD…

    Back OT, I hate wasps so would deploy everything available.

    z1ppy
    Member

    I’d love to suggest leaving them, but as you go into August and there more fruit about, they tend to get drunk on the fermented fruit and start getting leering (though this doc suggest the same behaviour for a different reason)… might not be the best intensive for customers.

    I was wondering where all the wasps had gone this summer. Hiding in your loft.

    I’ve got house martins nesting, if it’s any consolation. At least they eat all the spiders.

    johndoh
    Member

    When pest control came round, they said they’d just poisoned three other houses on our street in the same day.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    What’s a ‘Final Solution’ – is that some kind of bug bomb? And what do they market it as in Germany? 😯

    Crell
    Member

    I was wondering where all the wasps had gone this summer.

    They’re at my house eating the doors and windows to make their nests, as they do every year.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Cold weather earlier in the year has significantly reduced the population. Leave em be if they’re not causing a problem.

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    Overalls, gardening gloves, balaclava & duct tape combined with a big stick and binbag fixed ours last year. Wasn’t there to see what happened when it went into the bin lorry though.

    unovolo
    Member

    Ben Cooper earlier today

    Premier Icon stimpy
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    *is disappointed that therealhoops link isn’t to someone taking out a wasps nest with bombers and a bag of wee*

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