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Chez

Getting rid of a wasps' nest, help please.

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

poison is queen
lettucewoman

We had one under the home and used the foamy stuff to seal it up ...worked a treat Very Happy
gardening-girl

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

Righty ho, poison it is. I hate killing things Sad
Rob R

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 Smile
Chez

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 Sad
lettucewoman

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...... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
SteveP

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

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

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

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

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


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 Rolling Eyes
Nick

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

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

Live a little. vegplot

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

Live a little.

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

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

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

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.

Laughing You've got to love local politics. Laughing
Woo

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! Shocked
hope it gets sorted soon.
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