Do i have a nest?

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  1. Adrenochrome

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    Over the last week i have been attacked by about a dozen of these nasty things :mad:

    We are now in November should these things not be dead and gone by now :lease:

    Do you think i have a nest somewhere :eek:
     

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  2. neilneil

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    They're probably still around because of the mild weather we have had. Wasps get particularly bad tempered this time of year because they are old and close to dieing.
    That'd probably put anyone in a bad mood I suppose.


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    if they were all in the same area it is likely a nest...although the weather will have meant a lot of new queens looking for a home later, and they will be quite large...
     
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    Sounds like a nest somewhere. Probably the loft or somewhere and they'll be seeking warmth due to the temp drop.....give it a couple of weeks and they'll be gone..........till spring :eek:

    Good thing is they'll be really slow and subdued by the cold and are easilly splatted :zonked:
     
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    Loft spaces are favourite or especially under the eaves, in or around vents, or in the joins of the joists. If you can see the nest, the best and usually cheapest option is to get the council to come in and deal with it for a fixed cost (you can even do this if you are a homeowner as opposed to a council tenant).
     
  6. Adrenochrome

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    They are in my business premises :(

    And if you think i'm going looking for the nest then you are obviously mad :nono: :eek: I'd rather own a dog :D
     
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    :D don't start with the dogs again already
     
  8. Adrenochrome

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    Horrible things keep bloody biting me :mad:
     
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    :D they know you don't like them
     
  10. la gran siete

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    Get in touch with the local council ,they should have a pest control section to get rid of any wasp nest
     
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    particularly bad tempered this time of year because they are old and close to dieing.
    That'd probably put anyone in a bad mood I suppose.
    maybe thats what happens to old people^^^
     
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    Cue a wasp joke. Don't scroll down until you've read it.

    The world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make is taking a stroll down his local high street. As he passes by the record shop, a sign catches his eye. "Just Released - New LP -Wasps of the World & the sounds that they make - available now" Unable to resist the temptation, the man goes into the shop. "I am the world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make. I'd very much like to listen to the new LP you have advertised in the window."

    "Certainly, Sir," says the young man behind the counter. "If you'd like to step into the booth and put on the headphones, I'll put the LP on for you." The world expert on European wasps goes into the booth and puts on the earphones. Ten minutes later, he comes out of the booth and announces, "I am the world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make and yet I recognised none of those." "I'm sorry Sir", says the young assistant. "If you'd care to step into the booth, I can let you have another 10 minutes." The world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make steps back into the booth and replaces the headphones. Ten minutes later, he comes out of the booth shaking his head. "I don't understand it", he says, "I am the world expert on
    European wasps and the sounds that they make, and yet I still can't recognise any of those!" "I'm terribly sorry, Sir" says the young man, "perhaps if you'd like to step into the booth again, you could have 5 more minutes." Sighing, the world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make steps back into the booth. Five minutes later, he comes out again, clearly agitated. "I am the world expert on European wasps and the sounds that they make and yet I have recognised none of the wasps on this LP." "I really am terribly sorry", says the young assistant,

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    Shop assistants nowadays - absolutely useless (shakes head in disgust) :D
     
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    Advice I heard was this: yes, obviously get rid of the nest if you can (council, etc). But if the nest is in something like, say, a bird house, leave it well alone. Once the cold weather comes, the wasps will die. Leave the nest in situ, and next year, new wasps won't attempt to use the old nest. They're oddly particular; like to make fresh nests each year. Clear out the bird house - or whatever - and you're just inviting them back.
     
  15. la gran siete

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    I would only kill a wasp nest if absolutely necessary( ie as in a roof space )because wasp larvae are predators that eat many garden pests. I fits in the garden I would just leave nearly empty pots of jam near the nest. This would ensure they stayed away from the house.
     

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