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Any cheap, safe and effective solutions. I need to get rid of a wasps nest from my exercise shed

Imnotcheap
3 days ago
What do you think of this?
MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 days ago

If it's a little one you can buy insecticides which you can fire at the nest from a distance .If it's a biggy call in the professionals.We unearthed one on the allotment once.Bees die when they sting wasps don't they just leave a nice invite smell for the rest of their buddies..aint nice!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

MelissaLee1963 it is rather small but its behind the door in the shed so might get trapped in if they come out too quickly.

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe2 days ago

I had this problem last year where the wasps were starting to make a nest in an old curtain in my garden. I just sprayed it with a tin of ant killer spray and they died pretty quickly. Now I have found that this year the wasps are making a nest behind the panelling of my old hot tub. I will try and see how big the nest is before I tackle it. If it’s big then I will get professional help to remove it.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 days ago

Sugarbabe Stay safe Image

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

Sugarbabe ant killer thanks for advice

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 days ago

Sorry, I don’t know how to get rid of it, but in the meantime try to appreciate how clever they are to build such a beautiful structure.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

Grannyclock I was surprised how small it was

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Mick82
Mick822 days ago

I would leave it to them get myself a new shed

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

Mick82 would need the stuff out of it

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IamCheap
IamCheapyesterday

Mick82 leave them to it ? a 12x8ft only bout 2 year old shed for a tiny golf ball sized wasp nest ... i think not lol

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Mick82
Mick82yesterday

IamCheap was obviously joking

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Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
2 days ago

If it's only a little one, i.e. golf ball to tennis ball size, then put a jam jar over it and use a flat saw blade to cut / scrape the nest off and drop it into the jam jar.

Hold together to prevent an escape and then replace the saw blade with the jam jar lid.

Only do this at night / late evening when the wasps are asleep.

Cover your body as much as you can as a precaution against getting stung.

Rather like catching a spider in the house.

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Pjran
Pjran2 days ago

Johnny also, do this once it’s dark and they have returned to the nest.

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Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
2 days ago

Pjran Yes exactly, that's what I said

"Only do this at night / late evening when the wasps are asleep"

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe2 days ago

Johnny You are correct, only do this at night. I forgot to mention this in my last post on LD's. Image

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pato
pato2 days ago

Johnny What size of jam jar are you using, you couldn't get a tennis ball in the jam jars that I have.

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Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
2 days ago

pato 1kg. Like this. Or ask a friend for a tennis ball tube and lid.

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pato
pato2 days ago

Johnny I was only joking, but I'd have a better chance of finding a larger tub to use than finding a friend with tennis ball tubes.

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Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
2 days ago

pato You can also just use an empty tin can. (My tennis tube lids are a perfect fit!)

If you don't have a suitable plastic lid, use a small piece of cardboard first for a temporary lid and put a weight on top.

Once all is calm, invert the tin and the cardboard lid onto a bit of plastic bag cut to size.

Slide out the cardboard.

Then carefully invert the jar and plastic again, and use an elastic band to seal the plastic around the rim of the tin.

That said, it's easier with a big jam jar, or a tennis tube from your local tennis club😊

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pato
pato2 days ago

Johnny I'm not too bothered about spiders but the O.P. and anyone else reading the thread can try out your advise, which is actually quite sound.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

Johnny it's not very big. I get my daughter to get rid of spiders not brave enough myself

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jam45
jam452 days ago

I had the same problem with wasps building their nest in a crack in my garage door top. I used a plastic cup 3/4 filled with malt vinegar and another cup half cold water and half malt vinegar. Both worked in killing the wasps. I put the cups of dead wasps into 3 layers of plastic bags, tied and bin them into the outside bin.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

jam45 sounds like a job for my OH

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snoogans888
snoogans8882 days ago

Years ago when I was a kid my dad had a nest in the air brick on the outside of the house. He got his old Hoover and sucked them all up and then chased me around the garden with the bag terrifying me as I could hear them all buzzing inside!

And he wonders why I was a troubled teen 🤪

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

snoogans888 my OH tried hovering one that got in bathroom and had problems

I would hate that

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jillylovesyou
jillylovesyou2 days ago

Call the council

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

jillylovesyou do they sort things like that?

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 days ago

Imnotcheap Not for wasps

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jillylovesyou
jillylovesyou2 days ago

Imnotcheap they always used to as they are a danger to public health. Worth contacting them to at least enquire. However if you plan to DIY then I would smoke them first as it sends them to sleep. Do not use live flames they must be just smoking or you will set your shed alight

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

jillylovesyou I will try asking tomorrow

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jillylovesyou
jillylovesyou2 days ago

Imnotcheap ok. Just re read my above message. I don’t mean that you have to give each wasp a Cigarette! That would be expensive! But a funny sight 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

jillylovesyou if I could get one to smoke a cigarette I would ring BGT 😂🤣

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jillylovesyou
jillylovesyou2 days ago
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Golfforall
Golfforall2 days ago

Had some a couple of years ago - not sure whether the nest was there or just being built (didn't get close enough to inspect !) - but hundreds/thousands of wasps in a brick wall . Just blasted the area with a hosepipe (from a safe distance ) and repeated a few times over a day or two . They decided to relocate - never had a problem since . Sometimes people can overthink things ?

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 days ago

Golfforall it's too far away from house and inside a wooden shed

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerryyesterday

If you home insurance you may be covered for someone to come round and get rid of it for free. We have done this twice.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapyesterday

eyeballkerry I will check but ours is contents only so not hopeful

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerryyesterday

It is an add on with buildings insurance so unfortunately sounds like you will not be able to claim.

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IamCheap
IamCheapyesterday

this is it wud b kinda hard to get a jar there ... Image

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