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#533008 - 14th Jun 2011 6:13pm wasps nest
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Hi aybody reccomend some one to help with a wasps nest I think I have in the roof cavity in my house.
I think the only was to get to it is either by removing roof tiles which i dont realy want to do or drill through internal board to get to it that way. I would be very greatful for any help/advise
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#533036 - 14th Jun 2011 6:38pm Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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Best to get on to the council with a problem like this.

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#533042 - 14th Jun 2011 6:48pm Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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Its dead easy, just find where they fly in and out, put some wasp powder at the entrances one evening - there will be none the next day. Done it loads of times, never failed.

There is a tendancey for them to come back to the same place the next year - just fill the gap, they try to attack it but usually fail.

Rentokill warn that unborn wasps may appear a while later, never happened to me but be keep your eyes out and re-apply if it does happen.

Nippon Wasp Powder was the one I usually used.
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#533091 - 14th Jun 2011 8:02pm Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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Not long joined when I saw this topic....

If it's not bothering you, just leave it, it will die late summer when all the food has gone, wasps NEVER return to the same nest site again. If you have a window nearby that you have to open, put a piece of net curtain over it - it will let air in but no insects etc, wasps very rarely do damage to the property, and they are good for the garden, they eat carcases of other insects as well as pollinate like bees do.

Wirral Council charges thirty odd pounds only if it is under the roof line/gutter. Otherwise a private company can vary from twenty odd to hundreds (when ringing around all you ask for is a wasp treatment - you DO NOT need them to remove the nest - waste of time/your money and no point (plus it will restrict other queens nesting in the future))

good luck cool

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#533102 - 14th Jun 2011 8:13pm Re: wasps nest [Re: Blazeparadox]
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Originally Posted By: Blazeparadox
Not long joined when I saw this topic....

If it's not bothering you, just leave it, it will die late summer when all the food has gone, wasps NEVER return to the same nest site again. If you have a window nearby that you have to open, put a piece of net curtain over it - it will let air in but no insects etc, wasps very rarely do damage to the property, and they are good for the garden, they eat carcases of other insects as well as pollinate like bees do.

Wirral Council charges thirty odd pounds only if it is under the roof line/gutter. Otherwise a private company can vary from twenty odd to hundreds (when ringing around all you ask for is a wasp treatment - you DO NOT need them to remove the nest - waste of time/your money and no point (plus it will restrict other queens nesting in the future))

good luck cool

Obviously no one has told my wasps not to return.. this is the third year running. I paid to have all my gable end pointing repaired last year as this was where they were geting in.
now they have fond a a way in between the tiles.
I dont have a problem with nature just wish they would bugger off some where else and give me a break for a while


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#533146 - 14th Jun 2011 8:55pm Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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Some wasps do return to the same nest site in following years, some occasionally even re-use the old nests, this is rare because of the fragility of the nests. Bees are a bit more pedantic, we had bees returning to a non-existant nest five years after we removed all trace of it (it was in a rotten log in an outhouse).

I have seen up to three wasp nests from different years right next to each other in lofts.

Some nests are ground based and have a lengthy "paths" like little tunnels running through thick grassed areas, the powder has had an equal success at destroying these - even though I rarely found the actual nest, just powdered in the "tunnel" for a short distance.

I have come across quite a few in cavity walls with entrances through holes in the mortar.

Generally I have observed that their are two entrance paths used - though I doubt this is a hard and fast rule, just an observation. Ideally powder all the routes but even just powdering one has always worked for me.
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#533159 - 14th Jun 2011 9:01pm Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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Originally Posted By: johncon
Originally Posted By: Blazeparadox
Not long joined when I saw this topic....

If it's not bothering you, just leave it, it will die late summer when all the food has gone, wasps NEVER return to the same nest site again. If you have a window nearby that you have to open, put a piece of net curtain over it - it will let air in but no insects etc, wasps very rarely do damage to the property, and they are good for the garden, they eat carcases of other insects as well as pollinate like bees do.

Wirral Council charges thirty odd pounds only if it is under the roof line/gutter. Otherwise a private company can vary from twenty odd to hundreds (when ringing around all you ask for is a wasp treatment - you DO NOT need them to remove the nest - waste of time/your money and no point (plus it will restrict other queens nesting in the future))

good luck cool

Obviously no one has told my wasps not to return.. this is the third year running. I paid to have all my gable end pointing repaired last year as this was where they were geting in.
now they have fond a a way in between the tiles.
I dont have a problem with nature just wish they would bugger off some where else and give me a break for a while
just wear protective clothes, and get up there and black bag it, i removed one from a friends loft for them

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#533178 - 14th Jun 2011 9:25pm Re: wasps nest [Re: ]
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Not that simple it is in the cavity at the side of my dormer
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#533195 - 14th Jun 2011 10:04pm Re: wasps nest [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Thanks for that I had a underground one at the bottom of my garden a couple of years ago and I know how persitent they can be I will try and get up there tomorrow night with some powder THANKS
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#533242 - 14th Jun 2011 11:47pm Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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Sorry to hear this, there must be a good food source nearby, but like I said wasps NEVER return to the same nest site again, each year the new queen makes a brand new nest. As they are so high up, I don't think they'll bother you too much this year smile

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#533290 - 15th Jun 2011 8:59am Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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We had wasps who made a nest in the birdhouse and more wasps were there the year after.

Hate wasps

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#533304 - 15th Jun 2011 9:44am Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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For my two pennies worth - I had a wasp nest in my attic last year, the numbers built up as the summer went on and it was only then in late summer when the numbers were large that anybody noticed. The neighbours over-reacted and wanted us to get rid.

I knew that summer was ending and two things would happen; a) the cold weather would soon kill them off and b) the queen starts to lose dominance over her workers and in particular the one or two workers that are starting to develop hormones to become a queen themselves. The numbers soon dropped and then there was no problem.

The nest entrance is still there today and when it was active we only got 2 wasps in the house even though the entrance was right next to an upstairs window that was often left open!

Wasps are the gardeners friend - they eat and harvest all kinds of garden pests such as aphids and caterpillars.

I also looked in my loft when the nest was active and never got "attacked" in fact I watched the wasps fly in and out without even heading into the house in fact they were making a bee-line for the local woods and we saw very few in the gardens.

When the activity had died down I could see that there were several small nests in the loft - wasp clearly do not use the smae nest but obvioulsy use the same nest hole.

The wasps are not back this year.

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#533341 - 15th Jun 2011 10:42am Re: wasps nest [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Its dead easy, just find where they fly in and out, put some wasp powder at the entrances one evening - there will be none the next day. Done it loads of times, never failed.

There is a tendancey for them to come back to the same place the next year - just fill the gap, they try to attack it but usually fail.

Rentokill warn that unborn wasps may appear a while later, never happened to me but be keep your eyes out and re-apply if it does happen.

Nippon Wasp Powder was the one I usually used.



agree with dd.
done it myself.


Edited by delta6 (15th Jun 2011 10:42am)

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#533593 - 15th Jun 2011 5:32pm Re: wasps nest [Re: Blazeparadox]
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[quote=Blazeparadox]Sorry to hear this, there must be a good food source nearby, but like I said wasps NEVER return to the same nest site again, each year the new queen makes a brand new nest. As they are so high up, I don't think they'll bother you too much this year smile [/quote
As I said my wasps must not have been told not to come back as they are swarming all over my roof again same area as last year but getting in a diferent way as i blocked off the way in last year by having my gable end repointed
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#534058 - 16th Jun 2011 2:55pm Re: wasps nest [Re: johncon]
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I had wasps in my roof two years ago, the concil had a huge waiting list, and wanted to charge 35 to come and just spray wasp killer... they wont remove the nest. By the time they could come round was october, when the wasps leave the nest. Through tons of research I found that if you do put wasp powder down at the entrances, they do carry it back to the nest and kill the nest. Wasps never return to the same nest, but can build nests in the same location and can hibernate in the old nest during winter. I agree, if you can reach to were they are, put wasp killer down. Apprently, a guy a few doors down smoked his wasps out that same year, prob why they came my way!

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