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Potential wasp nest problm

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Potential wasp nest problm

Postby Digity » Mon May 06, 2013 2:06 am

There's a possibility wasps have built a nest in the outside wall of my house under the siding. I saw a bunch of them in my inclosed porch. I sprayed them with a hose and swatted them away one by one with a broom. I don't want to kill any, but I'm worried if they built a nest into the wall of my house I'll need to get an exterminator or something to destroy the nest. Things could get worse and they could get into the attic. What do you do in these situations? Just let the critters run amok? Most people would say just kill 'me, but obviously I don't want to do that.

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Postby Virgo » Mon May 06, 2013 2:23 am

Remove it before the community gets larger, by taking it with your hand and taking it out. You might get stung a few times but it will be worth it to move the nest out.

Have you tried that?

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Postby James the Giant » Mon May 06, 2013 2:23 am

Get some good powerful DEET insect repellent, (maybe around 50%) and spray a circle around the nest. Not in the nest, but around it, maybe 50cm away from it.
Do this at night, and quickly. Then run away!
The next day the wasps will be annoyed by the repellent, and will hopefully leave in the next few days.
If they don't leave, spray a little closer after a few days.
Repeat until they decide they've had enough and go away.

They'll either leave, or you'll create a race of super deet-resistant killer wasps.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby kiwi » Mon May 06, 2013 3:23 am

Wasps wont land on vegetable oil , use it on our sugar feeder for birds .
Just use a can that you that you spray oil on a baking tray

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby Digity » Mon May 06, 2013 3:41 am

I didn't find a nest...that's why I said "potential wasp nest problem". I saw some wasps near a crack in the siding of my house up near the roof. I think they might have a nest underneath the siding. If so, then it's not visible to me, since it's under the siding of the house. However, if you see a wasp coming out of the cracks of the siding I think it means there might be nest there. Also, I'm just noticing a ton more near the front of my house...so they gotta be coming from somewhere. If I'm right about the nest I'll have to get some exterminator, because I don't feel comfortable getting up high on my house and spraying anything to eliminate them. I'm a big wuss around wasps...I'll probably freak out and fall off the ladder and break my neck.

Up to this point I've been able to deal with them in non-lethal ways. It's more difficult to do this humanely, but I try. I'm just saying, if I discover it's a nest in the siding I think I'm going to have to get them exterminated, but don't like the idea of that since it breaks the precepts. I'm not willing to do anything that will involve me getting stung. I might have an allergic reaction and I if I do I've heard that each time you get stung again the reaction is worse. It just seems bad to have to break the precepts...but I don't know what else to do. I hope it's nothing and these wasps just go away in the coming days. We'll see, but here in Canada Spring/Summer is in full swing and wasps are pretty active.

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby Mojo » Mon May 06, 2013 6:17 am

I'd go for exrermination over the potential risk of anphalaxysis to you or someone else that got too close. I've read that unlike most bees, most wasps will just sting for the heck of it. (bees die after stinging and wasps don't unless vengeance is taken upon them...so the bee needs to conserve their venom where the wasp can be much more liberal)

An epipen might be good to have for yourself, but what about the kid chasing their baseball?

I'm not a doctor so don't take me for my word. ;)

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby Ben » Mon May 06, 2013 6:54 am

I recommend that you do a risk analysis of the likelihood of getting stung if you do nothing.
I agree with Sekha that what is probably more the problem is indulging in a fear that is disproportionate with the risk of an adverse event.
Make a decision based on rationality and objectivity rather than raw emotion. If that means a difficult course of action or inaction, so be it.
kind regards,

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