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Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby manas » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:36 am

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby Digity » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:28 pm

This nest is driving me nuts. My plan is to just let it die off until the winter and then sealing up the crack where they got in. Is that safe or will wasps still be in the wall in the winter hibernating? If I see that it's not active (i.e. none are coming out of the crack) can I just seal it up and not worry? I know some people sealed up a crack and then the wasps got into the house, because they didn't have a way out. However, I think these people did this when the nest was still very active. I'm frustrated, because there was so many swarming around in front of my house and I found a dead one inside my house. It's tempting to just call an exterminator, but I'm trying to do the compassionate thing.

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby santa100 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:35 pm

You might want to try one of those natural repellants and see if it works..

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby Digity » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:38 pm

How do I ensure the queen wasp is out of the nest? They built the damn nest inside my porch...I just see them coming in and out of the crack. To me, it seems like a good place for the queen to hibernate over the winter. Once I see them die off I was going to spray into the hole just as a precautionary measure and then seal it up, but I have no idea what's in there. The queen might still be in there and alive after I spray the stuff and seal it off. If so, then what? That's why I'm a little confused and unsure about what to do. Will the queen be in there all winter after I seal it off? If so, what's that going to cause?

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Re: Potential wasp nest problm

Postby kc2dpt_deactivated » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:39 pm

I have had wasps crawling in and out of a crack in my siding for a few years. Nothing ever happened to me nor to my children. I also find nests in the trees around my house. Some I knock down. Some I leave alone. The wasps never bother me unless I bother them, which mostly happens if I'm mowing the lawn and bump into their tree branch as I pass by. Those I try to remove. But I just found one huge nest way up high in a tree. That doesn't bother me as I can't bump into them.

I have thought about killing the wasps many times; the arising of such thoughts is perhaps unavoidable for the time being. It's just a one time thing. Then they will be gone. But then it occurs to me that even if I killed the wasps today, soon enough there will be more wasps. They live in my neighborhood. They will always find their way back to my yard. Do I really want to commit to killing wasps over and over again? It's not worth it to me, killing wasps over and over for only temporary reprieve plus the karmic burden. Plus I would be teaching my kids bad behaviors.

I have these fake wasp nests which I use to dissuade them from moving in. Apparently wasps are territorial and won't move in if they think another colony is already living there. Between knocking down nests which are built and using the fake nests to discourage the building of new nests, I hope I can keep the stinging down to a minimum. Wasps stings hurt! :D

I wish I could relocate their nests to the edge of my property. Then they could have their nest and I could have a buffer zone of no stinging. I regularly relocate crawling bugs and mice but I haven't figured a way to move the wasp nests yet.


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