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AnninGlos Report 20 Jul 2008 18:02

Our council wont do it. we have bought some of the foam spray, not from the range though, had to get it locally so it cost £5.49. You can spray from 3 metres away. We will wait (the Royal we I am not doing it, not tall enough Lol!!!) until dusk as advised.



Jac Report 20 Jul 2008 17:34

ps - the stuff cost about £3.99 which was a little different to the £30.00 or so quoted by the local council!



Jac Report 20 Jul 2008 17:34

Snap Anne - got a wasp's nest right over the front door, but under the tiles on the roof (we are in a bungalow). I spotted it yesterday, and this evening I shall obliterate them - like I did their cousins last year, when they decided they liked the look of the airbrick next to the front door!!!

I bought some stuff from The Range, a sort of foamy stuff which, when you skwirt it, foams up like shaving foam. It did the trick with the airbrick, so I assume it will do the same with the new nest.

In the words of Corporal Jonews - "they dont like it up 'em" but with the foam stuff you can be some distance away before you spray.

Good luck to you, and good luck to me this evening!



MrDaff Report 20 Jul 2008 17:21

I was told that a foam wasp killer was best... it sort of glues itself to them so they are less likely to be able to get at you... not sure where to get it from though.

Personally, I'd get in an expert... we had a wasps nest in our attic, so got Rentokil in... they were brilliant, but not cheap... they also stopped the squirrels from nesting , there was evidence of 5 dreys up there. They also came back twice to make sure there weren't any live squirrels stuck... the aim being to stop them, not kill them!

The problem with wasps is that when they are under threat, they release a scent that is like a bugle call to all the wasps in the area.... and they come out to help their mates out, lol...I think the foam stops that, but not sure.

Good luck!!


Daff xxx


Kay???? Report 20 Jul 2008 15:28

Try and get some powder near where they enter..they are suposed to carry it on their body into the nest,,when they feed to queen she will die from it,,when she dies they are supoed to leave the nest ?

Cost next doors £45 for bees in brick work last year ,they came back to see all was well 4 days later....


Helen1959 Report 20 Jul 2008 15:27

lots of useful tips on this thread.

We had one a few years ago in the garage and got council out. Bloke sprayed with normal wasp spray, held a sack underneath it and knocked it down into sack.


KempinaPartyhat Report 20 Jul 2008 15:22

Get some one in .......

we sprayed at night it didnt make a difference ...they still attack and they wont all die ...but they will be angry ...


MarionfromScotland Report 20 Jul 2008 15:10

Spray them at night...then run lol


AnninGlos Report 20 Jul 2008 15:10

thanks jean

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 20 Jul 2008 15:08

Wait until dusk , when the wasps should all be in the nest, and spray with Wasp Nest killer. There are powders or sprays and they both work. Dont do it in the daytime as you will miss a lot of them. Jean


AnninGlos Report 20 Jul 2008 15:06

We have got a wasps nest in the eves of the garage. Tewkesbury B Council don't deal with them any more. They will give advice though (Wednesday to friday!!)
Any tips for dealing with it without getting stung?