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Old 06-09-2005, 5:12 PM
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A friend has an infestation of bees/wasps under a flat roof on an extension.

He has thought of drilling a hole in the facia board so that he can pump something in to kill them, but what!

Any suggestions please.
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Old 06-09-2005, 5:14 PM
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Hit them with a bat and run like the wind.

Or phone the council they usually have a pest control department.
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Or phone the council they usually have a pest control department.
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Have a look at this older thread, you might get some ideas from there:

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You have to call in a bee keeper to remove bees. My colleague has just had this problem and I looked up the info for her.

If they are wasps though puffing in some powder should be effective. We did that when he had a wasp problem and it took a couple of goes but it got rid of them in the end.
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Old 06-09-2005, 6:21 PM
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we have similar problem under the floor though and coming in throug air bricks. Our council charge 50, but they advised that the wasp season is nearly over and then they will hibernate and leave.

He also advised to spraythe air brick late at night and to leave ant powder onthe air brick so the wasps will pick it up and take it to the nest.

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Eh hum er,,, just to get info.
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Our local council charge 35, but if you point out that the nest is near a public area they will waive the charge. They also do it for free for pensioners.

I had one dealt with earlier this year. Because we have a communal garden they didn't charge me.
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Old 07-09-2005, 7:27 AM
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We have had this problem a couple of times - they were getting in through air bricks, once at the front of the house and once at the back.

We have a local exterminator who used to do the same job for the council. He puffs some white powder into the area where they are going in (which they don't like) and it kills them. He told us some real horror stories about the size of some of the nests he has dealt with.
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Eh hum er,,, just to get info.
the info at our council is we will come out and sort it out for 45 other but we cant advise you over the phone
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Thank you very much for all your replies. I think it will be a phone call to the local council and hope it will not cost too much.
Thanks again.
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HOLD UP a second. If its a wasps nest you dont need to do anything, wasps die off in October (when we start to get frost) and they wont reuse the nest next year. Just a thought, and it could save you the 45 removal charge.
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HOLD UP a second. If its a wasps nest you dont need to do anything, wasps die off in October (when we start to get frost) and they wont reuse the nest next year. Just a thought, and it could save you the 45 removal charge.
I have a similar wasp problem at the moment and was under the impression that they will die off soon, but I'm worried that they've laid thousands of eggs in the roof space which will hatch out next spring, and my problem will return as soon as we get warm weather again. Or am I wrong?
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DON'T CALL ANYONE OUT!!!!!!!

Get off to Woolies and get a container of ANT POWDER. It has Permethrin in it, same as council stuff.

Do it in the LATE EVENING when they're not flying.

Puff it around the area the wasps are coming in/out from. (They pick it up on their bodies and transfer it around the nest). You can't puff the container upwards, as we found out, so maybe work out a way of tipping it from another container if need be. This is serious stuff...... COVER YOURSELF UP AND DO NOT INHALE!

Sister did this last year for a wasp nest in her eaves and an ant nest lower down - nothing at all to see the next day - ALL GONE!
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I have a similar wasp problem at the moment and was under the impression that they will die off soon, but I'm worried that they've laid thousands of eggs in the roof space which will hatch out next spring, and my problem will return as soon as we get warm weather again. Or am I wrong?
They wont come back. Wasps nests are one time use only (such a waste considering all the effort they put into them). The only time you might get another problem is if you remove the dead nest and next year a wandering wasp thinks 'ooh, thats a lovely place to site my nest' as its obviously a suitable place for one, IYSWIM.
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they don't come back to the same nest but I found they do come back to the same area - we had wasps' nests in our attic three years running until I got the ratcatcher in to kill the nest and for the last two years we haven't had a problem.

the council had also told me they would die down in the autumn - that's why i didn't resort to poison straightaway - till the morning i put my foot in my slipper and found out the hard way there was a wasp inside it
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I have a hornets nest, but looking at the charge of 47, I then discovered that a new wheelie bin is the same price

I decided that I need the new wheelie bin more, so I will just let the nest die off and remove it on a cold day in late November
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If they are wasps they never nest in the same place twice. It's near the end of the season now so if you can live with them for a little while longer they will go naturally. Wasps are good at getting rid of garden pests so don't destroy them unnecessarily.

Bees will of course overwinter.
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I went for a combination of the above
1) used ant/wasp nest killer from local hardware store late at night preferably a cool one when they have stoped flying - just squirt it at the entrance hole and stand back.
Aparently it covers the little b***ers and they take it back down to the nest- never saw one again. I'm not particularly brave with wasps but it was easy


2) as mine was in a loft space and I had severl old nests I put up several of these slow release insecticide hanging things in February just to get any hibernators/returners/hatching larvae
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A friend has an infestation of bees/wasps under a flat roof on an extension.

He has thought of drilling a hole in the facia board so that he can pump something in to kill them, but what!

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pop down to a good garden center and pick up some "wasp, ant and insect powder" you will have to check as they dont all kill wasps costs around 3

then spray some powder where the wasps go in and they take it to the nest.

saves a good 45 from the council unless you get benifits or pension credit
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