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Post by Franksgranny »

As you all know I'm totally useless about most things, so you probably will all be able to help with this. I have a bit of a covered area which is quite nice to sit in whilst the weather is so hot, but it now appears to be the home to a number of wasps, they are coming in and out of a tiny hole in the wall, shall I resign myself to finding another shady spot to sit and leave them Alone, or can I easily encourage them to leave me in peace?

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Noisette wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:15 pm
An aerosol of wasp nest killer aimed into the hole in the wall in the evening + a can of Raid knock-down for any malingerers will do the trick. The insect barrier sprays are effective for discouraging newcomers.
I had you down as an eco friendly gardener. :good: the wasps are not having a good time of it just now perhaps its time to show mercy. 8-)
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I’m pretty eco-friendly but it’s death for all wasps for me! I’m allergic to wasp stings and have had some nasty times due to them. I carry epipens around and have had to use them many times.

I’m allergic to strawberries too, but I don’t kill those! 😄

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A breed of small wasps are crawling in and out of our car's wing mirrors. Thought a drive would shake them off but as soon as we got home there they were, ready and waiting to take up residence again!

:D Don't really mind wasps or hornets because they are pretty smart. Open an indoor window and usually you can usher them out. It's those daft house flies that really drive me nuts.
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Post by Ally »

Ah! An indoor window. That's where Ive been going wrong. :D :D :D
I've been opening the outdoor windows and they've been coming in.

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Ah! An indoor window. That's where Ive been going wrong. :D :D :D
I've been opening the outdoor windows and they've been coming in.
:oops: That was a slip of the finger!
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I like wasps & hornets, they're cool 8-)

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If they're living in a hole in the wall they might be hornets. Who abandon their nest at the end of the summer. And don't usually go for humans.
The worst ones have dangly legs and seem to attack without provocation

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Noisette wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:45 pm
That's excellent news...the stripy denizens of Lot et Garonne will be arriving chez Spotty prochainement 😁 Do you want the ragondin too?😇
Not a problem we have plenty here in 85, no flapping about chez Spotty. I have/had ragondin though I believe the one the size of a hippo has been dealt with.

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Post by crakpot »

What Wasps are they
Hornets do not live in walls. but Paper wasps are bastards often in your post box if you go within 4 feet you get stung
There are many species most of which will never harm you
I think you just have to live with them
As for ragondin hit a few which tend to fog up your lights for a few days

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