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daddymatty82

wasps...

how do you get rid of them as i went down the field today and was told theres wasps in an old trailer with rugs in im in swindon wilts if anyone can reccamend anyone etc cheers matty
bodger

Easy.
Buy your self some ant powder ( Nippon by choice) and then wait until after dark. Blow as much ant powder into the entrance as you can and 24 hours should see them all dead.
Woodsmoke

I'm with Bodger  

Ant powder contains the same active ingredient as professional wasp-killer treatments (Bendiocarb? ), it's just half the strength so you need to use twice as much  
matt the rat

Well, without sounding too grumpy about this, please remember that unless the product label says that it's approved for the destruction of wasps, it is a technical offence to follow the advice given by bodger!

I would also be vary wary of using twice as much powder as it acts as a repellent.  

Why not bite the bullet and get a pro in and save yourself all the trouble?  For a cost of 25-50 you should get a guaranteed service with little or no risk to yourself.

I'm seeing far too many bodged attempts at DIY wasp treatment at the moment.  Most result in stings and lots more angry wasps - and there are deaths each year due to extreme reactions from stings.
bodger

I think that you've just answered the question. Do it yourself for a few quid instead of 25 to 50 pounds.
By the way, I ran my own pest control business for a number of years and if anyone gets carted off to chokey for following my advice, then I'll be quite happy to forward you a cake with a file in it.
Woodsmoke

matt the rat wrote:
please remember that unless the product label says that it's approved for the destruction of wasps, it is a technical offence to follow the advice given by bodger!


That brings to mind an incident that occurred three or four years ago! I had a wasp byke outside my house (on the banking bordering the main access lane) The landowners wife came down to get rid of it for me..............she turned up armed with an old rusty can of cymag!!!  

'Just a half cup of water on the powder will get rid of them', she cheerfully informed me..................I was about half a mile upwind before she'd even got the lid off!!!  
daddymatty82

saw the bloke today he got a pro out from chippenham so it will be delt with properly if it was my trailer or rugs in the trailer id burn the lot . where you from matt the rat?
horace

About 35 years ago we had a wasps nest in our garden and with young kids we wanted it sorting a angling friend turned up with some cymag and put it in the entrance we were watching the wasps drop dead as soon as they flew in after about half an hour all seemed quiet and he went to check only to find the nest entrance had been half covered by an old eiderdown in the pile of rubbish the nest was in it was like 633 squadron flying out needless to exit stage right  
bodger

At one time the use Cymag was suggested in most of the angling books and papers as a way for the fisherman to obtain valuable fishing bait in the form of the wasp grubs. My? How times change ! It is dangerous stuff of course if not used correctly but then, most poisons are.
Its not so long ago that creosote was freely available for  treating sheds and fencing with . Its on the banned list now too. Whilst its hardly in the same league as Cymag of course, I hope that you get my drift.
matt the rat

bodger wrote:
I think that you've just answered the question. Do it yourself for a few quid instead of 25 to 50 pounds.
By the way, I ran my own pest control business for a number of years and if anyone gets carted off to chokey for following my advice, then I'll be quite happy to forward you a cake with a file in it.


Bodger, as a fully trained and qualified pest controller, I'm sure you know that a file would not be much use to someone who was prosecuted under the Control of Pesticides Regulations, as a heavy fine of a couple of grand is the more likely outcome of a prosecution.

OK, I accept that it's not very likely, but only this year, a pest controller was prosecuted for not following the label on a commonly used pesticide - he got a hefty bill and a criminal record; and this week someone has (rightly in my opinion) been criminalised for drowning a squirrel.

Suddenly, a charge of 25 - 50 doesn't seem too much for a fully insured and guaranteed service..........

daddymatty82 wrote:
saw the bloke today he got a pro out from chippenham so it will be delt with properly if it was my trailer or rugs in the trailer id burn the lot . where you from matt the rat?


ASW?

Swindon is too far from me at the moment.  

I'm covering most of Wiltshire, South Somerset, North Dorset and a bit of Hampshire, and the technician who works for me looks after Devon, Cornwall, most of Somerset and southwest Dorset.

Give me another year, and I may have employed someone else to cover that area.........

Wasps are going nuts here, but it's variable around the country.  To the east of here they are very busy, the west is quiet.  I've done about 30 nests this week which is OK.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - the local authority should be the first port of call for domestic pest problems.  They subsidise the cost of public health pests, and usually also cover 'nuisance' pests like wasps.  We are charging slightly less that the LA's, and always try and attend on the same day (most councils make you wait anything up to a couple of weeks at peak periods).

Whoever you call, make sure they are a member of either of the two trade associations, the NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association) or the BPCA (British Pest Control Association), and that they are insured and properly qualified.
desperatedan

mat the rat i would love to no why you think its right a man should get a criminal record for drowning vermin.
matt the rat

desperatedan wrote:
mat the rat i would love to no why you think its right a man should get a criminal record for drowning vermin.


Because it's cruel and illegal?

I strongly believe that all animals (even vermin) deserve a humane death.

Drowning is not quick, and not humane.
bodger

Drowning isn't a method that I'd use.
Apparently, the packaging on Nippon says that its suitable for wasps as well as ants.
desperatedan

matt the rat wrote:
desperatedan wrote:
mat the rat i would love to no why you think its right a man should get a criminal record for drowning vermin.


Because it's cruel and illegal?

I strongly believe that all animals (even vermin) deserve a humane death.

Drowning is not quick, and not humane.


i am guessing that in your line of work you use rat poison on rats  ,i recon that thats a slower death than  drowning  ,i am not suggesting anyone should use rat poision on anything other than rats,i am just making a comparison .so both are vermin, one drowned one poisoned  the poison takes longer so  on your theary it  is more cruel ,but the bloke drowning the vermin gets  to be a criminal and the guy useing poison dont .as i said before making someone a criminal for drowning a squirrel is madness
LynneA

Thanks for this - answered a question I was about to post.

We have a wasp nest underground at the allotment, and I was wondering the best way to get rid of it.  Mind you, I have half a mind to keeping it there and leaving that patch until Autumn, as it's in the bottom corner of the plot, and will serve as a deterrent to the Annoying Middle Class Family on the next plot
Green Rosie

We have a wasp nest in the grass path in the veg patch and tomorrow I will be calling the Pompiers (Local Fire brigade) who will come and get rid of it free of charge especially if I say that 3 out of 4 of us here have quite a nasty allergic reaction to their stings.

Roll on tomorrow and a van-full of pompiers arriving ........
Woodsmoke

Green Rosie wrote:
We have a wasp nest in the grass path in the veg patch


I've got one in the veg' patch too  

Little beggars were going daft at me when I was watering earlier on...............I'd inadverdantly soaked the wooden edging behind which they're nesting & out they came!

I hate wasps with a vengeance after getting 16 stings a couple of years ago (accidentally stood on a byke in the grass verge )
Green Rosie

I found this nest when I mowed over it but luckily it was early morning so they were not too active.  I react really badly to stings so whilst I know wasps eat lots of greenfly and such I know one sting will knock me off my feet for a few days so the nest must go - it's not the best combination with a gite either  
Woodsmoke

I can imagine!  

What's the legislation like in France regarding access to poisons for DIY pest control?
Green Rosie

TBH I'm not sure but what I do know is that whatever the legislation the French usually ignore it - they are very keen on making their own concoctions for pest control which I believe is illegal in the UK.  And if Jo Public can't get hold of something a friendly farmer is likely to be able to for you.

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