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Wasps!

Have recently noticed a number of wasps seeming to disappear into the side of the house - presumably through a gap in the mortar.

If I had to guess, I would say that there is a nest between the outside brick and either the inner block or internal plasterboard.

Has anyone got any ideas (outside of getting in the professionals) of how to convince them to move out?

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Re: Wasps!

@gmarkj 

I think whatever you do, make sure you cover up!!

A lot of good advice here about DIY wasp nest disposal

https://www.fantasticpestcontrol.co.uk/wasp-control/how-to-get-rid-of-a-wasps-nest/

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Re: Wasps!

Thanks @Cleoriff.
Will keep you posted how I get on...

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Re: Wasps!

Best of luck @gmarkj  and cover up well!!Fear

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Re: Wasps!

I always dread this happening to my home. I hate the things with a passion. Roll on winter when the pesky little things die off or hibernate or whatever they do. If the nest is visible then there are some tips in the link but calling in the pest control may be our only viable option.

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Re: Wasps!

Just leave them alone and they will leave by themselves.
They rarely come back to the same place a second year.
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Re: Wasps!

Having done some reading, it appears the best course of action is to leave them alone for a month or so and then block the entrances to the nest.
If they make a re-appearance next year then maybe a call to the professionals may be in order...

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Re: Wasps!

Good luck @gmarkj! Wasps can be nasty but I think the advice to leave them to it is right. Summers nearly over and they should disappear by themselves. 

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Re: Wasps!

Lets hope so @jonsie joy

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