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Old 13.07.2011, 17:53
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Re: wasp nest in the ground

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I have definitely disturbed a nest of wasps in the ground before, those ****ers weren't very solitary.
Likewise. I ended up with around 100 stings One way to find out if you suffer from anaphylactic shock. Fortunately, I didn't.
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Unless they are causing you a problem just leave them, they will be gone next year as they don't re use the same nest, and also they are very good for the garden.
Are you sure? There are wasps in the cavity wall just behind my bedhead, husband insists that they don't re-use nests but it's the third year running! I'm assuming they're nesting in (and chewing, arghhh... the noise) the insulation so they could be in a section slightly further along. But only slightly....
Maybe you have masonry bees

http://www.rapid-pest-control.co.uk/...y/masonry-bees
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Re: wasp nest in the ground

How big is your garden? How close the nest? And do you have kids or dogs?

I am strongly allergic to wasp stings, but if I can, I just leave them well alone and they will go of their own accord.

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Re: wasp nest in the ground

If you go for the vacuum cleaner method, you may want to consider what to do when it is time to switch it off, so you dont end in the same situation as this guy

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Re: wasp nest in the ground

I did the same, somewhere in the midwest. Not sure how many stings I got, but the f*#kers were everywhere.

Most likely it was the wasp that we call Yellow Jackets. They usually live in cavities of some sort, and can be in the ground. They are agressive and love to go after your food (meat) and drinks (sodas) in the outdoors. Real pests and their sting can get infected easily since they are scavengers.

The Paper Wasps are a bit bigger, with thin waists and dangly legs. A lot less agressive, but sting just as painfully and all wasps can sting at will (unlike a bee). These guys usually build paper nests that are open and hang by a short stalk of some sort. We get them around our pool, but they aren't too interested in food or us. Just water from the pool to build their nests.

Unfortunately, both prey on a lot of pests, so not such a good idea to kill them off...


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I have definitely disturbed a nest of wasps in the ground before, those ****ers weren't very solitary.

Those were ants.

(which I neglected to include as Hymenoptera)

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If you go for the vacuum cleaner method, you may want to consider what to do when it is time to switch it off, so you dont end in the same situation as this guy

http://www.darwinawards.com/personal...al2007-04.html

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Some years ago, my Mother did exactly the same with an old cylinder Hoover after collecting a spider in it. Fortuately the only casualty was the spider. The hoover performed much better after its impromptu unclogging
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