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05/03/2010 at 19:25
wasps i wouldnt go on my plot for a year only insect im scared of,wonder if you can help me with my situation new plot this year getting turned over tomorrow but the houses at the bottom of my plot have higher soil 4foot to be precise and ive noticed 5 holes the foxe dens im a animal lover so dont want to scare them off and allotment rules state not to purposely do anything to cause them nusance or harm ,i want chickens how can i protect them
07/03/2010 at 22:32
Michael, they don't call foxes wiley for nothing. If you love animals then I think you will end up heart-broken because sooner or later the foxes will get to your beloved chickens. It's bad enough when the foxes are at the end of your garden - on an allotment you have fewer chances of protecting them. Sorry to sound negative but I've heard so many tales from upset chicken keepers... Anyone out there successfully keeping chickens on an allotment?
09/03/2010 at 10:44
how do i get rid of a wasps nest humanely?
09/03/2010 at 10:47
Yes your right bees can hear you, my advise to you is watch the Bee Movie. You might make a knew little friend.
09/03/2010 at 10:48
Just tell them to Buzz Off!!!!!
09/03/2010 at 14:38
Haha.. I had to laugh so hard at the last comment! Anyways, great programme an greetings from Amsterdam!
11/03/2010 at 19:25
What a great laugh! What l noticed last year on my bay tree were yellow bits on the leaves but l noticed a lot of wasps nibbling at them, l cut them off recently, thats the leaves ha ha, but l'm going to whatch this year to see if they manage to get at the little grubs, thats the wasps ha ha.
14/03/2010 at 08:53
I have had gardens with wasps nests over the years and I echo the advice to leave them alone and live with them. I tend to think the problem with wasps is the psychological effect of the buzzing - the human brain interprets it as a threat! The only time to be extra careful is towards the end of the summer when they start to die off. Just give them their space. You know they're good for your garden.
12/07/2010 at 15:20
I have a wasps nest in my shed, in a box I think because I see them coming in and out of it. I want to clean out my shed at some point and wondered if they leave once the wasps have all hatched? and what time of year this would be?
15/08/2010 at 21:43
Do wasps invade/takeover bees nests. I had bees going in and out of a spot low down behind a pot/shrub and after a couple of days, no bees just wasps going in and out. Have the wasps seen off the bees?
13/09/2010 at 21:30
I am 'the guardian' of a wasps' nest positioned in the air vent to my bedroom. When I discovered the nest in April, I decided to leave well alone. Wasps fan their wings to keep the nest cool and especially, the queen. The noise they emit is a deep purring sound. The buzzing sound can be threatening and I won't be sorry when they have all flown away.
06/06/2011 at 21:54
i have a wasps nest currently being built in my allotment shed. didn't have heart to remove it as its such a beautiful structure. trying to move tools to green house under cover of dusk. only previous experience of wasps nest was in the garden and they were very aggressive so we did get rid... not my favourite course of action tho'. let u know how we get on!
27/06/2011 at 14:25
I have a wasps nest in the apex of my roof the entrance is outside the house but I can see a football sized nest in between the beams close to the outside. Not sure about pest control as do not want a loft full of dead wasps to deal with and I am hoping they will just go away. My only concern is for when it gets hot and they are after food and drinks and I have heard if you kill one in the flight path they let off pheromones and the other wasps will attack. My concern is for my two children aged 7 and 5. HELP
22/07/2011 at 22:12
im quite wary of wasps, But i think I might go in a state of panic if i found someone trying to reason with them :o/
28/07/2011 at 11:54
Hello, We have a wasp's nest under the eaves. They enter through an air-brick. I can hear loads of them in the cavity above the ceiling. They are out of the way, and there are no kids to look out for. I have been stung once - because I was painting the eaves & I got too close. My inclination is to leave them alone, but my problem is, are they doing any damage to the house? If they are not, then they can carry on. Can anyone tell me whether they are benign or malign, only as concerns the fabric of the house? Thank you.
28/11/2011 at 18:40
There was a wasps nest in my garden the year before last and although there were lots of wasps about when I was gardening nearby, they never bothered me. I was only stung once and that was because I did not spot one who was on the hose when I gripped it. Live and let live I say.
05/02/2014 at 08:39

I suspect an add here. 

We don't all want to kill things Jenee, wasps are good pollinators.

Has anyone found an anti-advertiser spray?

05/02/2014 at 09:58
Just to let others know that the potential advert post has been removed which now makes the above post appear nonsensical.
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