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Holy crap! I'm in the middle of decorating the house and we've got these cast iron air vents that have been painted up for years... took it off and there's the mother of all wasp nests. Hundreds of them swarming for me.

Needsless to say I took it like a man and ran for my life and taped the door up.

Pest control are on their way - but what do I do if they get out?
 

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Jeez if that was me Id burn the house down.... my son is hyper allergic to them, we have to carry an epi pen (adrenaline injection) as another sting could kill him (he was in hospital for 4 days last time)
 

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This happened in our loft.. you normally can call out the people from the council and they take care of it for £50+ depending on how big the job is... they normally spray poison and they die instantly.. so maybe worth giving them a call or even some independents in the yellow pages..

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I hate the blighters!

I had a wasp nest under the eves a few years back and that was bad enough. Got council pest control out and they sorted it. 50 quid well spent!
 

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WD40+Lighter=flame thrower=dead wasp nest!.......... Open the door up a fraction and empty a can of Raid in there wait 5mins then go in Flame Trooper style!!!
 

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Get yourself a pair of thick overalls (with a hood), goggles, gloves and a dust mask. Put a wheelbarrow as close as you can to it and put a good bit of petrol in it. Get a shovel and go gung ho! Scoop the nest into the barrow and set it alight, then go to work on the rest with raid. It will take you 5 mins tops and you can be back indoors with the tape out.

Good luck!
 

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That aside, they are an amazing insect though. at the begining of summer you often see one of those huge wasps that sound like a bumble bee flying around, thats actually a queen wasp looking for a nest, the only surviving wasp over winter and will produce on average 10,000 wasps to make up a nest! Good thing is they never return to the same nest.
 

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Good thing is they never return to the same nest.
Well they did in my house!!! Since we moved in about 5 years ago, there are loads of wasps looking for placing to live around the roof because we had to remove a massive nest when we moved in!

Also, I'm not sure all these suggestions about flame throwers and burning them etc is such a good idea. You will most likely just burn the house down!
 

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Got shut of the scary mofos! some dude did an emergency call out for the princely sum of £40 and sent them straight to hell! Evil bloody things.

I took the vent off and it just looked like it had been filled with expanding foam, took a minute to register and then I saw the blighters crawling on it and then they swarmed out in a cloud... I was doorbound like a shot, don't think I've ever moved so fast! It was amazing when the guy showed it to me, it was the size of a big shoebox and he reckoned there could have been anything like 7-800 of them knocking about. Luckily I didn't take the door off for some reason as I had done first with the 3 other rooms I've done so far otherwise I'd have been posting from some Motel Alan Partridge style.
 

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Good thing is they never return to the same nest.
Well they did in my house!!! Since we moved in about 5 years ago, there are loads of wasps looking for placing to live around the roof because we had to remove a massive nest when we moved in!

Also, I'm not sure all these suggestions about flame throwers and burning them etc is such a good idea. You will most likely just burn the house down!
They will never use an old nest, but there are lots of places in a house for new nest though.
 

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That aside, they are an amazing insect though. at the begining of summer you often see one of those huge wasps that sound like a bumble bee flying around, thats actually a queen wasp looking for a nest, the only surviving wasp over winter and will produce on average 10,000 wasps to make up a nest! Good thing is they never return to the same nest.
Attenborough stuff aside, they are still pointless pests and I would rather see them all dead.
 

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That aside, they are an amazing insect though. at the begining of summer you often see one of those huge wasps that sound like a bumble bee flying around, thats actually a queen wasp looking for a nest, the only surviving wasp over winter and will produce on average 10,000 wasps to make up a nest! Good thing is they never return to the same nest.
Attenborough stuff aside, they are still pointless pests and I would rather see them all dead.
Very untrue, they should be respected as they do nature a good service by keeping insects down to a minumin which prevents damage to crops and the like, they are there for a reason. Having said that i do hate them, have been stung a few times for no reason.
 

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Aaarrrghhhh!!! I hate the bl**dy things!

That was a good one about if you can just get a slight gap and fire some raid or something into the room and leave for a bit. Or wait for the pest control people, tell them where it is, then hide somewhere safe til its all over.

With regards to them getting out, if its only under the door (you could roll a towel up to block it) not many can get out at once, not like a swarm of them, so just stand by with a fly swatter and nail em as they crawl out.

I would personally nuke the site from orbit - its the only way to be sure! [;)]
 

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I hate the things, only been stung once and that was at alton towers, already had an argument with the Mrs, that was the end to a perfect day [:mad:]

I run scared when I come anywhere near them,
 
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