Problem of the Day

Oct
28

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That’s a nest. Wasps? Last night, I killed maybe thirty of them IN MY BEDROOM. Because that is MY BEDROOM WINDOW.


And today I have to kill the nest. Which is right outside my window. And I have to go OUT the window to get to them….. Wish me luck!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on October 28, 2013  

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  1. 10-28
    10:02
    am

    THAT LOOKS LIKE A HORNETS NEST ANYTHING YOU DO WAIT UNTIL IT IS COOL OUTSIDE.

  2. 10-28
    10:15
    am

    Get a can of that long-distance wasp and hornet killer. It shoots a concentrated stream a long, long way. You don’t have to get anywhere near the nest. And it kills instantly. Let us know how it goes!

  3. 10-28
    10:28
    am

    Yes, to what Suzette said about the long distance spray. We have used it many times, it really works right away. It has a loooooong nozzle on the spray can and a powerful spray so you can get close to the nest without getting close to the nest!
    Hey, and be careful out there on the porch roof if you have to go out.
    Good luck!

  4. 10-28
    11:12
    am

    Not a fan of poisons and such as a rule, but in this case, I agree with people who say to get a can of that long distance spray! AND to wait till it’s as cold a day as possible, maybe early in the morning when it’s frosty out these days.

  5. 10-28
    11:35
    am

    Do it at night time while they are all in their nest if not you wont get them all. Good luck those are some nasty bees.

  6. 10-28
    12:50
    pm

    As someone who recently dealt with a yellow jacket infestation, I recommend you block their entrance to your bedroom before you spray outside. They will look for an escape route to get away from the poison and you don’t want that to be into your house.
    We had and exterminator come out after dealing unsuccessfully with the wasps. She used Alpine dust in a little bulb duster.
    Good Luck!

  7. 10-28
    12:50
    pm

    Yes, I agree with what others have said. Be very careful young lady. Probably don’t need to tell you, but long sleeves, gloves, mosquito head net, and, if you need to get out on that roof, tie yourself to the bed. :) Stings would be no fun, but the worst that could happen to you is falling off the roof.

  8. 10-28
    1:54
    pm

    :happyflower:
    Suzanne, there is a spray available that will reach up thet high from the outside and kill them, we have had to use it several times and it works, if you must get to it from the inside, do it in the morning when it is cold. I have to keep an epipen handy, I am very allergic to insect bites and bee stings are VERY bad for me.

  9. 10-28
    1:58
    pm

    :happyflower:
    My neighbor just told me, if you have something long enough to knock that nest down, do it when it is cold before the sun hits it, and as soon as it hits the ground, spray the heck out of it–he didnt say heck, but you know! ;)

  10. 10-28
    3:22
    pm

    Agree with all with one more point – be sure you are UPWIND from the spray! You sure don’t want that stuff blowing back on you!

  11. 10-28
    4:41
    pm

    ummm…yeah, good luck with that :)

  12. 10-28
    7:37
    pm

    In case no one mentioned it above – wait until after dark. They will all be in the nest then, plus less likely to be active.

  13. 10-28
    7:46
    pm

    I do believe that is what we always called a “mud dubber nest”. It is no big deal if it is. If you have a long stick (like a really long broom handle), just knock it down. Sure, you don’t want to stung, but if you are cautious when you know it down, you should be fine.

    On another note, have you ridden your horses lately? Would love to see some horse pictures.

    Thanks.

  14. 10-28
    8:25
    pm

    If I found wasps in my bedroom, I would not use any chemicals. I wouldn’t have to, because I would have moved out and let them have the house ROFL. Good luck, and crossing fingers there are no stings.

  15. 10-28
    11:37
    pm

    Ugh…I will lose sleep over this one. I HHHHHAAAAATE wasps and am allergic to them. That is a weird looking nest. I don’t think I’ve seen one like that before. Yes, get the long-distance spray. I think it squirts like 12-15 feet. I used some today to kill a huge mess of yellowjackets that were on my compost pile eating pear scraps. Soak it and run! (Or jump, LOL.) Even if you don’t get them all, the smell will run the rest of them off. It smells a little like diesel fuel.

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