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European Wasp nest removal?

By Bam Bam - 9 January 2008 32

Hi ho,

Does anyone know if there is a group or organisation (governmental or otherwise) that will remove a rather large European Wasp’s nest currently menacing a friend of mine’s roof awning?

What’s Your opinion?

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32 Responses to
European Wasp nest removal?
Stung 4:28 pm 09 Jan 08

that will just make ’em madder

hingo_VRCalaisV6 4:21 pm 09 Jan 08

High pressure hose nozzle to the nest will do it.

Mr Evil 4:08 pm 09 Jan 08

Yeah, I wouldn’t touch them myself – plenty of idiots have died a horrid death playing with the European Wasp.

Call a Pest Controller, and let them take appropriate action.

Funny thing is, when I was a wee tacker, we knew them as German Wasps. But then maybe NZ hadn’t forgiven the Germans in the 1970s for what they did to the Kiwis on the Western Front in 1916!

Stung 4:06 pm 09 Jan 08

can of deodorant and a lighter, they wont stand a chance

enrique 3:56 pm 09 Jan 08

The first thing I’d ask is how do you know it is a European Wasp nest? Are you certain you haven’t confused it with some other native wasp like the common mud dauber?

If you know it is a European Wasp nest (or you don’t care either way) and you are going to destroy the nest yourself – beware – European Wasp nests have many workers and they ferociously protect the queen. Make sure you cover up from head to toe and try spraying it at night when the weather is cooler and the wasps are less active.

You should still contact the hotline. It is important that they know the details of the nest so they can update their records and manage the problem in the ACT accordingly.

Holden Caulfield 3:47 pm 09 Jan 08

“i knew someone who tried that and promptly set their house alight, via the awnings and insulation. ironically, he worked for the fire brigade.”

I wonder if he followed Thumper’s advice and tried it again?

Skidbladnir 3:46 pm 09 Jan 08

I swea, rone of these days I won’t make a typo.

Skidbladnir 3:45 pm 09 Jan 08

While we’re being wildly impratcial…
Use the Aliens option:
Take off and nuke the site from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.

S4anta 3:43 pm 09 Jan 08

i knew someone who tried that and promptly set their house alight, via the awnings and insulation. ironically, he worked for the fire brigade.

Thumper 3:37 pm 09 Jan 08

Better still, napalm the little bastards with a lit spray can of mortein.

When they come out they get fried.

Disclaimer: This can be rather dangerous so don’t try it unless you have already tried it.

S4anta 3:29 pm 09 Jan 08

Try this for small infestations. As with all exoskeltal creatures, hot water does a good trick. may i suggest you leave your hose in the sun for q few hours then give them a whalloping. This sun trick will also ‘unkink’ and detangle your hose too.

hairy nosed wombat 3:23 pm 09 Jan 08

The ACT government will only remove them if they are on government land,

otherwise you can either, contact a pest controller, or remove it yourself.

If you decide to do it yourself then follow the following instructions.
General stuff on killing wasps or if their nest is below ground

have fun, take care and remember to take lots of pictures and post the better pictures here.

Skidbladnir 3:17 pm 09 Jan 08

If they’re on Govenmentt land, the people to call are the TAMS European Wasp Hotline on 02 6162 1914, but if they’re on private property they’re your responsibility to have them removed\forcibly expired onsite.

I can’t actually recommend anyone to do the killing for you, having only ever gotten rid of pests with the industrial-strength “Apply from a distance and do not ingest” insecticides from Bunnings.

Don’t know about their efficiency in killing Waspy Eurotrash, but everything it comes in contact with seems to die, so it might be your best shot.
Otherwise the Yellowpages or Google are your friend.

Ingeegoodbee 3:11 pm 09 Jan 08

I wouldn’t go near the buggers – seriously. Contact Environment ACT, I suspect that they have a wasp erradication programme and will probably send a couple of chaps in white cover-all’s to nuke the crap out of the nest.

Pandy 3:01 pm 09 Jan 08

Get one of those Mortein 4L spray bottles from Bunnings. Stand back and spray the buggers. They drop off real soon.

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