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Old 01 June 2011, 17:02   #11
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Last summer we also had an issue. I don't mind but the kids and washing machine operator
are really scared.

The "nest" was inside the area where the roof meets the wall, impossible to access.
We extended the piping of an old vacuum cleaner, and positioned it close to the inlet to the nest. Had it running daytime during a weekend, blocked "emergency " exits before that

They all got sucked in, hundreds of them in the bag when operation was completed.
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Old 01 June 2011, 17:18   #12
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Dear God, I thought that the notion of me with a pillow case and flaming torch was scary - you guys are a Humane Society nightmare!

"There's smoke, and there's flames, now, and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast... Oh, the humanity..."
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I had a decent size one right above my front door last year.

Put on drysuit, hard hat, mozzy net over the head (the hat keep the mozzy net away from the face) and riggers gloves. Shame I never took a picture...

No idea what would happen so I put a pint of petrol in the wheely bin in case I had to exercise the nuclear option. Manovered the bin under the nest and then sliced it off with a kayak paddle. It fell into the bin and I flipped the lid closed. By morning, all the wasps in the bin were dead. Presume they had been gassed by the petrol fumes.

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Now that is good

Can I just offer one more tip .. a thunderflash lobbed in just to complete the job is in my humble opinion very neccessary lookout for debris over a few hundred yards .. but you have done the right thing
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Dear God, I thought that the notion of me with a pillow case and flaming torch was scary - you guys are a Humane Society nightmare!

"There's smoke, and there's flames, now, and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast... Oh, the humanity..."
Don't try this at home kids!

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