Wasp Removal No Kill Way

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grahamlml
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Wasp Removal No Kill Way

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Come home to find a few wasps buzzing about in shed after a few days break. Did notice the odd wasp over last few weeks when doing my Vespa px at odd times but tonight appeared a few and circling around a lot. I could not see a nest in the usual places I look and remove so reckon could be in stuff on the shelves which is tat only removed during festival time about once a year so most likely behind that lot.
Is there a way of persuading them to go without killing them.
I am sure I put petrol on a tray on floor a few years ago and that shifted them. I have lived with quite a big nest ( small football size) in the shed before with no bother from them being in the corner and keeping my distance and no problem all summer but the ones i encountered this evening seem a lot more aggressive.
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if you can keep out of their way for a while they will abandon the nest in Aug/sept. Until then they are just feeding the grubs & the grubs give them syrup, once the grubs are gone they start to starve, hence the invasion of our drinks & jam! My theory is that if you then leave something sugary at the end of the garden that will stop them needing to come in the house. (havent tested my theory yet!)
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My theory is slightly more vindictive - jammy jars with water in and holes in the lid. I'm live and let live with everything except wasps.
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I used to feel like that Mo, but I've learned more about wasps & they are actually important as pollinaters & pest controllers. Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished!
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kitla wrote: 30 Jun 2021, 22:19 Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished!
Mosquitoes are food for flying insects and birds, while the larvae in water are food for umpteen aquatic species (including dragonfly larvae and fish to name just a couple who benefit)
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Every species is there for a purpose. Wonderful, as long as they keepaway from me. I must say that I have not see any wasps this year, just a garden full of bees.
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lancashire lass wrote: 01 Jul 2021, 16:58
kitla wrote: 30 Jun 2021, 22:19 Mosquitos are another matter, I've not heard anything positive about them yet so they still get squished!
Mosquitoes are food for flying insects and birds, while the larvae in water are food for umpteen aquatic species (including dragonfly larvae and fish to name just a couple who benefit)
I know that really :oops: I'm just in denial to justify having to squish them when they invade my bedroom at night.
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kitla wrote: 02 Jul 2021, 10:27 I'm just in denial to justify having to squish them when they invade my bedroom at night.
ah well, if the stupid mosquito ventures into hostile territory, then squishing in this case is totally acceptable )t'
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Hi Graham - see my recent post here - viewtopic.php?f=101&t=57271

Wasps can be a worry in sheds and garages but if left to their own devices aren't usually a menace. Incorrectly, people think that the numbers of wasps increase in the autumn but the reality is the wasp population is probably at its greatest in July and August but we don't notice them as they are busy out hunting insects to take back to their nests.
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