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Waspinator

We were plagued last year with wasps in putt back garden, so I bought one of these this year. And so far it has lived up to its claims.
No chemicals or glues etc, just fear. Very happy. (£5 at garden centre).
http://waspinator.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKEAjwg7yqBRCu5NmlgMm6i08SJADDEudZ2Yeghw-Q2HC80FsBE8LGjKNgeJ_A6_6ZT...
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What wasps - it is far too early for them
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Hmm, I killed one or two last month already!  Shocked
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Last month with the warm weather the bees and wasps were out.
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Quote from: doris
We were plagued last year with wasps in putt back garden, so I bought one of these this year. And so far it has lived up to its claims.
No chemicals or glues etc, just fear. Very happy. (£5 at garden centre).
http://waspinator.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKEAjwg7yqBRCu5NmlgMm6i08SJADDEudZ2Yeghw-Q2HC80FsBE8LGjKNgeJ_A6_6ZT...
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We purchased one of these last year as a pine tree near our back door attracted lots of wasps, unfortunately it had no effect, however we managed to kill a fair number using home made wasp traps, ie: empty plastic bottle with the neck removed and then inverted.
Plenty of youtube video's for anyone interested in this type of thing.
Had they not been near our back door I would have left them alone as they do some good in the garden but they have a nasty sting
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Those hanging things are useful inside of sheds, garages and attics where wasps like to get in, they only nest where they don't see something that looks like another nest, even if it's a dead one from years ago, not very bright creatures... Grin
As for the bottle traps, using a bit of cheap wine and some washing up liquid in the bottom, they make great traps for ridding whole nests of the things when they're located in problem areas... Smiley
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"As for the bottle traps, using a bit of cheap wine and some washing up liquid in the bottom, they make great traps for ridding whole nests of the things..."
Seems like a fairy (very) good way of cleaning them out.  Wink
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I'm sure some will be mild green with jealousy at that pun... Roll eyes
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I'm sure some will be mild green with jealousy at that pun... Roll eyes

And some will get a buzz out of it...
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Large wasps early in the year are probably queens looking for a site to locate a nest. Up to September wasps are primarily hunting for insect prey, as they feed their grubs in the nest they are rewarded by the grub with a sweet exudate. Toward the end of the season when their breeding activity slow down there are fewer wasp grubs so the adult wasps look for sweetness elsewhere.
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