Oops we have a wasp nest

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My better half found a wasp nest yesterday – it was well developed as it was hidden behind a wall, and our barbecue. Our kids play here a lot so we decided to buy some Permetrin and Pyretrin to get rid of it. This is how it looked:

I waited til the wasps fell to rest and sprayed the entrance, it became quite a chaos and listening to all the wasps in there was kind of frightening but some of them blocked the entrance and they couldn’t get out. I wish they built this in the forest instead, I don’t like to do this but we had to think about our kids’ safety.. Heres the aftermath:

Lots of the larvae were alive and about to hatch so we threw the nest on the fire to get rid of the rest. Icky!


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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

6 thoughts on “Oops we have a wasp nest

  • 26 June 2010 at 22:33
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    Det er godt dere ble kvitt de. Jeg ar overtatt ttp://blopp.no meld gjerne inn din blogg og møt andre bloggere.

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  • 27 June 2010 at 15:46
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    Hmm, I have never given it any thought that wasps would reside in other countries–especially as far north as you-all are. Whoa, that makes me sound really stupid–doesn’t it? Well, I suppose the shoe fits…this time.

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    • 30 June 2010 at 9:23
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      Hi FishHawk its good to see you! I don’t think it makes you sound stupid – its a side effect which is our (Norwegians) fault because we try make people believe that we got polar bears walking about everywhere. 🙂

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  • 28 June 2010 at 3:10
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    These Paper wasps fester by building their nests inside junk rooms. They can be warded off only by smoking fire shown near the nests from a burning oiled waste cloth!

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  • 29 June 2010 at 23:17
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    hey Øyvind,
    That is one big wasp nest!
    I agree with you. It’s not fun to get destroy their nest and kill them, but just like you, when I find wasp nests outside the house, I get rid of them… for the kid’s (and my) safety. I’ve just never seen one quite that big. Steve

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    • 30 June 2010 at 9:18
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      Hi Steve, thanks! I was worried I’d have a swarm of animal protectors yelling at me. I’m allergic to most insect bites so we were worried about our little one. If she got the same allergy as I do I don’t want to risk anything.

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