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    Default European Wasp Nest Found and Eradicated!!!

    Some of you may recall my thread about european wasps that were making their way onto our back deck and going for Inca's food.

    Some of you offered advice, so thanks to all, particularly Hy.

    Husband located the nest in an extremely nasty way - by accident - and it was a huge underground nest! They attacked him ferociously, and of course unlike other bees and wasps, the european can sting repeatedly, so he was running around the yard in a bit of a mess. Blow torch helped to get them off him! Lol.

    The nest has been totally destroyed, and a massive amount of them killed. Haven't seen one for 24 hours now, so hopefully we got them all. I will be ringing the local council today though, as I have heard that councils like to be informed of the whereabouts of european wasp colonies.

    Nasty critters!!!

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    ohh, is your hubby ok?

    I had a few around the last 2 years, nothing this year!! I live near a creek and have rung council heaps of times about them, looks like they finally got the nest!

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    DoG is your husband ok???

    Glad you found it and destroyed it, but what an unpleasant way to do it!

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    No, he's fine. We were just glad it wasn't Brock or Inca who stumbled on the nest. That would have been a different story! He sprayed the first day, then he smoked the ground, then he did his petrol pouring trick again and burnt that section of garden down. Then in the end he was running around with a deodorant can and my lighter! He's never done that before so thought he'd try it out. Glad he hasn't got a moustache or beard or anything. I'm sorry, shouldn't laugh but it WAS funny watching him 'in action.' The boys reckon he was squelling like a girl. Of course they sheepishly shut up with that comment when I raised my eyebrow at them.

    Have been out in the back today, and so far not a one of them. Not one came onto the deck while Inca was having breakfast, so fingers crossed we got them all.

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    They are nasty buggas!!! I am glad hubby is ok, because they are aggressive and their sting hurts like hell!

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    Yeah, they just kept coming at him. He was more concerned screaming to get Brock and Inca inside the house. (Brock is allergic.)

    TBH I think their attacking really crapped him off - he was so mad. He was out there for days muttering to himself whilst trying to destroy the nest, and the language wasn't good, which is saying something as it was coming from a man who rarely EVER swears.

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    omg, sounds like a scene from horror movie, Im glad your husband is ok he deserves a round of appaulse! Job well done.


    Ive never been stung by a bee or anything so Im pretty freaked out by bees and wasps.

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    I have to admit to having a bit of a giggle about what you've described... I didn't know wasps nested underground? My biggest worry atm is the ants, but thanks to ant sand and some trap things that you put over the nest entries they seem to be dying off.

    I'm glad your hubby didn't get stung and that he was able to get rid of the nest too! I hope the grass grows back soon!

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    I remember as a kid...I had been sleeping on grass and picked up my sweater. In the sleeve was a wasp...in the time of me squeezing it and let go...it managed to sting me 3 times...little bastard!!! It bloody hurt and my hand swelled up...looking like a blown up surgical glove!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I have to admit to having a bit of a giggle about what you've described... I didn't know wasps nested underground? My biggest worry atm is the ants, but thanks to ant sand and some trap things that you put over the nest entries they seem to be dying off.

    I'm glad your hubby didn't get stung and that he was able to get rid of the nest too! I hope the grass grows back soon!
    He DID get stung, Angela. Over and over. They sting repeatedly, the Europeans Wasps, unlike other wasps and bees. Apparently they like to make their nests underground, hidden, not hanging in trees or under eaves etc like other wasps. Mongrel things they are. They are highly attracted to meat, hence them coming down onto the deck at Inca's feedtimes.

    She's just finished her lunch, and once again, not one EW was in sight, so looking good.

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