Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Problem and the Solution

A couple of days ago I had noticed the odd wasp hanging around an air brick at the front of the property. Yesterday morning I could see a constant stream of the villains going in an out so there was obviously an active nest somewhere behind the brick.



As their activity was near the front door and any visitors had to pass within inches of the activity it was time to have it dealt with. A search on the net for a company brought up the web pages for EMS Pest Control.


Phoned about 8.30 a.m and Frank arrived soon after 12.30 p.m. to carry out the dastardly deed:



I watched from the safety of my bay window as there was soon a gathering of angry wasps returning and finding a strange substance on their route in.


Eventually the activity died down as more returning wasps carried the powder in to the nest. While we waited I had a very pleasant chat with Frank who told me that problem nest activity was starting later than usual this year.

We waited for some time watching to make sure there were no wasps exiting the nest as that would show that those entering had been killed. I will get that brick blocked in as it serves no purpose. It was part of the under floor draught system for an open fireplace but was sealed off indoors years ago when I changed from coal to a gas fire. The room floor is solid concrete so it serves no ventilation purpose.


  1. That was quick. You will have to rely on the ladybirds to control the greenfly now.

    1. Adrian - obviously not very busy yet. Ladybirds and hoverfies.

  2. glad you were able to take care of them before you or penny or anyone else got stung.

    1. TWG. I'm always afraid of Penny trying to take on off her fur and getting stung in her mouth.


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