Attacked by vicious wasps...

#1
The ex-girlfriend came over to get some soil for her indoor plants so I grabbed a bag of peat and chucked it onto the decking to trowel a bit out. To my surprise a cloud of angry and determined wasps came ripping out of the peat bag to inflict revenge on the destroyer of their habitat.

I gallantly pushed past her and tried to flee through the garden doors into the house - but not before a number had attached themselves to my retreating back and started stinging.

The stings are painful - almost as sore as the wounds my ex-inflicted on me 'in an attempt to beat them off me' with a wooden stake she happened to be holding.

Anyway... the buggers are buzzing around the peat bag and show no sign of calming down.

How I can I get rid of them without the use of petrol, crow scarers or carbon monoxide?

Ta.
 
#2
The ex-girlfriend came over to get some soil for her indoor plants so I grabbed a bag of peat and chucked it onto the decking to trowel a bit out. To my surprise a cloud of angry and determined wasps came ripping out of the peat bag to inflict revenge on the destroyer of their habitat.

I gallantly pushed past her and tried to flee through the garden doors into the house - but not before a number had attached themselves to my retreating back and started stinging.

The stings are painful - almost as sore as the wounds my ex-inflicted on me 'in an attempt to beat them off me' with a wooden stake she happened to be holding.

Anyway... the buggers are buzzing around the peat bag and show no sign of calming down.

How I can I get rid of them without the use of petrol, crow scarers or carbon monoxide?

Ta.
Someone on here posted a while ago about a very cunning plan involving a cut in half lemonade bottle and black treacle. Can't think who it was. Probably Ravers.
 
#4
get a plastic Lemo/coke PET bottle, cut in half invert the top half into the bottom half, fill half full with warm water and sugar leave outside, hey presto wasp killer ;-)
 
#7
get a plastic Lemo/coke PET bottle, cut in half invert the top half into the bottom half, fill half full with warm water and sugar leave outside, hey presto wasp killer ;-)
Good plan for the odd individual wasp- however I've just completely banjoed their living quarters and now they're after revenge not a tasty sugary beverage.
 
#8
I've had the same problem several times, the safest way is if you have a hand pump for blowing up air beds etc.

Get some powder for killing them, put a load in one end of a 10ft length of 22mm plastic overflow pipe, slide it gently into the area, then attach the pump with insulation tape to the pipe, then pump like crazy at the other end, it's outside their "kill" area.
 

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#10
Honey badgers eat wasps and bees nests so that should work.
 
#11
Good plan for the odd individual wasp- however I've just completely banjoed their living quarters and now they're after revenge not a tasty sugary beverage.
You've only yourself to blame then. Yam has got the right idea.

Alternatively, put black treacle on the floor, go to the pub, come back and get a fire extinguisher on them.
 

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#12
Good plan for the odd individual wasp- however I've just completely banjoed their living quarters and now they're after revenge not a tasty sugary beverage.
Any chance of dropping something like a plastic rubbish bin over the top to contain them? You said it was decking, if no gaps, drop bin over top and leave till winter when cold weather will have killed them off.
 
#13
Use a Zippo and a tin of Lynx. It kills the bastards, makes an awesome flame-thrower noise and makes your garden smell ok too (cooked Lynx smells better than raw). Don't do it inside though, I set fire to the curtains in my room once trying to get a moth.
 
#14
A zippo lighter (full)
A jumbo can of the ex-girlfriends hairspray

The best 20 mins you'll have round your ex- girlfriends house....






...unless she still puts out. In which case, you know the rules...pictures (or in your case a 2 minute news video)
 
#17
Tesco's were all out of Honey Badgers...so now what
Try Aldi, they may not be the branded Honey Badgers but they won silver in the Honey Badgers comparison test, apparentley?

I've been on Pimms in the garden all afters ;-)
 
#19
On a serious note. Get a Kerosene fuelled garden weed burner. Great big orange mother that will destroy anything.

I've had several thousand wasps, ants spiders, not to mention 4 churches and a bus shelter which melted like Jarrod's meat whistle in the company of a naked lady.
 

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