1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Wasps In Walls?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Jamie D, 30 Apr 2020.

  1. Agile

    Agile

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    63,579
    Thanks Received:
    4,517
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I did not know that wasps can read messages!

    If they cannot, or do not, and do not obey you then there is another possibility!

    Get a vacuum cleaner with a pipe and try to make the pipe longer, perhaps with plumbing waste pipe. Then use it at dusk when they return from their day's foraging and hold the open end against their entry point. They will be sucked into the bag on the machine where they will die!
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Burnerman

    Burnerman

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    21,085
    Thanks Received:
    4,079
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Northern wasps are particularly literate, Tony.....and so long as the paper plug doesn’t originate from the Daily Express or Daily Mail all will be well :whistle:
    John :)
     
  4. JBR

    JBR

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    8,830
    Thanks Received:
    385
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I agree.
    Mason bees don't sting, and even if they did (for example, if being squeezed), their stings are too small to penetrate human skin.
    So please leave them alone. They are harmless and, moreover, beneficial.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Agile

    Agile

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    63,579
    Thanks Received:
    4,517
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Well I agree, but my fussy neighbour complained about mine and she would next complain about me to the Council !Soi I sucked them up and plugged the gap with mortar.

    My bee keeping friend calls them "Brick Bees" which I presume are the same thing !
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. lostinthelight

    lostinthelight

    Joined:
    11 Feb 2016
    Messages:
    2,064
    Thanks Received:
    382
    Location:
    monmouthshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  8. sodthisforfun

    sodthisforfun

    Joined:
    17 Mar 2018
    Messages:
    4,791
    Thanks Received:
    396
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'd have let her complain... I doubt very much the council would've made you kill the bees, just encourage you to plug the mortar for the next year..
     
  9. JBR

    JBR

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    8,830
    Thanks Received:
    385
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'd also ignore the neighbours. If they don't like it, let them complain to the council who would also ignore them!
     
  10. JBR

    JBR

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    8,830
    Thanks Received:
    385
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I made one of those last Spring. Easy to do. I just cut up garden canes into lengths and stacked them all in a wooden box.
    There was no apparent interest last year, but just today I watched a couple of mason bees go into two of the canes. There are probably more as well, hopefully.
    I'm glad my efforts were worth it.
     
Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page