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    These are ideal normally available in the pound shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    These are ideal normally available in the pound shop.
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    I wonder if it would be cheaper to make your own?
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    Although wasps can be a nuisance they also do a lot of good in the garden, and you have to remember that if you kill a wasp a dozen more will come to its funeral (they release a distress hormone which attracts others).

    As already said the sting is alkaline so you need an acid to neutralise it, as in vinegar for Vosp and bicarb for bee.
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    HC45 cream works for me. Yes loads around this year this month and early Sept the worst time.

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    I went into the local pet shop and said, "I'd like to buy a wasp please." He said, "We don't sell wasps." I said, "There's one in your window."

    Thank you, I'm here all week.
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    Quite often see them collecting 'paper' on the fence posts. Never been stung, I just ignore them and they ignore me. At school the economics teacher put one on his finger, opened the window and off it went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    Quite often see them collecting 'paper' on the fence posts. Never been stung, I just ignore them and they ignore me. At school the economics teacher put one on his finger, opened the window and off it went.
    Aye, that one at Drummond Loch was still in the process of building his bike when we rowed off with it. He was making trips back and forth to the fence post, and you could clearly hear him gnawing at the wood.

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    At the place I worked in the 1980s, the toilets had been built as an extension on the end of our building (a glorified barn), with what was probably a corrugated asbestos roof, under which was a space, and under that a plasterboard ceiling. Over the years, there always did seem to be quite a few wasps around any time you were outside at that end of the building. Penny didn't drop until we went in one day to find the plasterboard ceiling had collapsed. The roof had started to leak, and as rain water came in, it failed to drain away on account of the entire ceiling space being occupied by a gigantic wasps' nest. This thing was massive - they had obviously just been adding to it, year on year. It filled the 6 inch gap between roof and ceiling and spread the length of the toilet block, which was about eight to ten feet long. It had been gradually soaking up the rain water until the weight of the whole thing caused the plasterboard to burst. I think the wasps had long since deserted it to its fate. It was quite a sight, though.

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