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How big is your nest

Brodster Aug 8, 2013

  1. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    As the title suggests how big is your wasps nest. Went up the attic yesterday only to be attacked by a swarm of wasps (b******s) who were actually trying to attack the lights. So I let them calm down and went back up about 20 mins later to see if I could find the nest....took me a while as my loft is massive and there she was tucked away in one of the corners..........massive mother of a nest......a good 3-4 feet in length....A quick phone call later to the EH folk and hopefully today it shall be removed. I will get pictures as I literally froze on the spot when I saw how big it was and it must of been there for some time and I've been up there alot as I have a Scalextric track up there..........OOooOO!!!!!
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  2. turbonutz

    turbonutz Active Member

    i would have ran away screaming! ha hate the ****ers
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  3. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

    I have to carry an epipen, allergic to the stings of the little f**kers.

    We had the council come round and destroy a nest last year, he said when he starts they may get a bit aggressive, I told him to come and let me know when he was done.

    I parked down the road and sat in the car :laugh:
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  4. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

    Dude, that's a massive nest! We definitely need some pics. We had an old one up in our loft when we first moved in, but it was about the size of a gold ball :)
  5. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

    i was in london at the weekend and got stung for the first time in my life in the armpit.
    Sly southern stinging cnt
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  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    I've never seen a nest, but there was one in the roof part of my house extension, we could see the wasps flying in and out between the wall and the roof skirt part. Local Council sprays this powdery stuff in it, it's been done twice in the last 5 years or so.

    But talking back about lofts, I had to climb up mine to get something once, and a queen bee of some sort, it was huge!, flew toward the light after I flicked it on! Jumped down and closed the hatch as fast as I could! Called in the exterminators again, and couldn't find a thing in the loft!

    Still feel the chills thinking about it!
  7. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

    Jeez, 4ft is mahoosive!

    Two cans of RAID, tops taped over to activate, lobbed into the loft from the safety of the steps, close hatch.. Jobs a good un. ;)
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  8. Graham89

    Graham89 Derv Perv

    I was on a plumbing job having to remove the F&E cistern and stumbled across a mahoosive nest. There was roughly 10-15 wasps all at once around me but going for the lead light I was using.
    I ran across the rafters and literally jumped out the loft like a girl. Unplugged the light and put the hatch back. I dare say the light is still up there to this day. Hate the *******s!
  9. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

    still awaiting these pics of amy winehouses heed! mark! :)
  10. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    The guy hasn't been round yet mate and I aint going up there. I switch on the lights just to wind them up as they seem to swarm around them. Dont worry mate your pics are coming.

    Its the only thing I run away from nowadays is wasps.......fookin hate them but if you think theyre nasty then check this bad boy out.


    This is the Japanese Giant Hornet and apparently they are creeping across the globe. These things eat wasps and bees for brekkie.....OOooOO. 1 of these beauties can destroy 40 bees in an hour. A small gang can lay waste to an entire bee colony leaving thousands dead.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2013
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  11. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Audi nutter Gold Supporter Team Silver Audi S3 quattro

    I was working in a loft at work and my mate said look to your left, as I turned this huge wasp nest was inches from my face, needless to say I made a sharp exit lol.
  12. Innocence80

    Innocence80 Member

    I can't stand wasps, they stick you for fun, unlike bees who are all fuzzy and warm until you p*ss them off! lol
  13. Geeba

    Geeba New Member

    Yep! I've done that before... did it in my mums loft when she had a wasp nest... ;)
  14. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Well-Known Member

    not exactly wasps but this was a evil bee.

    about 2 weeks ago, I was in the kitchen on a saturday making a fry up. i had the door open while I was doing it. Next thing I hear is a loud humming sound getting louders and louder!. Turned and saw this massive heffalump of a bee, grabbed a newspaper ad went to war(shouting sparta)

    It got a few hits and decided it wanted no more and flew out the door.

    Sunday -

    had the door open and the same Bee came through the door! I knew it was the same one as it wasnt flying straight, still a bit effed up from the beating it got the day before! I didnt have nothing to hit it with so I jumped behind the door and waited for it to go which it did.

    Monday Morning -

    Wake up, had a shower, then started brushing my teeth. Once I done that I turned around to get my stuf ready for work and what do I see!!!

    On the floor crawling towards to is the same bee!

    it flew at me,I fell into the bath, grabbing a towel trying to hit the bloody thing!

    in the end, it went to the window so I opened it.

    Never see it since but im sure its out there plotting its revenge!
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  15. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Right then and here it is.............after waiting 2.5 hours after the boy had poisoned the entrance to the nest I went up to have a wee look. There is another part of the nest thro the cavity part of the wall so its kinda feckin huge!!!!

    I might hoover up all the dead wasps and see how many there are dead in the loft.........as there will be quite alot including the queen within that nest.

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  16. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

    Nice one mark!

    that is quite a beauty!

    take it out and break it open and you will find hundreds of wasp grubs in the honeycombs!

    like really fat fury maggots! A brilliant fishing bait when alive!
  17. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    I aint touching that mate........your lucky you got a photo. And I know they're all dead inside but nah........not for me. Your more than welcome to try it out yourself though and take all the bait:o.k:
  18. ROBA3T

    ROBA3T New Member

    I'd be having nightmares if I had a nest like that I have never been stung by a bee or wasp Proberly why I run away from em
    Will the nest get removed or do they leave it there?

    Go buy 10gallon of expanding foam get those holes filled on the house
  19. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

    That IS impressive! They're frightening to see when the occupants are buzzing around them, and a marvel to look at when they're made safe. It's incredible to think Wasps can do that... just like soft brown paper tissue.

    I remember as a kid, me and 5 or 6 mates finding a small field of mown grass! we decided to kick it around a little... well you should have seen us charging around the field & up the road with a cloud of angry wasps chasing us after someone kicked the lid off one, we were screaming blue murder! every one of us got stung at least once that day.

    go give it a jab with a finger to make sure they're all dead... I dare ya. :eyebrows:

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  20. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    The nest isn't removed as its full of poison so next year when they return hopefully as the nest is dead it will deter them and if one should enter then he's dead too. There are actually 2 nests in that picture.....dunno why maybe the larger of the 2 was overcrowded and queenie told them to do one and go find another nest.
  21. Andy Crooks

    Andy Crooks Well-Known Member

    Probably wanted an extension on the side of the house as an extra pantry cupboard

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