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How to Remove Wasp Nest?

Removing a wasp nest by your own can be dangerous sometimes. When they feel threatened, they become aggressive. One of the last problems is to find a wasp's nest in or around their property. I have tried a lot of techniques to remove their nest but all in vain. Can anybody suggest me wasp nest removal experts near manchester to get rid of?

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I hear our President has that business as well.
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Actually, it's better to let them alone if you can

It really depends on how close they get to your own space and how close you need to get to theirs. Wasps are predators and, believe it or not, predatory species of all kinds are vital to the survival of other species. Without them, the local ecology suffers. Wasps prey on other insects and their larva. Take them out of the food chain and risk getting overrun with even peskier critters.

Of course spammers are critters that also need to be kept under control and CNET has a few necessary predators to accomplish that. Thank you.

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I wonder how big the nest is. Here's a typical nest.
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I'd not call that "typical" here

Mostly we see Paper wasps but, in the Fall, we get Yellow Jackets. Both types are social wasps which, when agitated, will sting. Paper wasps don't build large structures but generally umbrella or globe shaped small nests. These are the ones I've seen on the under-hangs of homes. Your example looks more like an abandoned building where the colony has run amok. I find Yellow Jackets swarming around recycle bins designed for soda cans and bottles. I've no idea where they nest around here but, supposedly, they go under the ground. We put up hummingbird feeders near the house and, in the later season, the Yellow Jackets appear and avail themselves of the nectar. We often find them dead inside of the feeder as they're small enough to crawl through the feeding ports.

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Yellowjackets BTW are more aggressive

and territorial.

Related: I just recently met someone who has to avoid bees and wasps- allergic. Unusual, because their chemicals are different.

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"It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's

R.Proffitt, Wasp Man!"

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Oh, no!!!

Now that I've clicked I'll probably get more unsolicited messages from The Site Whose Name I Dare Not Type. Not just unsolicited. They say that '4 people have looked at your profile recently.'
I've stopped using their unsubscribe button, since they ignore it. ******** delenda est.

I have no profile with them.

Should have looked first. Sad

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Beekeeper

Call a local beekeeper and ask if they provide that service or know of anyone who does. Possibly call an exterminator as R. Proffitt suggested

I have a wasp nest problem as well, I usually spray the next with wasp spray and wait until they die and knock the nest down.

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depends how big the nest is

I tend to get rid of them. don't like them around the doors and been chased and stung too many times. usually if I find a nest on the house, I will spray the nest with wasp spray, then tear it down.

Last year there was a nest inside the siding by the kitchen window over the sink. decided to spray it real good about 2 in the morning. figure I would kill all the wasps at once. did not know they could squeeze through a crease on the side of the window. an hour later there was over 40 dead wasp in my kitchen sink. don't know how many was killed inside the siding. as far as I know there were not any there this year.

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Maybe worthwhile to consider
Benefits of wasps and how to avoid them

I'm not nuts about the name of the site but I've learned that, while any predator often gets a bad name, we absolutely need to respect and maintain their presence for reasons of good balance. If one can't leave their house for real threat of attack, I'm not going to chastise them for eliminating a wasp nest. If they are too near a door to the outside, that's probably justification but, if you find one somewhere up high and out of the way on your house, it's probably best to let them be. They are likely to be...and very silently...doing you a service.
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Usually, "up high and out of the way"

means they've found the most sheltered and temperature stable spot.

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Good comments from our SE'ers.

Not surprising, since wasps are neither red nor blue. Happy
My knowledge: Some wasps are predators/carnivores and do great service since their prey is usually bugs we don't want.
Others are pollinators/vegetarians. I've heard they're as useful as bees or more so. (Mainly solitaries, they say.)

Experience: I've had paper and mud wasps for years in my storage shed. A local bugman said they learn faces or bodies of the householders and relax around them. Absolutely true! The first time I go in after a new 'family' sets up, I'll see a couple of them turning their heads to watch as I move about. After that they ignore me.
Once I was leaving the shed, just ready to step out the Dutch door, when I saw one headed my way. I backed off, out of courtesy, not fear. The wasp did the same and hovered until I was clear of the entrance.
Their instinctive custom is to build up high and away from the entrance. Pro 30:24-28. (Thats our old Bible. The revised version of v. 28 says "sells insurance".) A child couldn't reach them. Same when they build on a fence. They just want to work in the shade, unmolested.

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Bee and wasp stings can be deadly to some...

...or so I hear. To me, the best way to prevent their attack, is to not agitate them. Apparently they send signals to call out the troops if they feel threatened and it's multiple stings that generally cause anaphylaxis in such folks. You could be right in another post saying that Yellowjackets are most aggressive. They will come up to you and "check you out" but, it's my understanding that they're looking to see if you are edible or not. It's hard not to swat at them but, even if they land on you, it's better to let them finish their inspection and fly away on their own. As for wasp nest spraying, you'd better be accurate in your aim and have a quick place to duck into if you're bent on doing such a thing.

Here's a bonus unsolicited tip. If you see large awkward "bumble bees" they're likely to be "carpenter" bees instead. If you see them checking out wooden siding or structures, that's the biggest clue. If you have woodpeckers rat'a'tat tatting on your house, it's likely that carpenter bees have bored into your home and placed their larvae inside. These bees will also come up to you and check you out but are unlikely to attack. Only the females can sting, however, so the threat to you is far less than is the threat to your wooden dwelling. My guess is that, in NM, you probably use adobe anyway. Happy

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Good info.

Adobe is an interesting topic on its own. Some of it goes back to Tower of Babel. Philip Morrison of SciAm once wrote about that from the engineering view.

As noted, I'll mind my business next to my resident wasps, but I will move away from yellowjackets.

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