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#195736 2-May-2016 10:33
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After having significant numbers of wasps around my place for the past few weeks I finally found where the nest was on Friday.

 

Underground behind the neighbours garage.

 

Wasn't expecting much from the KiwiCare No Wasp powder but followed the instructions and applied it on Saturday evening.  Painless process even if it's slightly unnerving to walk that close to an active in ground nest being buzzed constantly.  Puffed the powder in as instructed then left it overnight.  Checked last night and there's nothing at all moving.

 

Highly impressed at just how effective it is.  The hardest part was finding the nest in the first place.





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  #1545227 2-May-2016 10:37
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I paid an exterminator to do pretty much the same thing. That dust stuff is amazing.

 

Also apparently don't rip the nest out - stops a new swarm from building another one.


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  #1545237 2-May-2016 10:41
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Not quite as entertaining as when a mate singed his eyebrows using 'a different method', but that is an excellent tip, thank you.





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  #1545239 2-May-2016 10:47
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Dynamic:

 

Not quite as entertaining as when a mate singed his eyebrows using 'a different method', but that is an excellent tip, thank you.

 

 

Yeah, I wasn't so keen on setting it on fire given it was underground and between a wooden fence and a metal garage on someone elses property.

 

But the dust seems to calm them nicely, though there were more than a few very white wasps flying around just afterwards as they'd been caught in the puffs of powder.





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  #1545266 2-May-2016 11:39
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Yep also exterminated a few nests over the past few weeks. The powder stuff works great.


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  #1545289 2-May-2016 12:13
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Seeing the title, I was hoping for more video destruction and warnings and all wink

 

 

 

 It's good to know what works, as these days all the chemicals seem to be diluted down, and it's hard to find the good stuff that actually works.


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  #1545291 2-May-2016 12:16
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geoffwnz:

 

After having significant numbers of wasps around my place for the past few weeks I finally found where the nest was on Friday.

 

Underground behind the neighbours garage.

 

Wasn't expecting much from the KiwiCare No Wasp powder but followed the instructions and applied it on Saturday evening.  Painless process even if it's slightly unnerving to walk that close to an active in ground nest being buzzed constantly.  Puffed the powder in as instructed then left it overnight.  Checked last night and there's nothing at all moving.

 

Highly impressed at just how effective it is.  The hardest part was finding the nest in the first place.

 

 

 

 

On your neighbours section?  I'd ask them to kill it. 

 

I've got some dopey neighbours ... they have grown sherwood forest in their back yard which seems to attract paper wasps. 

 

 


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  #1545315 2-May-2016 12:33
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If you have no powder and theres only 1 entrance, just pour about a litre of petrol down hole at dusk and plug hole.Theres no need to ignite petrol. Ive kill 3 in the ground nests in the last year. I keep honey bees so wasp are diffinately not wanted.   


 
 
 
 


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  #1545328 2-May-2016 12:51
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If you want to see intersting destruction of wasps, look at this guy on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8RQinSjS6o

 

 

 

 





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  #1545361 2-May-2016 13:11
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geoffwnz:

 

After having significant numbers of wasps around my place for the past few weeks I finally found where the nest was on Friday.

 

Underground behind the neighbours garage.

 

Wasn't expecting much from the KiwiCare No Wasp powder but followed the instructions and applied it on Saturday evening.  Painless process even if it's slightly unnerving to walk that close to an active in ground nest being buzzed constantly.  Puffed the powder in as instructed then left it overnight.  Checked last night and there's nothing at all moving.

 

Highly impressed at just how effective it is.  The hardest part was finding the nest in the first place.

 

 

 On your neighbours section?  I'd ask them to kill it. 

 

I've got some dopey neighbours ... they have grown sherwood forest in their back yard which seems to attract paper wasps. 

 

 

Rental property.  And the wasps were congregating in a totara tree on my place during the day.  Figured for the $15 or so for the powder, it was going to be more effective for me to just do it.





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  #1545380 2-May-2016 13:49
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Yes, I used that powder on a nest that was right outside the bathroom window in my old house and it worked brilliantly. I get a few wasps around my new house too but haven't managed to track where the nest is yet. Like you it's probably on one of my neighbours' properties. Apparently evening, just before sunset, is the best time to track them but I'm often not home in time.


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  #1545388 2-May-2016 14:13
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Lol just wasted too much time cracking up at wasp nest fire youtube fail videos...


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  #1545414 2-May-2016 15:28
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Last nest I found, was underground, opening was only about the size of a dessert bowl, so one night I went down with a large concrete block and covered the entrance. No more wasp nest on our property...cant say the same for next door tho, must be a big one there somewhere judging by the amount of wasps hanging around.





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  #1546301 3-May-2016 21:00
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brake cleaner works really well




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  #1546312 3-May-2016 21:22
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brake cleaner works really well

 

 

I'm not wasting my brake cleaner on wasps.  I need it all for the car.  tongue-out





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  #1546323 3-May-2016 21:26
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brake cleaner works really well

 

So would DDT, but I'm not using either in my back yard.





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