Originally Posted by Ambersky
If the wasps and the nest have been there in all probability all summer long without you even being aware of them and they are dieing off now why bother doing anything about them?
Why buy poison or hire someone when they are already dieing, if you read the thread others who seem to be experts say they wont build in the same nest again and you cant stop them setting up somewhere else.
I have had wasps nests in different places in my attic for several years. In the winter they die off. This year I was able to watch them come and go about their business entering and exiting through a little hole near my home office window. They did not swarm in autumn as I had been warned nor was I plagued with them any more than usual in my back garden, no one complained, nobody noticed really and everything has to live somewhere.
The nests have always been near the edge of my attic and I am still able to get the few things I occasionally need to in and out of the attic.
Well one good reason is that they can eat through brick, wood, chipboard, plaster, and lots of other materials. They can and will find their way through anything.
I currently have a bunch of the feckers living in the walls under the windowsill of my bedroom. I've also been waiting and watching all summer to see if they would just go away or die.
However now they have found a way through the wall and into my room. There are wasps making their way into my room at all times, day and night now. Sometimes several at a time.
This is exactly the scenario I wished to avoid in the first place. I pulled the couch away from the wall and low and behold they had eaten away a spot where the radiator pipes come through the floor (solid wooden board).
The main reason to kill a wasps nest near your home is because they are dangerous and unpredictable. Just because you are happy to live along side them does not mean they are happy to live alongside you.
I will be calling a professional with strong chemicals in the next few days and patching up their entrance to my home. And that hopefully will be that