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Subject: Re: nests!! Date: 6/1/2002 2:21 PM
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Wasp nests are easily handled with wasp killer spray.

I agree, and have used them several times. I usually wait until evening, when most wasps are back at the nest and less active. I prefer to wear a long sleeved shirt, buttoning the collar, long pants, and a hat, just in case. The spray will shoot 10 or 20 feet, so you don't need a ladder and can stay at some distance. Give 'em a thorough soaking with the spray. Once the wasps are dead (usually the next day so I've got some daylight again), I knock down their nest.

If you are severly allergic to their stings, I'd consider asking a friend or neighbor to spray them before calling an exterminator. I have no idea what a pro would charge, but I can't imagine that it would be less than the cost of a six-pack - or maybe a good cookout dinner. (or both!)

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