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Something nasty in my garden.........

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.........not flowers by way of a change. Grin
I found this in my lawn, luckily before it was mowed, and before my dog, Tammy, had noticed it. So I photographed it and then gave it a long burst with some nest killer foam. I left it over night until the foam had dispersed and all activity had stopped, then I picked it up and took the last two pictures.
I hope that you find the pictures interesting.

I promise that the next pictures taken in my garden will be a bit more pleasant....... I hope.

Brian

For the benefit of those who may be wondering how to kill wasp nests easily, safely and cheaply, I have added vers.5 just to show the Wasp Nest Killer that I used. It is very effective, and this canister has killed 3 nests in the last two years, and still has some more foam in it for at least another 2 or 3 nests. it originally cost 2.99.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
Lens:6,2-24,8mm (13,8mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:13.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:200, 200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Something nasty in my garden.........
Username:Brilane Brilane
Uploaded:21 Jun 2011 - 3:39 PM
Tags:General, Low light., Wildlife / nature
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gingerdelight
21 Jun 2011 - 3:44 PM

Goodness me! That looks big and nasty - just as well you saw it before Tammy did! Great photos though, so I suppose it had it's uses!
Hope all is well.
Love, Carol xx

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 3:47 PM

Hi Brian, very strange object, do you know what it is?
Well spotted anyway

Regards Phil

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 4:05 PM

Yuk, Brian, a wasps nest! Glad you've exterminated the occupants! Well captured. Carol

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 4:43 PM

My neighbour had a wasps nest in her garden Brian and the Council wanted a couple of hundred quid to get rid of it !!
I bet your foam was cheaper.
A change from some pretty garden flowers here !!
Mick.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1020 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 4:59 PM

Yep, I've dealt with a couple of these. I wonder how it got to your lawn? Not a natural place to build, the wind may have dislodged it from somewhere higher up. They're ugly things but fascinating.
Moira

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franken
franken e2 Member 123127 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 5:19 PM

I bet you're pleased that it's out of the way now!

Ken

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84280 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 5:22 PM

Hubby has just this minute hung up from our pest controller - we found one in our garage! Identical size and shape as yours!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 6:16 PM

The worst kind-- best to burn the entire thing--- carefully
so YOU don't get stung!

a great reminder image-- have some spray handy!

Jennnn

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 10:45 PM

Just seen your V5 Brian,and I do hope it is not damaging to rust !!
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 3:15 PM

Looks potent Brian!


We keep some on hand, but try to use it before the nests get big!

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 - 11:46 PM

I found a nest in my garden, they`ve burrowed into my compost heap, might try the foam, brilliant shots
bunSmile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 8:45 AM

Excellent set of images, nasty things at the best of times.

Hugh

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 9:39 AM

I usually find them in the roof of my shed! One day they will eat the roof off ! Smile It is a shame they sting because the nest is a work of art . Well done for capturing one xx

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 2:56 PM

GrinGrinGrin, You do made me laugh, you were telling a good story, I couldn't wait to find out what it was when I read your writing up.. and finally the revelation...GrinGrinGrin
Beautiful photos though,not as nasty as it was with the petals...
Take care.
Jasmine

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6609 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2011 - 5:35 PM

Yes, I reckon the wind knocked this down. Wasps have their place in nature too, but if they are aggressive, I see this as a necessary solution. My husband is extremely allergic to wasp stings, so we regularly check and exterminate nests. Interesting to see the opened up nest.

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 2:48 AM

Looks like that foam is very effective Brian, don't know if it's available over here but will have a look, what I've been using is an aerosol spray that you have to squirt into the entrance for it to work, not always the easiest thing to do Sad BTW this is the first year I haven't had any........at least, not that I know of Smile Last year there was one in the barbecue when I opened the lid, the hose reel ditto, and in the hedge, it was hard to get at but I got the blighters, the year before they got me when I was trimming the hedge and hadn't noticed the nest!
Rgds., Jim

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 8:13 PM

Being a Gloucester Rugby supporter I'm not a big fan of Wasps.

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
19 Oct 2011 - 9:49 PM

great set, superb find of the wasps nest - we get them in our sheds every summer
Tammy

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