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

By Brilane
.........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.


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.

Tags: General Low light Wildlife and nature

Voters: gingerdelight, panda, CarolG and 19 more

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gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 3:44PM
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 14 5 1 England
21 Jun 2011 3:47PM
Hi Brian, very strange object, do you know what it is?
Well spotted anyway

Regards Phil
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jun 2011 4:05PM
Yuk, Brian, a wasps nest! Glad you've exterminated the occupants! Well captured. Carol
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 4:43PM
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 !!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 4:59PM
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.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 5:19PM
I bet you're pleased that it's out of the way now!

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
21 Jun 2011 5:22PM
Hubby has just this minute hung up from our pest controller - we found one in our garage! Identical size and shape as yours!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Jun 2011 6:16PM
The worst kind-- best to burn the entire thing--- carefully
so YOU don't get stung!

a great reminder image-- have some spray handy!

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 10:45PM
Just seen your V5 Brian,and I do hope it is not damaging to rust !!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jun 2011 3:15PM
Looks potent Brian!

We keep some on hand, but try to use it before the nests get big!
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2011 11:46PM
I found a nest in my garden, they`ve burrowed into my compost heap, might try the foam, brilliant shots
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2011 8:45AM
Excellent set of images, nasty things at the best of times.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
24 Jun 2011 9:39AM
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
xwang 9 56 8
24 Jun 2011 2:56PM
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.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
24 Jun 2011 5:35PM
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.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
6 Jul 2011 2:48AM
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 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
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jul 2011 8:13PM
Being a Gloucester Rugby supporter I'm not a big fan of Wasps.
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
19 Oct 2011 9:49PM
great set, superb find of the wasps nest - we get them in our sheds every summer

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