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I have been keeping an eye on the wasps nest next to the lounge window, it's less that a foot away, but they don;t seems to want to come inside, but I didn't see a single was today so thought maybe they had died or left, so I tapped gently on it from inside the window and at first nothing happened then two wandered out stretched the stiped pointy end up and squirted a clear liquid, quite a bit too, I left them and they went back in, so a few minutes later I did it again and 3 came out and squirted.


Never seen that before, I imagine it's a defence mechanism, I wouldn't want to get whatever it is on me though.
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You are in a weird mood today, you off your meds again old chap?
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Narrrr, just some bad experiences with wasps and hornets so don't want to give em another chance.

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They used to scare me terribly, but nowadays I don't bother so long as they are not in my face, big black spiders on the other hand ake me need a change of nappy to that end I have bought some spider spray.
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Some wasps even get into bees nests and eat their grubs and we do need all the bees we can save.

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The squirty stuff that they emit when their nest is disturbed is a pheromone - an aerial hormone that deters other insects, big time.

The increasing number emitting it is a measure of how concerned they are - your tapping, even through glass disturbs the nest and resembles an attack on the entirety.

Wasps can also extrude their sting while flying, so can sting without even landing,unlike bees. I was stung about a dozen times this morning when I went to remove the pool vacuum cleaner and overlooked a 10cm diameter nest under the edge, the wasps obviously considered me a threat as they attacked in force but only gave me a partial dose, not the full dose, thankfully.

That nest is no longer there as it could constitute a danger to pool users. They therefore cannot return to it so will find another nest and try to gain entry…..

Clever little burgers aren’t they ?
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This nest is in a new birdbox we put up earlier this year, opportunistic little buggers too.

The bottom of the box is leaking quite a lot, a dark brown liquid, no idea what that is and all around the faces of the box there are small black speck no clue to those either.
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A quick squirt of 'PolyFoam' into the hole will solve the problem Kev or they will keep coming back to haunt you.

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Apart from spiders n lions etc, I wouldn't harm anything, cept maybe flys n bluebottles.
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