Keeping out Wasps

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicken03, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has gotten pretty warm this week and wasps are trying to bulid nests in my coop. There has been 3 in the coop at one time and I'm trying to stop them before they make a nest. Any ideas on how to keep them out? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Eric in NC

    Eric in NC Out Of The Brooder

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    Put window screen on all openings is the only way - they may still find a way in though (just like you get one in the house every now and then - or at least I do).
     
  3. Puck-Puck

    Puck-Puck Chillin' With My Peeps

    One method a lot of people use is to blow up the biggest paper bag you can find, close the neck, and tie it to the eave. The wasps think it's the biggest wasp nest they've ever seen, with presumably the biggest, meanest wasps they don't want to tangle with, and head elsewhere. I haven't had a wasp problem to try this myself, but other people swear by it.
     

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