To help prevent wasps from making nests...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kla37, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To keep wasps from making nests in the coop and run, I take bar soap and rub it all over the ceiling of the coop and run, and on the edges outside where they could build their nests. I also do it to my birdhouses. Never had a problem with wasps. My grandpa did it too, and it's always worked for us. JIC anyone wants to try it! [​IMG]
     
  2. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
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    Cool! Thanks! [​IMG] I have never heard that before.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Good tip. Thanks.
     
  4. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    huh, I think I will try that!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Does it need to be a strong smelling soap like the deodorant types? Yellow Jacks were horrible this year. If I persuaded them to abandon one nest, the immediately started a new one inches away.
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a good idea--never heard of it but will give it a try. I always have some try to build nests under my gas grill. BTW, drumstick diva, true yellow jackets build their nests underground--yellow or white-faced hornets build hanging nests.
     
  7. Tinkspirit70

    Tinkspirit70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with woodmort, The black and white hornets attacked me once...had to go to the hospital since I am allergic, my mom ( while riding a horse, disturbed a yellow jackets nest underground on a trail ride thru the woods...got stung pretty badly....nasty little creatures !
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    thanks Woodmort, I didn't know. I do have some that make the underground nests also but, never noticed if there was a color difference.
     
  9. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put up those cheap imitation paper wasp nests and they stay away. Some people just use paper bags tied up and hang those. They work too.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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