WASP nests in the run area

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SteveP612, May 24, 2010.

  1. SteveP612

    SteveP612 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2009
    Coleman Michigan
    OK today I got home from work and went out to feed and water my chickens. Their run has a roof over part of it so that they can get out of the sun. I found two paper wasp nest that werent there yesterday. As of right now they are about the size of a baseball. I am deathly allergic to their sting so my question is can I spray the nests tonight with WASP/Hornet spray or will it be bad for my chickens. The one nest is right above where I have their waterer hanging so I need to get rid of this one for sure. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    I would spray it before it gets to big. I was cutting the lawn when I came across a bald face hornet nest that was built in my kids playhouse.Cool nest,painful stings,bad location.I had it sprayed with some biferin type chemical,and the next day(ok I waited a few) I cleaned it up. The foam stuff is messy and will get all over the run,but if that is all you have I would use it.Clean up or water the area where the foam falls.

    I have bumble bees in the crawl space this year.I like bees and will try to wait till winter to remove their nest.Your nest I would get rid of now.Wasps are far more aggresive than my bumbles.

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