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getting rid of a wasp? 
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Post getting rid of a wasp?
Hello - does anyone have some good ideas how to get rid of a wasp who seems to be living underneath a sleeper that holds my vegie garden. There is a hole and a pile of dirt outside the hole and I see it flying in and out. I know talc fixes bees, so should work for wasps too? I have 2 little kids that play there so it has to go.

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Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:28 pm
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Post Re: getting rid of a wasp?
What type of wasp is it. Is it a dangerous one. I've seen some wasps (not european ones), absolutely slaughter cabbage moths and other nasties that are chewing into my vegies. If it's not a risk to your kids maybe you could leave it there. If your adamant it has to go, try the talc you've got nothing to lose.

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Post Re: getting rid of a wasp?
There is every chance that it is a mud dauber and wont sting anyone, a really good critter to have in your vege patch.

I have paper wasps that pack a ferocious sting that are regular visitors to the vege patch and do a great job on a range of pest insects,I leave them be unless they start nesting close to the house, I have found that they only get aggressive if you get close to their nest.

find out exactly what you have got before you wipe it out, Google or there is a new app on insects available.


Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:48 pm
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Post Re: getting rid of a wasp?
yes, it is a harmless one so it can stay. Although I haven't seen it for the past month.
Thanks for the advice as I thought all wasps were a pest.

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