We highly recommend Hippo Bags!

With our bathroom now complete, there was quite a lot of rubbish to remove (old broken tiles, concrete, plaster, old toilet, basin, old carpet etc). I filled one of the Midi Hippo Bags with little hassle. They are really great bags, very tough and can be placed anywhere.

They are way better than skips, because skips tend to waste a lot of space, and cost a fortune to hire, and normally before you know, other people have filled your skip with their crap. The best thing is that once they are full, the bag can be locked down, thus preventing others from using it, and when you ready, you just go online and arrange a pickup. It’s really that easy. I’ve used them once before, and can highly recommend the Hippo Bag.

We’re not alone.

Just when I think it’s safe to open the loft door and have a peek in….. I hear a noise…. buzz buzz buzzing all around and it’s close. I got a light and switched it on and to my horror I saw a very large wasps nest in the corner. Nothing like those nests back home in SA that you find in hanging in a tree or in an over hang. This is a full blown nest with thousands of wasps. Luckily I am not allergic to stings… I think!

So I applied some Rentokil Wasp Nest Destroyer Foam (sorry that is a mouthful) from 3m aways. It says on the tin to stand 2m aways and aim it directly at the nest. I wasn’t about to climb into the loft and take my chances from 2m away. Anyway 3m was a perfect distance and I managed to hit the nest full on with ease.

Ah! it also says on the tin only to spray them at night or early morning when they are docile. I did it at lunch time because I figured the nest was in a dark loft so what does it matter?  The wasps weren’t vicious or should I say I didn’t stick around long enough to find out if they were. I quickly closed the loft door and they are up there now dying a quick death (I hope I can sleep tonight with all this guilt – NOT).

Mmm, I did call the number above and they wanted to charge £79 call out fee and all they were going to do was spray the nest with the Rentokil Wasp Nest Destroyer Foam, the very same stuff I bought from B&Q for £13.99 and don’t be fooled by what it says on the tin. You can easily hit a nest from 3m away  (not 2m as it says on the tin), while balancing on a stepladder at the top of a flight of stairs. Don’t be fooled people.