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.