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AIBU to be a bit scared of what I've just seen in my shed

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TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 03-May-16 19:29:42

Pictured here. I think I've seen these before but not so many or so big. I thought they were just some feature in the wood of a cheap shed confused but now I realise something or somethings have actually (gulp) built them. It looks like something(s) is living in them. I saw something winged on one of them shock then I ran away.

NuzzleandScratch Tue 03-May-16 19:30:47

Wasps' nests I think.

TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 03-May-16 19:31:46


Dfg15 Tue 03-May-16 19:31:49

They look like wasps nests

GinAndSonic Tue 03-May-16 19:32:44

Definitely wasps nests.

Hawkmoth Tue 03-May-16 19:33:23

Look like potter wasps. Small colonies and not aggressive. I'm a bit jealous.

ijustwannadance Tue 03-May-16 19:33:25

You could always burn the shed down.

Eglantyne Tue 03-May-16 19:34:46

Definitely wasps nests. You need someone like my FIL - he just pulled mine down with his bare hands and threw them in the bin! (I hid). (As did DH!)

MaureenMLove Tue 03-May-16 19:37:06

Ive got several in my shed. All of them old and not used anymore. I was just careful not to make the shed vibrate too much when getting things out, when they were 'live'. Never had a problem with them. I think they're rather beautiful and reminds me of how amazing nature is. smile

FirstWeTakeManhattan Tue 03-May-16 19:37:07

I thought you were going to say a spider <puts down petrol, lighter and grenade launcher>.

DeadGood Tue 03-May-16 19:37:32

They are quite cool!

Junosmum Tue 03-May-16 19:38:30

Wasps nests- scarves, sunglasses, oven mitts and carrier bags are the way I get rid of them!

Sunnybitch Tue 03-May-16 19:38:52

grin firstwe

dementedma Tue 03-May-16 19:41:22

Agree wasps nests or bykes as we call them here.
If you can get someone to get rid of the inhabitants, the nests themselves are beautiful intricate things and worth keeping. Dcs will get brownie points at show and tell...

Princesspeach1980 Tue 03-May-16 19:46:20

We had a wasps nest like this in our play house. DH wrapped himself up in all the clothing he owns, and pulled it down himself. Ours was only tiny, only about 4 wasps flew out. We cut it open and it was full of little larvae inside.

acasualobserver Tue 03-May-16 19:48:01

Completely wrong.

Those structures were built by aliens. Prepare to be probed. We have been observing your earth.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Tue 03-May-16 19:51:08

pull them down and straight into a bucket of water!

WriteforFun1 Tue 03-May-16 19:57:33

the pic makes them look quite small.

nippiesweetie Tue 03-May-16 19:57:44

Aw, I thought you were doing an Aunt Ada Doom thread. 'I saw something nasty in the woodshed.'

TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 03-May-16 19:58:06

grin casual. Eglantine can I borrow your FIL? Forgive any sexism but I think it's a manjob. Daren't mention them to ds.He's always been terrified of anything buzzy 😞

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 03-May-16 19:59:05

OP, I hate to point it out to you - but as well as wasps nests, your shed also has evil eyes shock

velourvoyageur Tue 03-May-16 20:02:00

Aw, wasps are lovely little creatures! If you pick them up nicely they won't sting, they're just nervy.
If you're not allergic.

UnderTheGreenwood grin

TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 03-May-16 20:03:42

Rapidly going off shed. . .

MissMargie Tue 03-May-16 20:07:12

Get a grip.

Knock them into a container and chuck them in the garden.

Unless I have the scale wrong and they are a foot across and contain 200 wasps, then knock them into a container and chuck them in the garden and run into the house, shutting the door after you.

SilverBirchWithout Tue 03-May-16 20:07:23

Is one pink and the other one blue?

Do the wasps have segregated facilities where you live?

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