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AradiasDaughter Tue 04-Jul-17 16:16:26

I've found 9 wasps in the bathroom. All near the bathroom window. I hate wasps, they freak me out with their little stingy arses and dive bombing. They were buzzing all over it. No idea where they've come from, no windows are open upstairs. I managed to hose most of them into the bath plug hole (please tell me they won't come back up and fly out- I've put the plug in just in case). The rest got jet washed outside the window. Went upstairs and heard a buzzing and there was another one on the window again! I've told the LL and she can't come and sort it until Thursday. What do I do in the meantime? Do I need to go on a wasp nest hunt? I don't fancy it. I've got two little kids (3 & 2 year old) who sleep in the room next to the bathroom. I'm scared of the little bastards being all annoyed at being stuck in the house and stinging the kids when they're asleep.
We had a wasps nest last year but that was at the front of the house. The bathroom is round the back.

FooFighter99 Tue 04-Jul-17 16:19:22

Find the hole they are using to get in and out and plug it with blutack or playdough or something!!

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 04-Jul-17 16:22:13

Do look for the nest. Then spray it at night when they are all back in and not buzzing around.

Also, my friend swears by this. And it works to make me feel better. Put your fingers up like antennae and pretend to be a big wasp, it scares them away. grin

Also kill them with fire. Bastards.

AradiasDaughter Tue 04-Jul-17 16:22:24

I don't know where they're coming from though! This is the problem. I've not seen any holes/ cracks in the bathroom. Oh fuck me you don't think they may be in the boiler cupboard do you? Do they like it warm?

AradiasDaughter Tue 04-Jul-17 17:12:00

Oh shit. DH has determined that they are in fact honey bees. Wtf do I do now?

Ilovecoleslaw Tue 04-Jul-17 17:13:08

Not U at all. Completely reasonable.
Bug flew on my face in the car today, comtemplated driving off a cliff, but alas i can tell the tale

CockacidalManiac Tue 04-Jul-17 17:15:50

If they're honey bees, perhaps a local beekeeper will fetch them. I'm sure I've read about that kind of thing happening, unless I'm hallucinating.

CockacidalManiac Tue 04-Jul-17 17:16:35

Thekitten Tue 04-Jul-17 17:34:51

I suggest setting up a hive in your bathroom and collecting the honey :3

Ahem in all seriousness, you should be able to find a beekeeper to help remove them

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 04-Jul-17 17:57:19

Call a beekeeper. They'll be more than pleased to get some bees!

lanouvelleheloise Tue 04-Jul-17 18:02:40

I don't mean to be insulting, but are you serious? You really don't know the difference between a wasp and a honey bee? They look totally different! I honestly thought this was something everyone could do- I'm sure we did it in primary school.

Beekepers will come and collect a swarm if you have one - their numbers are dwindling fast, so it's important not to harm them if possible.

AradiasDaughter Tue 04-Jul-17 18:19:22

No offence taken. To be honest I was too busy trying to fend off the swarm of 9 bees rather than working out wtf they actually were. Plus we had wasps last year so just assumed they were back for round 2. My eye sights a bit shit as well. I must wear my glasses more often.

AradiasDaughter Tue 04-Jul-17 18:21:41

Oh and we didn't do that in primary school. I went to one in Farnworth, Bolton. It was more life skills there than actual learning if you see what I mean. Every other week there was a stabbing or a murder near the school, just to give you a bit of an insight. Plus I'm in my early 30s so education wasn't all that back in the early 90s, especially in my local area. I don't live there now. I managed to escape

lanouvelleheloise Tue 04-Jul-17 18:33:09

Honestly, I didn't mean that to come over as an accusation of stupidity at all - I was just a bit taken-aback because I honestly did think it was something everyone was taught in school, but on second thoughts, this may just have been my school. smile I come from a similar background to you, though in a different area of the country. I am in my late 30s though, and I don't think there was much in the way of a curriculum at my school. We had one teacher the same one who did bees - who hated rain and cold, so we did all our PE lessons in the glorious summer sunshine and never went outside in the winter!! So maybe it was just his eccentricity!

Well done you for escaping. It ain't easy!

MercuryMadness Tue 04-Jul-17 18:43:05

In the context of GRENFELL Tower this is pretty vile.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 04-Jul-17 19:06:36

The good news is they won't hurt you smile

Unlike evil wasps

notarehearsal Tue 04-Jul-17 19:10:11

They're probably masonry bees and will be residing in your outside walls. I've got hundreds. They do no harm and I've never been stung. I don't think wasps are around until August

Thingywhatsit Tue 04-Jul-17 19:11:46

I think you need to change the title op - or perhaps look at some news websites and see what's been happening in London of late........

MuffinMaiden Tue 04-Jul-17 19:32:23

Mercury Accidentally insensitive maybe, but saying it's vile is a bit much surely?

indigox Tue 04-Jul-17 19:45:24

Mercury get a grip.

thatorchidmoment Tue 04-Jul-17 20:16:00

Lighten up: it's the Mumsnet Way to set your house alight if you have an infestation of beasties uninvited. Nobody sane thinks the OP means any disrespect to anyone involved in the Grenfell tower disaster.

strikealight Tue 04-Jul-17 20:16:13

It's a regular comedy observation on MM that the only way to solve beastie problems is to burn the house down.
Op, speak to local beekeepers.

CockacidalManiac Tue 04-Jul-17 20:32:30

Lol, some seriois overreaction on this thread about an innocuous phrase that people say quite often when talking about critters.

AradiasDaughter Tue 04-Jul-17 20:35:48

Fuck me. Mercury get a grip. As if I'd even thought of anything to do with the tragedy in London.
Like pp have said, it's clearly a tongue in cheek comment. Like people would say if they saw something horrible "kill it with fire".
It actually took me 5 minutes to grasp what the fuck you were even getting at. Have my first ever biscuit

AradiasDaughter Tue 04-Jul-17 20:38:31

Anyway back on topic. I've spoken to a bee expert, on the phone, who reckons they're probably small bumble bees? Either way he said "open a window and let them fly out". Basically he said he's not interested unless there's about 16k of the little blighters and even then he's only arsed about honey bees.
He was a really nice guy and had a bit of a laugh with him.
They look like honey bees to me but they can't be unless there's thousands of them apparently.

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