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    Default Bee hives in attic

    Last edited by Peter Louis; 04-16-2012 at 09:41 PM.
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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    Peter
    I think that is a wasp nest not bees.

    Anyhow, just get out, oh, and report it.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    Thanks, Is the white a new one? The other big brown hive seemed dry & empty. Correct?


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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    Also, any hazard to the structure?


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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    New or old? I don't know.
    Hazard (Damage) to the structure? None I know of.
    Hazard to the occupants? Likely

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    How about a bottle of Wasp killer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Louis View Post
    How about a bottle of Wasp killer?
    My guess is that you have never seen angry hornets
    (I don't know if they are hornets or not, don't want to find out)

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    For a hive that big, you will need much more than a couple cans of wasp spray. I had one about the size of a soccer ball in a shrub in my yard. A professional pest guy came out and sprayed for almost 45 minutes. A couple days later I cut it out of the shrub and set in on a patio table. Hundreds os wasps/hornets crawled out and died in the next few days.


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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    no, I am lucky. When I was there, nothing bothered me. Otherwise, I might get swollen. Once a time just opened the hatch, I got sting on my finger. That was terrible but I think cannot be avoided.


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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    If it is alive a single can of wasp spray will take care of it. It will take a week or so but the wasps will die out and/or get mad and move away.


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    A cup of gasoline will kill them dead. You don't light it, just splash it on the nest and run.

    No, those are not bees nests, they are wasp nests. They build a new nest every year.

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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    A cup of gasoline will kill them dead. You don't light it, just splash it on the nest and run..


    I would never tell someone to splash gasoline on anything, let alone inside an attic.


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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    I suggest clients to ask strata or pros to cope.


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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post

    I would never tell someone to splash gasoline on anything, let alone inside an attic.
    I'm not telling anyone to do anything. Read it agin.

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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post

    I would never tell someone to splash gasoline on anything, let alone inside an attic.
    I'm not telling anyone to do anything.

    Last edited by John Kogel; 04-13-2012 at 08:44 AM. Reason: repetted it
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    Default Re: Bee hives in attic

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I'm not telling anyone to do anything.
    I heard you the first time....


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