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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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Last summer we found a wasp nest above our bedroom window, leading up through some random (aerial?) holes in the wood and brick. The nest appeared to be in the loft. It appeared quite sizeable, giving the sheer amount of wasps around - they would on occasion be hundreds of the little buggers crawling around the window. Council wanted 50 quid to get rid of it. I thought 'sod that' and devised my own plan.

Aquarium air hose: free. I have fish tanks, and lots of it.
Bumper sized can of wasp spray: 99p from 99p shop!

Pulled the lid off the can, modified it using the attachments for lighter fluid cans, taped on the aquarium hose, fed it up through the hole in the wall. And sprayed. The whole damn 500ml can. Stung once when first inserting the hose, but remained sting free throughout the spraying. Wasp nest gone. Total cost: 99p and a single wasp sting. Saving me 49.01.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 10:02, 1 reply)
if there is a risk of injury i.e stings, environmental health should remove the nest for free. that's what i was told, anyway. they didn't do anthing about the ant's nest in my bedroom wall, but the swift application of a full tub of dethlac(thanks ste!) sorted the little fuckers right out.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 11:29, closed)

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