That is crazy!! Yes, they will be pulling drywall to see how big the nest is. Good thing you found where they were coming in. Keep an eye out next year to see if they try to start a new nest again.
I was all hot and sweaty after taping the garbage bags around the doorways and had turned the air conditioning off. Of course, the thermostat is in that room so I wasn't going back in to turn the AC back on. When I finally tried to go to sleep around 6am I was still hot and sweaty and felt like I had bugs crawling all over me. It took forever to get to sleep.I wouldn't wish that on anyone. It's also one of those things where, even after you believe you've gotten rid of them all, plus whatever nest was in there, any little buzz or unclassifiable noise will continue to elicit anxiousness and a much shallower sleep.
There isn't a chance in hell that I am going to try that. Those were royally pissed off wasps last night and I expect that their mood isn't much better today.Assuming you are wearing suitable protection, are you able to see inside the wall, whether directly or indirectly? (e.g., a mirror and flashlight) Or perhaps that unsavoury and risky task is being left up to the exterminator.
Unfortunately, wasps are one of the smarter members of the insect world, making them a little harder to eliminate.
Hot day open all the doors and windows and let them fly away.
Follow colchar's lead.How do I tell if we have an active wasp population in our walls?
this, EXACTLY. holy shit that's my nitemareI wouldn't wish that on anyone. It's also one of those things where, even after you believe you've gotten rid of them all, plus whatever nest was in there, any little buzz or unclassifiable noise will continue to elicit anxiousness and a much shallower sleep.
How do I tell if we have an active wasp population in our walls?
I don't mind heights. You in Ottawa by chance?
Insomuch as it could have been worse, or drawn out longer, congrats. Fingers crossed for a decent night's sleep.The exterminator has been and left.
He said there were a lot in there, and that they were clearly an angry bunch, but he wasn't overly concerned. He sprayed a ton of dust into the hole that I had made when punching the wall, and then went outside to do the same where they were getting in. He didn't need to rip out any parts of the wall. He said he could, but his advice was to let them die and then to let the nest just disintegrate on its own. He said I could patch the hole in a few days but I think I will leave it longer as I am in no rush to cut out a section of the wall in order to patch it - I would rather make sure they are all good and dead first. He told me to wait about a week and then to go up and seal the spot where they were getting in from the outside. Great, I am terrified of heights!
All of the ones that were inside the dining room were already dead when he and I went in and he expects that the ones inside the walls will be dead within a day or two.
He said this was about the 20th wasp infestation he has done this week, so we are hardly alone in having this problem.