Old wasp nest?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Mowtown Mike, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mowtown Mike

    Mowtown Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I cut down a wasp nest at my parents house the other day. My Dad told me to destory the nest, but I want to keep it for a souviner. I think it is amazing how mother nature works. My Dad is afraid of wasp eggs will hatch soon or sleeping wasps will awaken with the spring warmth.

    My question is, can I keep the nest and spray it with bee killer or just throw it away? There is some damage to the hive from birds eating at the nest. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Mowtown Mike
  2. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Just spray it. I have a half dozen wasp nests of various sorts in my 'natural history' guestroom - never any problems - and they've been there for years.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I've also heard of some people who use a clear spray enamel or even hair spray to help preserve them.
  4. Lawn-Guy

    Lawn-Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    you ca use a spray shelack or a aerosal clear coat
  5. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    OK, not clear enough - spray it withe WASP KILLER before you spray it with anything else. Actually, the 'anything else' is unnecessary and makes it look fake.
  6. albhb3

    albhb3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    no thanks been stung to many times when i was really young
  7. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    Sounds cool. I'd love to see a pic.
  8. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    nests alive or dead give me the creeps.
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    I collected wasp nests as a kid...and I fortunately put a LID on the large jar I stored them in. I remember I dang near dropped it when I was looking at them - and noticed at least a dozen wasps had emerged...and they wanted out in a bad way!
  10. brink2012

    brink2012 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    i agree .. very creepy!

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