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Lens: Takumar 200mm f/5.6 Camera: pentax K200D 
Posted By: micromacro, 08-25-2014, 06:10 AM

I spotted those guys accidentally while chasing the bird in my backyard. I would never look at that direction right on top of the house under the roof, in shadow, and spot the beginning of nesting.
And definitely I would not be able to see what that spot is without good magnification.
I'm looking for exterminator now. Thanks to 200mm lens!

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Yikes! I hope you took these with a very long lens!
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Yep, without 200mm I would not see what it is. To clean the window under that spot, I need 12ft ladder. Actually, without the camera I would not step into backyard at all, it's too hot here. And thanks to that bird on the roof.
It seems it's not so easy to find guys for removal of that nest. No one called back so far. Hopefully, wasps will not work very fast. They are not small yellow jacket, they are huge.
It cost $150 and up to remove them. It's the price of good old 28mm prime...
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Get a can of wasp spray, they make them with a nozzle designed to shoot a stream up to 20 ft or so... Go out at night when they're not active, spray the nest and soak it pretty good to get 'em all, then the next day you can put the ladder up and remove the nest and deceased bug remains. Cost under $20...

Cool pics, by the way

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Get a can of wasp spray, they make them with a nozzle designed to shoot a stream up to 20 ft or so... Go out at night when they're not active, spray the nest and soak it pretty good to get 'em all, then the next day you can put the ladder up and remove the nest and deceased bug remains. Cost under $20...
Jim, tell me that you are talking from own experience, and it works for sure. If not, I will find you...
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For $20 it's got to be a worth a try.
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Sure, sure... From another side, if at least one of those beasts gets angry, the cost of dropping from 12ft ladder, or funeral will be much more than 28mm prime.
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QuoteOriginally posted by micromacro Quote
Jim, tell me that you are talking from own experience, and it works for sure. If not, I will find you...
Yep. We had a couple of occasions doing this when we lived in Nebraska. The spray took them out and we put up the ladder and knocked down hte nest just in case they would come back later to start another colony in it.

Oh, and if you need to find me, I'm up in the opposite corner. Just come in the wintertime so you get the full Seattle experience of grey sogginess for months on end. Not summer, nope, don't want to see that. Nope, definitely come in winter!

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Nope, definitely come in winter!

Jim
You can't scary me with your winter, don't even hope
Well, I hired the guy. Just will wait for 28mm a bit longer. Thanks for the advice; in case we have wasps in lower point, at least for 8 ft ladder, then I save money.
Perhaps, I will get a chance to take wasp removal photo session.
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I've taken them out with my pressure washer lots of times. No chemicals needed.
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Our pressure washer nozzle is broken...
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Our pressure washer nozzle is broken...
I hate it when that happens. the place where mine's hose attaches is broken. I have to hold the canister up and point it at things......
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