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Wasp nest in my bedroom

A queen wasp is going in and out of my sock drawer - right next to my bed! I'd like to leave her to it. Would it be very stupid? She is obviously not troubled by me lying in bed about 30mm away, nor by my radio on top of her.  Will her brood grow up to accept our presence of are they less predictable than that?


  • ManderMander Posts: 335
    Yikes, if it's in the house I think you might end up with a big problem. I'm happy to let the insects be for the most part but I would draw the line at having a nest in my sock drawer! Depending on the type of wasp they could potentially damage the house itself or at the very least your furniture. 

    If it were me I'd have the nest removed or try to do it myself given the circumstances. Do it early before you have a large colony to deal with. 
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,462
    Allowing a wasp nest to develop in the house is an extremely bad idea.  The swarm will become extremely territorial at times and the swarm may attack anything perceived as a threat.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,252
    Problem in the attic, let alone a bedroom.  A liberal dose of flyspray is in order.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,078
    edited April 2020
    I like wasps and try to leave them alone, but to leave a wasp to build a wasp nest in your sock drawer is just plain loopy and misguided ... do you know how big they can get and how many hundreds/thousands of wasps may eventually be living there and treating your bedroom as their territory?
     They are territorial and you will be the invader!

    Block the queen wasp’s access to your room. It’s the humane thing to do. Otherwise you’ll either have to move in with a friend for the summer or pay an exterminator to kill all those lovely wasps. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,993
    It's hard to believe the OP is serious with their query. :/
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    edited April 2020
    We've had hornets in the attic for years, I have to let them out of the landing window now and again. But a sock draw in a bedroom? Just plain, no. We have wasp nests regularly in the wildlife garden. Case of OK you have your space I'll have mine, I wouldn't go near an active nest, seen the results a few times of people stung multiple times after accidentally disturbing wasp nests.
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  • GreenbirdGreenbird Posts: 237
    22 days late.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063
    It's his first post, I think it's a bit of a wind up.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,078
    I thought we’d all tidied our sock/knicker drawers by now ... that was the first job we were supposed to do during Lockdown ... is he trying to find an excuse for not having done his first allocated task?  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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