We have a modest round above ground pool, great for cooling down with a sundowner after a bot of rush clearance and tree trimmimg. Today, however, I was stung a few times by wasps as I removed the cover.
The pool is of the type where a strip of metal is wrapped into a large circle, then topped off with straight aluminium extrusions to form what looks like a ten-sided polygon, a decagon if my memory serves me correctly. Wasps are no lovers of such geometry, hexagons it is for them, which they have buit their nests out of, under the lipsof the extrusions around my pool.
There are 5 small nests at the moment, a number I should like to trim to 0. Generally, I am fine with flying insects, we have lavender and lime abuzz with bees doing whatthey do best. I do not want nests under the lip of the pool. Today was a reminder that wasps are not as tolerant as I try to be, so the war starts…
Trouble is I have no idea how to deal with them. Emtpying an aerosolof SuperU anti-guepes into the nests would be my first guess. Not sure how the pool woud react to that, or whether it would be safe to bathe in later. How does one make sure all of them are got? I tend to think that any survivors would be a bit unhappy to find the family home eradicated, and the guilty party bobbing around the pool a few centimetres away.
Anyone got any tips or suggestions?