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Old 04-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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going to remove part of a soffit, worried about wasps


How do you guys handle removing soffits, when you know there's a good chance that wasps are living above it? A couple years ago, I would always find those damn bees crawling in a gap between a porch lightbulb, and the soffit that the light sat in. I ended up putting on a bulb that had a thicker base, to close the gap, but I'm still worried about coming across bees up there. I need to run a piece of romex to the light, since it originally had K&T and I cut that off from the inside a year ago. Need a porch light sometime soon :P

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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going to remove part of a soffit, worried about wasps


Man I really dislike wasps!

Just get a broom and bump/bang the soffet in the area you plan on working. If nothing stirs then you're most likely ok. If some stir then you'll have to get some wasp spray (15-20ft) and spray them. Do it when the temps are cooler as they should all be present and less aggressive.

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:49 AM   #3
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Seems like the best time to spray is early in the morning, everybody is home sleeping.
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