Bromley Council warns residents to be wary of wasps this summer

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Bromley Council is warning its residents to be wary of wasps as summer arrives.

The authority says if they are seen regularly it could mean a nest is close by, which could house up to 5,000 creatures and be the size of a football.

It added as summer draws to a close wasps search kitchens and gardens for sweet, sugary foods, which can “be a nuisance” as well as increase the risk of being stung.

The council says treating a nest or dealing with wasps can be “dangerous work” and advises seeking professional help if needed.

Executive member for public protection and safety, Councillor Tim Stevens, said: “It is advisable to call in experts to deal with a wasps’ nest – a small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing that the nest has been dealt with effectively and professionally.”

See the council website for more information. 

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11:27am Mon 16 Jun 14

Gypo.Joe says...

FFS the nanny state or what.
FFS the nanny state or what. Gypo.Joe
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11:38am Mon 16 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
FFS the nanny state or what.
You're forgetting that, sadly, there are many people out there who need the council to do everything for them! :)
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: FFS the nanny state or what.[/p][/quote]You're forgetting that, sadly, there are many people out there who need the council to do everything for them! :) PaulErith
  • Score: 2

11:50am Mon 16 Jun 14

madras says...

And watch out for stinging nettles too - at any time of the year!
And watch out for stinging nettles too - at any time of the year! madras
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12:07pm Mon 16 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

madras wrote:
And watch out for stinging nettles too - at any time of the year!
Indeed, if you do find a patch of stinging nettles in the garden, DO NOT under any circumstances try to cut them down yourself.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: And watch out for stinging nettles too - at any time of the year![/p][/quote]Indeed, if you do find a patch of stinging nettles in the garden, DO NOT under any circumstances try to cut them down yourself. PaulErith
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7:32am Tue 17 Jun 14

right-writes says...

I got stung very badly the other day...

I only parked there for a couple of minutes before I realised that I had been hoodwinked into thinking it was a safe spot...

It seemed that some meters were available for anyone, but some (those that were free) were only meant for local residents at certain times of the day.

Oh... no... How could I possibly confuse wasps and a local council?
I got stung very badly the other day... I only parked there for a couple of minutes before I realised that I had been hoodwinked into thinking it was a safe spot... It seemed that some meters were available for anyone, but some (those that were free) were only meant for local residents at certain times of the day. Oh... no... How could I possibly confuse wasps and a local council? right-writes
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