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Tourists really getting stung in Thailand amid fears someone could die

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6 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

"On Saturday pest control arrived and fired 50 mothballs into the nest with a catapult."

 

 

The local authorities have the same mentality!

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They should have called some people from real Thailand like people in Chiang Rai. 

 

Here they took away a nest from our garden and it was free because the nest was worth like 1500 baht.

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, XJ650 said:

They should have called some people from real Thailand like people in Chiang Rai. 

 

Here they took away a nest from our garden and it was free because the nest was worth like 1500 baht.

 

 

 

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Not wanting to sound ignorant :unsure: but where is the 'value' in the hornets nest?

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Once when doing geologic work in Calif the geologist I was working with was swarmed by hornets. They can sting more than once. 

These insects made their nest in the dry clay soil and got pissed when I knocked over a tree close by. 

They did not bother me as I was surrounded by diesel fumes but when I got off the machine to help the geologist I got swarmed also. Not fun!

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7 hours ago, bornredi said:

thais love to eat these hornets there worth a lot 
i can not believe no one has taken the nest 

They take the larvae to eat, not the hornets. Their sting hurts so much! As big as hypodermic needles and i was bleeding after an attack!  

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In the past (in my country) I have disposed of hornets nests by first steam blasting them with a wide angle steam gun - this soaks the wasps as they exit their nest and they don't or can't attack you and then a powerful steam blast from a narrow nozzle destroys the nest completely. YMMV

 

 

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51 minutes ago, XJ650 said:

They should have called some people from real Thailand like people in Chiang Rai. 

 

Here they took away a nest from our garden and it was free because the nest was worth like 1500 baht.

 

 

 

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They do it exactly the same way here in the deep south, nearly 2000km from Chiang Rai..

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4 hours ago, Inepto Cracy said:

Very interesting indeed. I have watched these same Asian Killer Wasps building a nest across from my house since 24th December 2016. The nest started off as a fist sized ball. It grew steadily untill two weeks ago, when it was finally removed.

The original post is most likely about Tiger Wasps, common in Thailand. And dangerous enough...

But Giant Asian Hornets are another story. -- The leading cause of animal related death in Japan I learned from a documentary on NatGeoWild or Animal Planet. And working their way west across China. 

 

http://gawker.com/this-hornet-will-be-the-last-thing-you-see-before-you-d-1428724767

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9 hours ago, bornredi said:

thais love to eat these hornets there worth a lot 
i can not believe no one has taken the nest 

A nest is on power pole next to my garden.
Around the same size.
I went to the authorities 4 times already. No reaction - still busy on fb...

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4 hours ago, Inepto Cracy said:

Very interesting indeed. I have watched these same Asian Killer Wasps building a nest across from my house since 24th December 2016. The nest started off as a fist sized ball. It grew steadily untill two weeks ago, when it was finally removed.

Phuket officials ??? came to see the house on three different occasions and tut, tut tutted their way back to their offices.

F A got done about the nests removal.

The nest in total height was just over a metre tall. The wasps were approx 6 1/2 cms in length.

The nest was removed by setting on fire to it at night and taking the whole thing down. See photos attached.

Pity about all the electrical wires obscuring part of the picture.

These Asian Killer Wasps are already causing deaths in China, France and have also begun causing big problems in Wales too.

Their main danger to the eco systems around the world, is that they destroy honey bees hives and nests. Honey bees are the plants, flowers etc main pollinators.

Shooting mothballs into the nest, will only cause the wasps inside the nest to build a covering of nesting spit and paper, to cover the smell. BUT then they will go onto overdrive, increasing the size of the nest, approx by ten cms per month.

I am no expert on this matter, but I did observe the wasps progress every day.

 

 

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Actually I wanted to edit my post to read Hornets, not wasps, but the edit button has now been taken off the site? Please read the word hornets where I have written wasps incorrectly. Thank you.

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We have them in various colours on our farm.  I have been stung by the yellow & black ones.  They hurt like hell.  "Than" is the generic Thai name for wasps and hornets of all types I believe.  I think the ones that build a nest like that are red and we had a big nest on our property about 3 years ago which became a no-go are for a while.  Eventually someone stole it, thank heavens.  I offered to a number of people but no-one wanted to go near it.  Then one day it was gone.  It was like a round pyramid on the ground  about 60cm across at the base and the same height.   They were definitely red and I was warned not to get stung by them.   After a while I started experimenting by mowing nearer and nearer to it and they seemed pretty cool about it but I never went right up to it.    I did spray it from a distance with insecticide streams a few times, ready to decamp in a hurry if necessary but they never came to me.  We went away for 2 weeks overseas and came back & it was gone.  There was no fence around the property then.

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4 hours ago, 0815 said:

A nest is on power pole next to my garden.
Around the same size.
I went to the authorities 4 times already. No reaction - still busy on fb...

If it makes you feel any better, going to the authorities in Canada about a hornets nest would have the same result (but maybe without the fb)

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10 hours ago, lvr181 said:

Not wanting to sound ignorant :unsure: but where is the 'value' in the hornets nest?

I've been told that Thai people are looking for them for 2 reasons:

1) they enjoy the larvae as a delicacy

2) they would hang the empty nest in their entrance since it supposedly brings good luck (at least that's what they say in Chiang Mai)

 

and since the offer is limited, price is rather high

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I've been stung once

 

They obviously like to build nests inside our factory: 3 so far - 2 still to get rid of, but we coexist somehow peacefully so far and their nests are indeed beautiful

By reading the other posts, I guess I've been lucky

It hurt like a wasp would but what I remember is how I saw them truly aim at you like a missile: no landing, just crashing dart first. Impressive.

A Thai worker immediately asked me if I was feeling some dizziness or else; obviously they know the symptoms allergic people would feel.

He just squeezed the area to expel the venom and within a couple of hours it was all memory. Just a mark on my arm lasting like a week or so.

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