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I have seen fake wasp nests sold as a deterrent against wasps and similar insects. Do they really work? Is there some scientific evidence for it?

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I once heard someone who researches on wasps and he said that if you move the nest then the wasps get fooled and remain in the new location. I don't know about the fake wasp nests though. – WYSIWYG Jan 8 '14 at 9:18

Wasps are extremely territorial creatures. They also have great sight. Wasp colonies will send out foragers and scouts to look for uninhabited areas with food in which they can build a nest. Because wasps are so fiercely territorial, a scout wasp will generally stay away from an area with another colony already in it.

Because of this fact fake wasps nest works!!


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It appears your picture has gone down. – J. Musser Jan 28 '15 at 2:43

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