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Thread: Wasp nest being built under each end cap

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    Smile Wasp nest being built under each end cap

    Is there a company that makes an under cap To seal the rail so wasp cannot build a nest? I just tried a friends idea of using steel wool under each end cap to prevent access to build a nest. Will not know if it will work for a few days.

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    Re: Wasp nest being built under each end cap

    Not sure if it will work, but steel wool and water usually = rust. Around boats we always used brass wool to,eliminate rust stains.
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    Re: Wasp nest being built under each end cap

    You can also try spraying under the cap with WD40. A nice, oily film should discourage nest building.
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    Re: Wasp nest being built under each end cap

    I filled mine with expanding foam. Be carefull.
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    Re: Wasp nest being built under each end cap

    If using foam, you can get the window and door kind that doesn't expand with great force. Still messy, but it won't warp anything of that's an issue.
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    Re: Wasp nest being built under each end cap

    I had birds under one of mine. (yeah, a bird build a nest and had babies)

    I stuck wadded up plastic (not metal) window screen all up in there - that won't rust either - and is cheaper than brass wool.


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