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Old 04-28-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Keeping wasps out of your heater?

Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I was wondering if anyone has installed a screen over their furnace vent to keep the wasps out.

I have one building a nest in there right now... i have half a mind to kick it on
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Yes, there are several different sizes and shapes available.

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I put a flea collar in my fridge, water heater, and fridge areas. Supposed to keep spiders out. I wonder if it works for wasps...
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I read somewhere dryer sheets helps keep the critters out. I have them spread out all around the trailer.
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I put a flea collar in my fridge, water heater, and fridge areas. Supposed to keep spiders out. I wonder if it works for wasps...
I've also heard that flea collars tightly wrapped around your water hose and shore power cable will keep ants from using them for access to your Airstream. Don't know if that's true; there are plenty of other points of contact with the ground that provide alternate access.
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interesting.. well I peered in there with a flashlight.. and oh yeah.. I'm gonna have to manually remove these guys... they made a pretty serious home in there.

How does that screen attach?
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Wasp scare the crap out of me. I have a hospital worthy reaction if stung. Carry an EpiPen pretty much everywhere I go especialy this time of year. Keep cans of wasp spray in the trailer, backyard, front yard and garage.
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I read somewhere dryer sheets helps keep the critters out. I have them spread out all around the trailer.


I have seen mice build nice nests out of dryer sheets
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I have seen mice build nice nests out of dryer sheets
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Dryer sheets are great campfire starters.
I carried them when backpacking..
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I was told by ' Trailer Dave' that add-on screens are illegal in Canada. (An ėll eagle' is a large sick bird.
Apparently it disrupts the airflow to the burner inside.
Given the size and the open mesh; I cannot see how.
I use. It; works for me.
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I put a flea collar in my fridge, water heater, and fridge areas. Supposed to keep spiders out. I wonder if it works for wasps...
Yes it does, and I also put one in the propane cover and no wasp nests. When I store it for any time I also hang a few flea collars in various places and no bugs or ants. they last about 6 months. Dryer sheets do work but don't last in the outside very long.
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The screen is a necessity in the south. Air flow to the burner will really get messed up when it is blocked or caked with mud. Take it off when you are using the furnace if it offends someone. I had to replace my furnace and one of the issues was all the mess that wasps made. I am an Aerospace engineer and these screens are not going to cause problems with air flow. The wasps will DEFINITELY cause problems.

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Wasp problem

Flea colors work for wasps and Irish spring soap for mice.
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