So Sean woke up this morning thinking it would be a good day to tear off the ceiling in the corner of the basement and look for the wasp nest he was sure was there. It was just in this one lowered part of the room; not the whole thing.
Sure enough, as I showed you before, he found a nest. The shop vac made pretty quick work of it, and now the plan is to silicone the cracks (so the wasps can't crawl in through the insulation), then a layer of insulation (since they didn't do a good job of that when they built this!), and then put up drywall for a new ceiling. When he went down there tonight to do the sealing, this is what he found:
ANOTHER NEST! Over in the corner, and about three or four times larger! This one got foam wasp killer sprayed in it so we were sure the queen had no chance, then he lifted it down, wrapped it in a garbage bag and took it straight out to the dumpster. Wow. Crazy. But now there won't be any wasps in the house next year! Now he's going to have to check under the back deck - we're pretty sure there's one there, too.