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Kitchen wasp prevention


Cutting out a stud

Could you see
the sunlight shining in through the wall in yesterday's picture? Mud-dauber and paper-wasp nests suggested that light wasn't the only thing coming in those cracks.

After taking out a stud to make room for the range duct and adding a two-by-three header, I sealed up all the cracks with silicone.

Maybe next summer, we won't have any wasps in the kitchen.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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