Fell Walker

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (42 of 45)
Location: Lake District, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 52,401 - Total Helpful Votes: 42 of 45
Rentokil PSW97 Wasp Destroy Foam Aerosol 300ml by Rentokil
An excellent product for an exposed wasp nest, BUT powder is far more effective than foam for a hidden nest, where all you can see is the entrance (a hole in the wall, fascia board, roof tile, ground...). The different uses of foam and powder is often not made sufficiently clear.

Foam - will treat an exposed nest safely from a distance of 1-2 metres. Treating an exposed nest with powder is risky and less effective. This Rentokil foam will destroy all of the wasps in a day in my experience. Highly recommended for an exposed nest.

Powder - such as the Rentokil equivalent product, is equally effective for a hidden nest.

I wish that manufacturers and… Read more
Rentokil PSW99 Wasp/Nest Killer Powder, 300gm by Rentokil
I have used this product on three occasions where I had access to the entrance of a hidden wasp nest. On each occasion all of the wasps were dead within 24 hours.

However, it is worth being aware that for an exposed nest (which tends to look like a rugby ball) often in an attic or roof space, you should use the foam product instead to safely treat the exterior of the nest. Rentokil make a Wasp Nest Destroyer Foam which is highly effective for this. It also allows you to treat it from a distance of 1-2 metres which is much safer than trying to put powder directly into an exposed nest.

The powder works better than the foam for hidden nests, where you have access to the… Read more
Mazzer Mini Timer Italian Espresso Coffee Grinder by Mazzer
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I spent years with a Briel Java. It cost around £75, but was not up to the job. It would gradually clog up with ground coffee and have to be stripped down. After a few years the plastic had become brittle and it was beyond repair.

I use a grinder every day so felt it was worth buying a serious one. I bought this Mazzer about 7 years ago and it is as good as the day it arrived. It is so well built that I would be surprised if it failed in the next 50 years. One of the key points is the powerful electric motor which means it can grind the beans slowly and quietly. Smaller grinders grind so fast that they end up burning the coffee and create a bitter tasting espresso. The… Read more