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How to Get Rid of Wasps Nest

Swarm, Wasps, Diaper, Wasps' Nest

There are many flying insects some more terrifying than others. Flies are harmless but mosquitoes can bite. Honeybees keep to themselves unless they are disturbed. A honeybee chooses not to attack you because after stinging someone, the bee eventually dies. There is no shame to be afraid when it comes to wasps. It is actually wise to be on high alert if you see one. Wasps are winged creatures that can measure up to two and a half inches. They can seem a lot bigger in person. Since they are colonial creatures, their honeycomb paper nests are governed by one queen.

More about wasps

Wasps naturally control pest infestations in your garden but end up becoming a pest infestation themselves. They also assist in the process of pollination in spring and help your garden grow. However, wasps can sting repeatedly once agitated. If you have a wasp problem, then having a good time in your garden is no longer an option.

Wasps make their nests with a paper like material secreted out of their mouths. Wasp’s nests can be found hanging from tree branches or under the ground. Inside homes, wasps build their nests in attics and spaces between walls where they are not frequently disturbed. The hive itself is a marvel of architecture with its hexagonal design and different chambers.

There are more than 30,000 species of wasps in the world however the most common ones are hornets and yellow jackets. A buzzing wasp can drive you crazy but it also indicates that there is a nest nearby.

6 ways to get rid of wasps and their nests from your home

Wasps can be a menace around the garden and the house. Implement any of the following techniques to get rid of wasps and their nests for good:

  1. Wasps are territorial by nature

Wasps do not trespass other wasps territories. Installing a fake Waspinator decoy is enough to discourage new wasps from the area. If you live in an area that has a continuous wasp problem, this can be your number one solution. The nest shows wasps that the territory has been marked and they should go elsewhere. Strategically place decoys for the most effectiveness.

Although you can buy one at a local convenience store or home depot, you can also make one at home using everyday stuff. Blow up a balloon and coat it with water soaked newspapers and glue. Once the coating dries and the structure hardens, you can pop the balloon inside with a pin. Hang them on tree branches or places where wasp activity has been observed.

  1. Burn the nests

Paper is a soft material that burn easily. Wasp’s nests are made entirely of paper that can be burned easily. Flamethrowers are legal in many states and if you happen to own one, now is the perfect time to put it to good use. You can also remove the nest from its holds and set it on fire with kerosene and matchsticks. However there is a high possibility that you will be stung so wear protective clothing such as high leather boots, gloves, thick pants full sleeve shirts, a hoodie and goggles. Also keep a repellent handy for those annoying pests.

  1. Natural remedies

If you don’t have time to get repellents from the store you can use natural remedies to get rid of wasp infestations.

Cinnamon – is commonly found in most households and it makes for an inexpensive wasp repellent. Generously spread cinnamon powder where wasps have been spotted and this will make them leave the premise. Eugenol oil properties in cinnamon drive away wasps and prevent them from making nests.

Peppermint Oil – with its potent smell, it serves as a natural repellent against wasps. Soak cotton balls directly in peppermint oil and place the cotton balls near wasp nests.

Ingredients required

  • Peppermint oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Water – 2 cups

  • Unscented shampoo – 1 tablespoon


  • Mix all the ingredients together to make the concoction.

  • Pour it in a spray bottle

  • Apply generously to wasp nest and affected areas

  • Do this daily for at least a week

  • Notice the difference in the number of wasps in your garden and home

  1. Using talcum powder

Baby powder is equally effective as mint oils and cinnamon powder to ward off wasp infestations. Substances such as boric acid, talcum powder, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) can be applied directly to kill or repel wasps. Two to three tablespoons of the aforementioned materials is good enough to get rid of wasps for good.

  1. Traditional method

You would have to be really angry to go for the traditional method of swatting the wasps directly. Use a flyswatter to kill these flying creatures. Wasp bodies can be discarded using a broom and a dust pan. Wear protective clothing when taking this traditional approach to avoid getting stung. It makes for good target practice since wasps are aerodynamic and agile.

  1. High tech

If you do not want to run the risk of getting stung or make the effort of chasing wasps around your home, just grab a vacuum cleaner. Switch that baby into high gear and suck all the wasps in. Note that the wasps will not die from this and they can tear through the dust bag. So after catching them, dispose them away from your home.

Solutions Pest & Lawn Has The Answer For Wasp Nest Control

Solutions Pest & Lawn carries a variety of effective sprays that can treat wasps such as Wasp Freeze or Nuvan aerosol spray. Sprays such as these work great because they provide an instant knockdown and even come with attachments which can allow you to spray from a distance.

Spray the nest thoroughly preferably at night when all the wasps are asleep in their nests and inactive. During the spray application any wasps come out from the nest, spray them quickly and they will be done before you know it. A helpful alternative method of control is setting a trap to capture any spare paper wasps that you were not in the nest at the time.

Final word

Keep your outdoors and indoors as clean as possible. Leave nothing contaminated out in open. Seal garbage bins with proper lids to avoid attracting wasps, bugs and cockroaches too. For more helpful pest control advice, call us at 800-479-6583, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with us.



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