Get Rid Of Wasps

How To Get Rid Of Wasps

If you need to get rid of wasps you must also become familiar with the different varieties because they may require a different type of approach.  Wasps basically come in two different types being solitary and social.  The social types are the ones that you are probably trying to take care of because they are most likely invading your personal space.

Social wasps are aggressive because they actually have a territory and nest to protect.  Solitary wasps are still as intimidating however, they lay eggs inside their prey so they don't have a nest to aggressively defend.  It is important to make sure when you want to get rid of wasps, that they are social.  You really want to keep solitary wasps around since they help reduce populations of garden pests.

Popular Types Of Wasps

Wasp Nest Treatment

Nest removal of social wasps can be a simple process as long as you know what you are doing.  First you have to locate the nest which is pretty easy to do by watching for high activity at dawn and dusk when they return to the nest.

Once you find the nest, wait until the evening when there is the least bit of traffic and then prepare yourself.  Get dressed in a few layers of clothing along with a pair of gloves.  Go to the nest and generously spray the entrance using a wasp killer.  Most will die immediately but you should still move very slowly because any kind of movement will definitely attract attention.

If the nest is underground, do not use a projectile spray.  You need very little spray for these and you don't want the liquid spraying back at you.  For an elevated nest use a wasp poison that will spray 20 feet so you don't have to get too close and you have a better chance of escaping.

Making A Wasp Trap

You can also get rid of wasps by making yourself a trap out of an empty plastic 2-liter bottle.

Treating Stings

If you happen to get stung while you are trying to get rid of wasps, there is a good chance that you will get stung more than once.  Wasps do not have a barbed stinger like a honey bee so they are able to sting several times.