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Old 04-20-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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So last year I had a car sitting for quite some time and it ended up being infested with wasps like everywhere, trunk and both door and who knows where else, huge nests and I got rid of them and the car and now this year they are starting to be drawn to my new car which is parked in the same spot, how do I keep them away? And are they drawn to that spot now? Idk what to do I have 2 small children (4 and 9 months) and I don’t want anyone stung please any advise thank you
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:02 PM
 
Location: NC
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I have seen people recommend filling a big brown bag with scrunched up newspaper then hanging it nearby to mimic a nest of paper wasps. Apparently other wasps will be frightened away
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:40 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I have seen people recommend filling a big brown bag with scrunched up newspaper then hanging it nearby to mimic a nest of paper wasps. Apparently other wasps will be frightened away

I've read that they won't nest where they can see an older nest.

I've also read they are repelled by peppermint oil, I'd had some trying to build a nest near the back door to my garage, I put a little peppermint oil on my finger and smeared it near places they'd tried to nest and it seems to have kept them away.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:10 PM
 
Location: South Australia
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Last year, I discovered I had wasps when I was stung. They were obscured under an awning.

Went inside, got the 'flying insect' spray. Sprayed. They went nuts. Destroyed nest with broom handle. Sprayed again. No more wasps.

Every few years, bees make a hive ,in the wall cavity of my house. I call the exterminator; he sprays, removes hive and honey. Then OK for a couple of years.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Last year, I discovered I had wasps when I was stung. They were obscured under an awning.

Went inside, got the 'flying insect' spray. Sprayed. They went nuts. Destroyed nest with broom handle. Sprayed again. No more wasps.

Every few years, bees make a hive ,in the wall cavity of my house. I call the exterminator; he sprays, removes hive and honey. Then OK for a couple of years.
There’s an old church in Bluffton, SC that has bees in the walls. The Church of the Cross gets a bit of income from selling “Holy Honey”. Maybe you should try it with your honey? “Charlie’s House Honey, haha.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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we had such a problem about 5 years ago that we ended up hiring the bug guy to help us get ride of them, no luck. This year they seem to be starting early. The only way we seem to be able to control them at all with spray.. We have a can or two in the house and one on the patio. My husband is highly allergic to wasp stings. We also stopped hanging humming bird feeders, that helped.
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Olympia area (for now)
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I’ve had good luck with fly and yellow jacket traps. I’d use them for a wasp problem as well.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:52 AM
 
Location: The house I built
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I have a few hornet nests in the eves of the garage and house. I clean out a shop vac including the filter, and fill the bottom with 3 inches of soapy water. Then I attach a 10 foot section of 2 inch pvc pipe to the hose and suck them up nest and all. The soapy water is important. they have a bubble of air that surrounds their bodies, maybe due to the tiny hairs? The soap makes them drown. Otherwise you will just have a vacuum cleaner full of angry hornets.



I use the vacuum early in the morning when it is still cold and they are sitting on the nest. Usually I only need to do this once a year or two. This last winter we had a good hard freeze so not so many this year. Springtime is a good time as the nests are not large yet and not so many bees.
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