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Old 04-27-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Does anyone know about Wasps ? I have a nest. What methods would you suggest ? I am a renter and the Orkin contracts are quite expensive....
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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What about one of those little hanging, house trap thingies? I think you are supposed to put a chunk of something sweet in them, such as an orange or peach....or little gob of hamburger meat.... I gave a couple to my sister a few years back...she lives in the mountains and is very allergic to stings.....seems like she told me they work. I think I bought them at Wal Mart...
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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What type of wasps? The mud daubers are pretty placid and go after bad bugs, so I don't worry about them. Most nests of wasps can be nailed at night with a long range wasp spray. Wear dark clothing, stand 20' away, fire a soaking blast, retreat and wait, repeat. Do NOT try this in the daytime. The cooler the night the less the activity.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would reccomend an exterminator because I have seen some folks come into the er with some mighty nasty stings and one man was allergic and almost died from them . please get an exterminator .
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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Thank you everyone I will heed your advice. Any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated .

I am not sure the type of wasp but they are BIG and Brown !
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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In my area the predominant wasp is the Yellowjacket, a very aggressive wasp. I normally deal with these in a two prongs attack. I arm myself with a long range wasp spray and a wide dispersal flying insect spray. I also try to stay upwind of the nest to increase my range of the sprays.

The primary attack is the long range spray and if any fly toward me I retreat with the flying insect spray covering my retreat. Yellowjackets are extremely susceptible to poisons and drop very quickly once hit. They seldom make it more than a foot off the nest when hit by the long range and never make it through the poison mist of the Flying Insect spray.

My father always used to deal with them using a flaming torch. Much less effective than poison, more subject to escaping wasps doing damage to the torch bearer and a decent chance of burning down your house.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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In my area the predominant wasp is the Yellowjacket, a very aggressive wasp. I normally deal with these in a two prongs attack. I arm myself with a long range wasp spray and a wide dispersal flying insect spray. I also try to stay upwind of the nest to increase my range of the sprays.

The primary attack is the long range spray and if any fly toward me I retreat with the flying insect spray covering my retreat. Yellowjackets are extremely susceptible to poisons and drop very quickly once hit. They seldom make it more than a foot off the nest when hit by the long range and never make it through the poison mist of the Flying Insect spray.

My father always used to deal with them using a flaming torch. Much less effective than poison, more subject to escaping wasps doing damage to the torch bearer and a decent chance of burning down your house.
I am laughing so hard cause my dad used to do the same thing and one year he burnt the eaves on our house that brought back some memories .
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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Yellow jackets build in the ground.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Mud daubers are not actually wasps...no stingers! The fact that they look like wasps is part of their protection.

I also use the can of long distance spray in the evening hours with no problems.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Does anyone know about Wasps ? I have a nest. What methods would you suggest ? I am a renter and the Orkin contracts are quite expensive....
Something like this? http://www.theyellowjacketexpert.com...wn%20wasps.jpg

The can of "Wasp Killer" at the hardware store will be a lot cheaper than the Orkin contract.

My grandfather used to put about an inch of gasoline in a mason jar and "catch" the wasps and nest in the jar. Concentrated VOC's kill wasps more or less instantly.
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