Exterminating Wasps' Nest

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    Sep 21, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    I have a wasp nest in the wall of my garage. They have crawled in under the siding. The nest is not visible just the entry point.

    Any ideas before I call an exterminator?
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    Sep 21, 2008 12:51 AM GMT
    fire, it burns!
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    Sep 21, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    Fable saidfire, it burns!

    So does his garage, I'm sure.
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    Sep 21, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    Can you buy a caulk gun at Home Depot and close up all the openings? The wasps may find alternative exits, but if you trap them in the nest they will die.
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    Sep 21, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    Wasps are usually aggressive around their dwelling.

    Get Raid wasp spray, the kind that shoots a 20-foot stream. Wait until dark. Do not use a flashlight (the wasps will fly directly at the light source). Spray away, soaking the entire hole.

    Run.

    Wait a few minutes, then spray again a little closer. When it seems like the buggers are dying before they get out, shoot directly into the hole.

    Allergic? Call a pro.
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    Sep 21, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    SockMonkey saidCan you buy a caulk gun at Home Depot and close up all the openings? The wasps may find alternative exits, but if you trap them in the nest they will die.

    I did something like this before also. Before plugging the hole though, I got some wasp spray that would spay a stream up to 20 feet and sprayed it is the hole and then stuffed paper in it (very quicky) A few days later I unplugged the hole and hit the wall with a broomstick and none came out so I figured they were dead. Then I plugged the hole permanently.
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    Sep 21, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidGet Raid wasp spray, the kind that shoots a 20-foot stream. Wait until dark.

    Hah! you beat me to it!
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    Sep 21, 2008 3:38 AM GMT
    Use a bug bomb if you can figure out where the nest is on the inside.
  • auryn

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    Sep 21, 2008 3:59 AM GMT
    second vote for bug bomb.
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    Sep 21, 2008 7:10 AM GMT
    I have eradicated some wasp nests. In the beginning I cut them off into hot water..not so smart. I developed some killer calves doing it this way though icon_razz.gif Then I just took one of the butane gas gadgets you use to camp and lit it up - turn run. Selfmade torch works too. If you do it, do it late in the evening use very dim light so you barely see yourself. Never had a problem this way, wasp spray did not REALLY work the one time I tried it. I doubt your whole garage will burn up..

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    Sep 21, 2008 10:14 AM GMT
    Well, I just went through this at my folks house in Tampa.

    We were told NOT to use a home pest spray (i.e. RAID) -- call a pro.

    So, we did.

    He sprayed something on it to super freeze the entire nest (same thing done to bees nests). It was quite a sight to see.

    After the nest was completely coated (so cold you can't touch it w/ human hands -- not one wasp got out)- - -he waited a bit and carefully cut away the nest w/ a special tool and placed it in a heavy plastic bag.

    Then, he steam powerwashed the area w/ the equivalent temps of boiling water to further clean the area. Lastly, he placed a deadly chemical (only to the insects) to avoid further nesting.

    They never returned.
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    Sep 21, 2008 10:53 AM GMT
    If they don't bother you let them go about their business.If they do cause you trouble light up a can of Raid and use it as a flame thrower.

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    Sep 21, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    Take away their credit cards.
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    Sep 21, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    LOL...icon_eek.gif


    When i first read the title of the topic I thought you were talking about something like the "Final Solution", but on W.A.S.P. (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants or White American Southern Protestants).

    But it's on Vespidae. Sorry, I've got no final solution about these insects...

    Maybe on the other sense... icon_evil.gif

    LOL



    Take care...icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 21, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    esputniko saidWhen i first read the title of the topic I thought you were talking about something like the "Final Solution", but on W.A.S.P. (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants or White American Southern Protestants).


    What, like a plan to destroy the "W.A.S.P. nest" of Greenwich, Connecticut?
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    Sep 22, 2008 8:06 AM GMT
    mswete said
    Fable saidfire, it burns!

    So does his garage, I'm sure.


    ..........details, details.
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    Sep 22, 2008 8:31 AM GMT
    briz saidIf they don't bother you let them go about their business.If they do cause you trouble light up a can of Raid and use it as a flame thrower.
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    Sep 24, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    O.K. I bought a pesticidal jet spray foam and just nailed the bastards. The foam apparently expands and encompasses the nest and surroundings.

    I'll check it out tomorrow.
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    Sep 24, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    Hrm.

    Try something a little more primitive and works.

    Our house has two storeys and wasps often like to build nests on the eaves. What my dad does is get a long pole, wrapp a rag around the end of it, soak it with kerosene then set it afire.

    It should emit THICK black smoke. If it's not you're doing something wrong. Wear thick clothing and leave no exposed skin if possible then smoke them out. Keep pets or other people away.

    Smoke makes them lethargic. Usually none of them will even try to bite you. If there's no risk of fire you can even just move in and burn their nest a little. They'll usually leave on their own after that.

    It also helps to have other sources of smoke too. Dad also places coals with water sprinkled over them sometimes in addition to the 'torch'.

    Of course it has a side effect of leaving the area blackened with soot LOL. But it works and you can clean it out afterwards anyway.