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Wasp Control Tips

When removing a wasp nest, it is important to be extremely careful since wasps are most aggressive when their nest is being threatened. Wear protective clothing including long pants that are taped closed at the bottom, long sleeves, gloves, and a hat that covers the head and face if possible. It is best to apply insecticide to the nest after dusk when all the wasps are in the nest and activity is low.

Existing Nest: The best way to get rid of a wasp nest is to use an insecticide that contains a freezing agent. PT Wasp and Hornet Killer Freeze, Wasp X Spray, or Bonide Wasp & Hornet Aerosol are good options for nest elimination since the freezing agent keeps the wasps from stinging.

Warning: If you choose an insecticide without a freezing agent to eliminate an existing nest, never spray from a ladder, and use a sprayer that can spray from a distance.

Nest Prevention

The best way to prevent a wasp nest, but you'll probably get stung if you spray a nest directly, is to use a broad spectrum insecticide containing pyrethroids or cypermethrin in areas where you anticipate wasps will build. LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 and Cyper WSP are good options because these insecticides are labeled for a wide variety of bugs so you can use them again for your next insect problem.

Which ever type of insecticide you choose, spray the nest liberally. If you're using a freezing agent, spray when most of the wasps are home to eliminate the infestation. All of the recommended products continue to work for a long period of time after application, so a second treatment generally isn't needed. If the nest is in a high traffic area, check it again to ensure all wasps are dead. Remove the nest once it can be verified that the wasps are eliminated.

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  1. Stryker 5-4 Aerosol

    Stryker 5-4 Aerosol will provide a very quick contact kill with its synergized pyrethrin. It may be used as a crack and crevice treatment and is very handy in flushing insects out of their hiding places. It may be sprayed inside or outside.

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  2. Stryker Wasp & Hornet Killer

    Stryker Wasp & Hornet with 0.1 Prallethrin is a fast-acting wasp killer. Prallethrin so quickly kills, that it kills wasps and hornets before it can release its stinging pheromone. It may be sprayed as a spot killer or contact killer. Stryker Wasp & Hornet acts quickly and leaves a residual to eliminate the entire nest.It may be used against stinging insects both inside and outside.

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  3. Gotcha Sprayer Pro Adaptor

    The Gotcha Sprayer Pro Adaptor is an adaptor to put on the end of an extension pole to spray an aerosol or dispense a dust for hard to reach areas. It is designed for daily use by a professional exterminator. Typical applications are for carpenter bee holes, wasp and hornet nests, dusting tall fruit trees and dusting gardens. With this adapter you can reach areas without ladders, reducing falling risks. It also has an adjustable angle so you can use it to apply dust without bending or climbing.

    A standard threaded extension pole found at home and garden centers will fit.

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  4. Essentria Wasp and Hornet Spray

    Essentria Wasp and Hornet Spray features botanically based active ingredients (peppermint oil and sodium lauryl sulfate) for the control of Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, and Spiders. This forming formula provides immediate knockdown of these flying insects and is non-staining and water-based.

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  5. Cyper WSP-Envelopes and Pail

    Starting at: $10.18

    Now Cyper WP comes in water-soluble packets for mixing convenience. Cyper WSP compares to the popular Demon WP envelopes, with the same active ingredient, 40.0% Cypermethrin.

    Cyper WSP achieves a quick knockdown and long-lasting control of 30 nuisance pest.

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  6. PT Wasp & Hornet Killer Freeze II- 17.5 oz

    PT Wasp Freeze II will not only give you an instant knockdown but will shoot 15 feet away. The quick kill is so quick that the stinging insect has no chance to release it's stinging pheromone, reducing possibility of stings. This fast acting formulation will provide complete elimination of nests. PT Wasp and Hornet Killer Freeze is formulated to provide instant knock down of wasps and hornets. This spray can travel 15 ft. to provide applicator safety.

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  7. Wasp-X

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    Wasp-X is more than a typical Wasp Freeze type of aerosol. Not only will Wasp-X give you a quick kill, but it has a residual in a foam formulation. You can also use Wasp-X to reach nests 20 feet away, although it is best to spray stinging insects nests such as wasps, hornets and yellow jackets in their entrances. Spray at dusk or night, when there is decreased activity. Another major difference between Wasp-X and some other wasps sprays on the market, is that it is water based, reducing stains.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  8. Bonide Wasp & Hornet Aerosol

    This flying insect aerosol by Bonide for wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and carpenter bees. Bonide's Wasp & Hornet spray contains three active ingredients, Tetramethrin 0.1%, Permethrin 0.25% and Piperonyl Butoxide 0.50% to give an instant knock down and residual power.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  9. onide's Stinger  Wasp and Hornet Foam

    Bonide's Stinger Wasp and Hornet Foam

    Stinger Wasp and Hornet Foam produces a foam that envelopes stinging and biting insects. It entraps them and kills them instantly. Stinger Wasp and Hornet Foam by Bonide can reach nests up t o20' above ground. It coats the nests for a complete kill and leaves a residual action to kill any returning insects. It is a water-based formula and contains no CFC.

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  10. Defense SC -PT and Gallon

    Starting at: $33.50

    D-FENSE (Defense) SC (Compare to Suspend SC) is a concentrated suspension of pure microcrystals of the active ingredient Deltamethrin. Learn More

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Wasp Problems

There are over 100,000 species of wasps worldwide. The most common species is the paper wasp. Hornets and yellowjackets are also classified as vespid wasps, but some people mistake them for bees. Wasps can nest in a wide range of areas and prefer places like attics, sheds, chimneys, and eaves. One of the biggest threats from wasps is their ability to defend their colony. They will attack and sting when disturbed or their nests are threatened. Unlike bees, they can sting several times without causing harm to themselves. Their stings can lead to serious complications if attacked by a swarm or you have an allergic reaction to their venom. They are most aggressive around nest sites and present the greatest danger when they nest near an entrance to a home or office.

Wasps release pheromones that signal other wasps in the colony to attack when they feel threatened. They can call the entire swarm for help. Hundreds of people die each year from allergic reactions to wasp venom. Hornets are also a problem in beekeeping communities because they can feed on bees and can eliminate a whole colony in a matter of hours.

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