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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. JT Eaton 116 Inch Pro Line Extension Pole
    $21.00

    116 Inch Pro Line Extension Pole (( T1700BK2) Learn More
  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. Cy-Kick CS

    Starting at: $47.50

    Cy-Kick CS liquid concentrate insecticide: Cy-Kick (Cy Kick, Cykick) provides 60-90 days residual, controlling a broad spectrum of insects indoors and outdoors. Cy Kick CS is known for its Cool Cap microencapsulation technology, which increases the number of microcapsules while decreasing their size, providing superior surface coverage. Cy-Kick CS leaves no visual residue.
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  5. Demand CS

    Starting at: $47.08

    Demand CS, by Syngenta is a general multi-purpose insecticide. Demand CS is a pyrethroid insecticide in a microencapsulated water-based formulation. This microencapsulation not only gives you a longer residual, but there is no stain. Demand CS can be applied at low concentrations, so you have less pesticide exposure. Demand CS contains Lambda-Cyhalothrin 9.7 as an active ingredient. We recommend looking at LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 or Cyzmic CS if you like this product. These two products use the same active ingredient and are just as effective but at a much lower cost.

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  6. Tempo Ultra SC

    Starting at: $47.50

    Tempo SC Ultra (Cyfluthrin, cyano 11.8%) is the perfect all around spray for both indoor and outdoor applications. Tempo SC Ultra has no odor and is non- staining and long lasting. 1- 8 oz. bottle of Tempo SC Ultra makes an average of 30 gallons Learn More
  7. Tandem Insecticide

    Starting at: $125.50

    Tandem Insecticide combines two powerful active ingredients for two modes of action. Tandem Insecticide is formulated with thiamethoxam (neonicotinoid class) and lambda-cyhalothrin (pyrethroid family). These two active ingredients not only give you a quick kill, but provide a residual for long term control. This new product by Syngenta is also formulated with a patented iCap technology. This a technique that uses multiple sizes of micro capsules that protect the active ingredients from harsh environmental conditions, providing a long term controlled release for up to four months.

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  8. Tempo Ultra WSP and Tempo Ultra WP

    Starting at: $15.50

    Tempo Ultra WP and Tempo Ultra WSP are odorless wettable powder insecticides containing 10% Cyfluthrin. As a members of the pyrethroid family of insecticides, they are extremely effective on a wide variety of insects. Not only can they be used for household pest control, they are also an outstanding lawn and garden insecticides. They are known for their quick knockdowns. Their long lasting residual actions will insure that you only have to spray every two to three months.

    They can also be used in food-handling establishments as well as USDA meat and poultry facilities but is not recommended for German Roach control.

    Tempo Ultra WP and Tempo Ultra WSP leave a white powdery film that is often noticeable on dark surfaces. If that is a concern, consider choosing Tempo Ultra SC formulation.

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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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