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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. Tempo Dust 1% Cyfluthrin

    Tempo Dust is noted for a quick knockdown and long term control of many insects. It is particularly effective on stinging insects such as, hornets, wasps and bees. Simply dust into their harborages. It works well on other insects as well such as roaches and many other perimeter pests.

    Tempo Dust is a pyrethroid dust that can be used inside or outside in dusting applications. Tempo Dust can be dusted into voids, cracks and crevices, and in and around structures using dusters such as hand duster or a power duster. It has excellent penetration into wall voids, securing equal coverage, and is odor-free and non-staining.

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  2. 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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  3. Drione Dust - 1 lb

    Starting at: $50.89

    Drione Dust is very light pyrethrin dust and is best applied with a hand duster. Just a little of Drione Dust has a great coverage. Because Drione Dust is so light, it floats to the targeted area effectively with a duster.

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  4. d-fense dust

    D-Fense Dustis a new Deltamethrin Dust, (Compare to Delta Dust). D-Fense Dust is a ready to use insecticide dust which gives an effective knockdown and residual control of up to 8 months if undisturbed.D-Fense Dust targets many insects such as  ants, bees, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish, ticks, termites, and numerous stored product pests.Defense Dust will not clump or absorb moisture as some dusts and is non-staining and odorless.
    Active Ingredient: 0.05 Deltamethrin
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  5. Delta Dust 1 lb

    Starting at: $21.50

    Active Ingredient in Delta Dust s Deltamethrin. Delta Dust is a long term residual dust that kills crawling and flying insects. Delta Dust treats for up to 8 months when left undisturbed. Odorless and non staining,  Delta Dust does not clump or absorb moisture. 1 lb of Delta Dust treats approx. 1000sq/ft.

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  6. B&G Dust-R Bulb Duster #1150
    $30.80

    B&G Bulb Dust-R M1150 by B&G equipment is a heavy duty bulb duster that hold 1 cup of dust or granules. This duster by B&G Equipment is very versatile with it's plastic extension tubes and belt-clip.
    The B&G Bulb Dust-R M1150 comes with plastic extension tubes that provide safe crack-and-crevice application around electrical outlets, and one extension can be used as a siphon tube in the bulb when applying granules. The bulb is made of natural rubber for maximum flexibility and long life along with featuring a "No Gasket" seal.

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  7. J.T.Eaton Insecticidal Duster #530 Bellow  Duster

    • Bellow Bulb Hand Duster is a perfect duster for small dusting applications. This bellow duster has a spring that is compressed in order to release the dust.
    • This duster will hold between 4 oz to 8 oz of dry dust. It would depend on the dry weight of the dust.
    • Has a rod for easy cleaning.
    • Can be held upright, or inverted for better dust dispersion.
    • Fill the bellow duster half way with a dust such as CimeXa Dust, D Fense Dust, Delta Dust , Drione Dust or other dusts.
    • When you squeeze the duster, the dust will come out of the end tip.This will allow you to inject dust into places like wall voids, light switch plates, and crack and crevices or any other places insects like to hide.
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  8. Bulb Duster 4oz.
    $12.95

    Bulb duster will hold up to 4 oz. of dry product. It's economical and useful to apply pesticide dusts. Learn More
  9. evergreen dust

    The active ingredient in EverGreen Pyrethrum Dust (formally-Pyganic Dust ) is Pyrethrin 1%. EverGreen Pyrethrum Dust has a rapid knockdown and is classifed as a botanical insecticide.This fine white dust has a low odor and controls a wide range of insects including bed bugs, bees, wasps,ants, roaches, spiders, centipedes and more. Learn More
  10. Cynoff Insecticide Dust

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    Cynoff Dust, with its quick kill is ideal for stinging insects like bees and wasps. Cynoff Dust contains Zeta-Cypermethrin which works much faster than regular cypermethrin. You get a residual dust with a quick knockdown with this insecticide dust.

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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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