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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. 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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  2. Dynatrap Outdoor Insect Trap with Stand
    $148.95

    Dynatrap Outdoor Insect Trap will attract and trap biting flies, mosquitoes, wasps, hornets, Asian beetles, yellow jackets, stink bugs, no se-see-ums and more flying insects. Dynatrap Outdoor Insect Trap will cover 1/2 acre flying insect control (may be used inside as well). Simply add water to this trap and start trapping. The water tray will collect rain water after the initial placement. The water tray lures the egg-laying insects.

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  3. 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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  4. Cyper WSP-Envelopes and Pail

    Starting at: $8.93

    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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  5. PFT Yellow Hanging Station

    Use PFT Yellow Hanging Stations for trapping, killing and baiting flying insects. These versatile traps can trap a variety of flying insects, such as flies, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets and other flying insects. It has a removable molded-in aperture disc which allows for a variety of opening sizes, which enables the capture of most flying insects. If you need to use it to trap pantry moths or use it as a bait station, the disk pops out easily.

    It uses a standard 16 oz drink cup to capture the flying insects. Simply replace the cup when it is dirty or full. Each station comes with a 16 oz disposable cup and hanging wire.

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  6. Drione Dust - 1 lb and 7 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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  7. 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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  8. Defense SC -PT and Gallon

    Starting at: $43.26

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

    Starting at: $47.08

    We carry the generic of Demand CS, LambdaStar Ultracap 9.7 CS for a whole lot less. Both: Demand CS, LambdaStar 9.7 Ultracap, has the active ingredient and are long lasting micro-encapsulated formulas giving the same great results.It has the additional benefit of less harm to the environment due to its formulation.

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  10. 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

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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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