What To Look For In Wasp Control Products

Safe wasp removal requires choosing the best wasp control products for the job. Some wasp control products perform optimally on aerial nests as opposed to underground locations; while other products are most useful for short-term extermination projects. If chemicals are a concern, then look no further than some of great organic wasp control products available to homeowners today. Note: No matter which product you eventually decide upon, do-it-yourself pest control comes with some hazards. While most wasp control products are designed for quick extermination there is always the chance that a few pests will escape. Wasps can sting a person repeatedly so this is not a safe do-it-yourself pest control project for anyone with a wasp allergy.

First Be Prepared

If you do decide to continue with this do-it-yourself pest control process then be certain you understand all of the steps involved. Removing the wasps’ nest is the most hazardous and also the most effective wasp control solution. Simply buying a can of spray and shooting it in the direction of the nest is not going to yield the results you desire. Being prepared and taking all necessary precautions will help ensure safe and successful nest removal.
  1. Wait for evening when the wasps are more likely to be inside the nest.
  2. Wear protective clothing: long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves, and even goggles.
  3. Stand near the nest and spray your pest control product at the entrance/exit.
  4. Wait at least 24 hours before attempting to remove the nest. Keep children and pets away during this time.
  5. Look for any wasp activity and repeat the spraying process if needed.
  6. Once you believe the colony has been successfully exterminated, you can safely remove the nest from its location and dispose of it in the trash.

Wasp Aerosols

Aerosols are the most commonly used wasp removal products and can easily be found in department stores or your local grocery store. Wasp control products with the word freeze in the title are formulated for the quickest extermination. Aerosols work best on above-ground nests, so look for a product will long range spray capabilities to provide you with added safety. PT Wasp Freeze
  • Kills from 15 feet away
  • Effective extermination of bees, hornets, yellow jackets, and wasps
  • Active Ingredients: d-trans Allethrin and Phenothrin
Raid Wasp and Hornet Killer 33
  • Kills from 22 feet away
  • Exterminates the entire nest
  • Direction cone helps to direct the spray
  • Active Ingredients: Tetramethrin and Permethrin
Safer Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer
  • All-natural pest control
  • Formula is CFC free so has no lingering odor
  • Active Ingredients: D-limonene and Pyrethrins
Victor Poison-Free Wasp and Hornet Killer
  • Kills in seconds
  • Fresh mint scent
  • Safe for use indoors and out
  • Active Ingredient: Mint oil (8%)

Wasp Foams

Do-it-yourself wasp control products for underground nests contain foaming formulas. These products usually have a thin tube that attaches to the can allowing you to get into hard-to-reach areas like snake holes or rodent burrows. Enforcer Wasp and Yellow Jacket Foam
  • Shoots 20 feet
  • Fast Acting Blanketing Foam
  • Water based Formula
  • Active Ingredients: Tetramethrin and Sumithrin
Ortho Pro Select Hornet and Wasp Killer
  • Kills from 20 feet
  • Outdoor use only
  • Active Ingredients: Tetramethrin and Sumithrin

Wasp Traps

Traps are not the most effective wasp control products, because unless you trap the queen you are unlikely to achieve complete wasp extermination. However, they are an easy do-it-yourself pest control remedy, and the traps can draw wasps away from your home. If you do not know the location of the wasp nest then a trap may be your best option. Safer Brand Deluxe Yellow Jacket/Wasp Trap
  • A pesticide-free solution
  • Uses food-bait as the attractant
  • Refillable and reusable
Springstar Glass Wasp Trap
  • Certified green and pesticide free
  • Attractive way to exterminate wasps
  • Lure is USDA approved
Springstar Oak Stump Farms Yellow Jacket and Wasp Trap
  • No chemicals or poisons
  • Uses juice and meat as natural bait
  • Durable and reusable
  • Plastic trap with screw on lid

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