I am terrified and horrified with the red paper wasps that continue to love my home. From your video I have learned a lot and also see that I am up against a lot as I have not known what to do for years and did not realize that they tag houses with a scent. So, I am confident that they are overwintering in the roof over my porch. I do not see the wasps nest, so in order to remove the nest after treatment am I taking up the roof? I will do this if needed. I’ll do anything to be rid of these hateful things! I am concerned that the nest is massive as this has become a growing problem for many years. (I am the terrified wife of a man who is more annoyed by my mouthing than the wasps.) We now have a child that would like to play outside, but not until the idea of a queen wasp in the roof is handled.
Lastly, I will wear the gear and keep the kid at the grandparents for a while until the angry wretches are all dead, but is it best to buy all this gear and do it myself or are there not many pest control agencies using the methods discussed here?
Thank you for your informative videos. I have searched for a long time and never found you until tonight. I have dug up plants that I thought attracted them and various other things to no avail. I greatly appreciate your help!!
First, I’m not sure there is anything you’ll need to remove. As our WASP ARTICLE explains, these guys will over winter and come the spring, build new nests. Old ones are abandoned though scents and odors will persist which is why they tend to return more and more each year. So to kill the ones that might be living underneath roof shingles or under the house siding, dust with DRIONE and spray with CYPERMETHRIN. This alone should both kill what’s there and prevent any from coming around.
Second, retreat as is needed. We find that once every 1-2 months will usually do the job. After a complete season of steady treatments, the following year will result in a lot less wasps coming around because the odor will have dissipated enough so it will be barely detectable.
Lastly, wearing safety gear is always smart – especially if you’re allergic to being stung – but in the late winter these guys will still be dormant so the risks are usually low. Getting them while they’re still in a state of hibernation is always the best time so doing the work now with a DUSTICK and GOOD SPRAYER can really help keep them away for the warm season’s.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Wasp Control Article: http://www.wasps.net/wasp-and-hornet-control
Good Sprayer: http://www.bugspraycart.com/good-pump-sprayers