Wasps and Hornets Control Tips
Hornets and Yellow Jackets are far more challenging and dangerous to control than paper wasps.
The best time to treat is at night, when the hornets and wasps are less aggressive.
Hornets nests have a single opening, usually toward the bottom, where the wasps enter and exit.
It is essential that the paper envelope of the nest not be broken open during treatment or the angry wasps will scatter in all directions, causing even greater problems.
A full wasp suit sealed at the wrists, ankles, and collar is recommended when disposing of a hornet nest.
Treatment of wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets is best performed at night; paper wasps can be eliminated during the daytime provided you do not stand directly below the nest during treatment.
Most wasp and hornet sprays cause insects to drop instantly when contacted by the insecticide.
Standing directly below a nest increases one’s risk of being stung.
Spraying into wasp nests should ALWAYS be done at night. Wasps are far less aggressive and are all at home. Caution should be taken when inspecting wasps nest during the day.