Wasp/Hornet Spray

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Wasp/Hornet Spray

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I know there are tons of sprays available at the big box stores.
Figured I'd ask if there's anything in particular that someone on here that maybe works better or is a better bang for the buck.

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Can't speak to effectiveness of any brand but I will caution that you're careful spraying against any plants / grass. I had a wasp nest in some hedges and they were nuked as a result.

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@robbybobby, interesting. In all the years I've been spraying, I can't say I've ever gotten any on a plant or Shrub. Good tip, though.

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We use this one from Wally World. Always had good spray distance with it. Keep a can on the back porch and one in the UTV/ATV just in case. Never had any issues with knock down or defective cans, though I'm sure it happens.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Spectracide- ... s/19802805

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I bought a carpenter ant kit from DoMyOwn several years ago. That problem was taken care of very quickly, but one of the products that came with it I continue to use all the time, especially for wasps:

https://www.domyown.com/temprid-ready-t ... PgEALw_wcB

Paper wasps and yellow jackets like to build nests in a few places around my house every spring, like behind my outdoor speakers mounted under an awning, and behind some window flower boxes. I keep that spray in the coat closet by my front door and whenever I see any action, it is the first thing I grab. They are gone in no time. I don't know how this thing is still going. I have been using it for like 5 years. Well worth it IMO.

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CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner. Works well. No residue. Will break down plastic with repeated use i.e. window trim.. Will kill vegetation so be careful. Kills ants, wasps, hornets, fly's.

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Can use spray for the NOW effect. But if you want to clear them out long term, I have been using Tempo dust (from DoMyOwn).
Get a duster bulb with a long reach just for the Tempo (label it too, it looks like diatomaceous earth).
I think it’s better than any spray I have ever used.

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tommyboy wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:33 pm
CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner. Works well. No residue. Will break down plastic with repeated use i.e. window trim.. Will kill vegetation so be careful. Kills ants, wasps, hornets, fly's.
I use brake clean on stink bugs too. Knocks them out in 20 seconds.

I came across a 6" wasp nest under my deck a couple days ago that had about 20-30 wasps in it. I hit it with Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer which basically foam coats the whole thing. They were toast in less than a minute.

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I like the CRC brand. I’ve been meaning to setup a sprayer for Tempo too.

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tommyboy wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:33 pm
CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner. Works well. No residue. Will break down plastic with repeated use i.e. window trim.. Will kill vegetation so be careful. Kills ants, wasps, hornets, fly's.
I had to laugh at this. I thought I was the only one using brake cleaner to kill wasps. It seems I'm not alone.

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Thought I'd circle back around on this old post.

I wound up using this stuff, and I will most definitley buy it again when I run out. It's a thick foam that doesn't run off like the other cheapo sprays. It literally just cakes on the hive/nest. Even the wasps can't fly off when they're caught in the foam. Good stuff. I recommend it.

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Recommendations for getting rid of them, and preventing new nests in trees?
Bonus points if I don't get stung in the process.

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Hit them at night when they are all there. I'd go double barrel. They will abandon it after one spray.

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