Asked on May 9, 2017

How can I get rid of ground wasps?

Cara Hermansen-MitchellShirley HeadleyCrystal Jozefick


I have ground wasp nests near my patio. They are sneaky little pests and make sitting out scary and unpleasant.
6 answers
  • Irwin Kleinman
    on May 9, 2017

    Try and find the nest. At night when it's cool use a wasp and hornet killer to spray the nest. If this fails use fire or call an extermator
  • Sue Lilly
    on May 9, 2017

    Poser called doff works wonders
  • JoAnne Fowler Gaytan
    on May 9, 2017

    There is a product called WHY (Wasps, hornets, yellowjackets). I got mine at Walmart, but have also seen it at Home Depot/Lowes. It is a trap that you hang away from your seating/garden areas. You have to refill it every couple weeks with the liquid attractant, but I cannot tell you how many wasps and yellow jackets I have disposed of. It will not get rid of every one of your wasps, but it has definitely cut down on the number of nests I have. I especially like it because the attractant does not attract honey bees, so they are safe to continue to pollinate the world! :)
  • Crystal Jozefick
    on May 9, 2017

    I would pour boiling water over them, but I would wait until early evening when they have settled down. I like this because it isn't a harsh chemical.
  • Shirley Headley
    on May 9, 2017

    we have them in our pastures-my husband pours gas over the nesting area to kill them. then he goes back & digs up the nest. You would be amazed at how big some of their nests are once you start digging. They can cover a very large area under ground as they spread their nest outwards.

  • Cara Hermansen-Mitchell
    on May 10, 2017

    boiling water should kill ivy too
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