How do I get rid of wasps and keep them from coming back?


wasp keep returning to the eves /lives in the hollow of my house wasp spray does help but they return.

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  • Gk Gk on Oct 02, 2019

    If they are returning there must still be a nest. Usually once you get rid of a nest the wasps don't return.

  • We had the same problem, Scott. My husband just kept spraying until they finally gave up. We had yellow jackets and they were persistent!

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Oct 02, 2019

    If you don't see a paper cone where they hang out they may have found a way into the siding. If you see a nest hanging on underside of eave knock it down and trash. No nest and they return; get someone to check if they found a way in.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 02, 2019

    Hi Scott,

    We solved a similar wasp problem, they were getting into small gaps where the siding trim met the siding.

    What I did was protect any plants below with newspaper, then at dusk (dawn is good too-because they return to the nest to rest). I took an automotive spray protectant called Armor All and sprayed up there-it has a good distance stream to it on the plastic bottle. Be ready to run and get inside. The Armor All is a petroleum product and it coats the wasps' wings so they cant fly, usually they then just drop and die.

    Repeat as necessary.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 02, 2019

    Try termite spray

  • Scott Scott on Oct 02, 2019

    To Ann, Deanna, Redcatcec, Kathy: thank you, thank you, thank you. I will gett 'er done and post my results.

  • Get a few dollar store paper lunch bags. Blow them up and puff them out. Hang from eves of house. Front, back and sides. They think it is a competing nest and will go elsewhere. Then tackle the rest, just call an exterminator to handle for you.

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