How do I get wasps from hanging around my house?

by Jennifer
Our home has wood siding and a few levels. My kids don't go outside much because of them. We dispose of any nests we see but they love us icon We can't enjoy our deck or yard because of them. HELP! Thank you!
q how do i get wasps from hanging around my house
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  • Holly Rockenbach Lamb Holly Rockenbach Lamb on Jun 03, 2017
    Check out the "waspinator" fake hornets nest at Amazon. We got one three years ago and it works great! We had trouble with them landing in our pool - 5 & 6 at a time. We couldn't enjoy swimming. We hung a waspinator from the house eave and it did the trick. Lately we have just used brown paperbags stuffed with plastic wal-mart bags.

  • Catherinesmith Catherinesmith on Jun 03, 2017
    What does one do?

  • SandyG SandyG on Jun 03, 2017
    Use Soap Sprays
    This is a method that you can easily apply in your home after you notice wasps are increasing in population. First, you need to identify the nests and prepare a solution of soap and other detergents that you use in your home.
    With the help of a garden hose you can spray the nest with the solution. This will kill the wasps naturally hence making you get rid of them easily.
    While spraying them you should be careful not to be stung by standing in a strategic position where they will not notice you easily.

  • Emily Hoti Emily Hoti on Jun 03, 2017
    Very beautiful writing thanks for share

  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Jun 03, 2017
    We had a similar problem around the entryway and down the breezeway of our house. It was compounded by the fact that I am seriously allergic to wasp/bee stings, to the extent that I carry an Epipen at all times. Eliminating these critters was important to us.

    After doing a lot of reading and investigation I learned that these insects are territorial and will be repelled if they feel another insect has taken up residence in their space. One of the best "nests" to hang near where the wasps are congregating is a hornet's nest.

    Now, it's not wise to use a real hornet's nest, but you can fashion a pretty good one (at least to a wasp's eyes) out of a brown paper bag and stuff it with styrofoam peanuts, plastic bags, whatever. Hang the fake nest where you want to send a "get away" message to your wasps.

    We've made three of these fake hornet's nests and placed them in strategic areas near our front entryway and the breezeway. We haven't had any problems with wasps for over three years. No nests to knock down, no wasps flying around.

    We even put several in our tractor/equipment building because wasps were a problem there, along with wood-boring bees. Both the wasps and bees are gone from that space, too.

  • Mary hannah Mary hannah on Jun 03, 2017
    have heard spraying with ammonia will drop them quickly--spray nests, too

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 03, 2017
    You can buy or make wasp traps too, I would hang out in the woods away from house.