Red Wasp!


Any suggestions? Ew.....

q red wasp
  18 answers
  • Joan Joan on Sep 21, 2018

    get a sprayer and some wasp spray.

  • Rachel Rachel on Sep 21, 2018

    be sure to spray at nite when the wasps are in a calm stage.

  • Ken Hoover Ken Hoover on Sep 21, 2018

    Call a pro...what you see is about a tenth of the problem!

  • Joycekozachenko Joycekozachenko on Sep 22, 2018

    use a dry vac at nite and leave it up and on a day or two

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 22, 2018

    Hi Laurinda,

    You have a true infestation and there are 2 ways to handle this problem, as i see it.

    From your picture, it is difficult to see how far up the roof is from the ground and if my first suggestion is a viable one.

    When it is dusk spray with with a wasp killing product that will go a good distance, giving space between them and you. Wear protective clothing. You may have to do this several times to get the population gone. Then when no more activity, seal up where they have been going in and out.

    Hire an exterminator, they will kill them and follow through with subsequent visits to make sure their job was successful.

    Here's a link with more detail:

    Best to you

  • Norma LaPradd Norma LaPradd on Sep 22, 2018

    WD40. Spray the eaves. My husband was not a believer till he tried. They can't get to the nest and the nest does also.

  • I agree with Ken. Call a professional!

  • Holy guacamole!

  • Land Land on Sep 22, 2018

    I have them too and hubby says they aren't bothering us!

  • Ann Ann on Sep 22, 2018

    gosh, call the pro -- you could die with an attack by that infestation and not worth taking a chance

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Sep 22, 2018

    This link will give some info. They may not be bothering you as in stinging, but these have moved into your home; walls, attic, etc. They also make their next out of WOOD that they chew up to create the usual paper looking nest. They will spread through out the house in time. The rest of nest dies out but queen lives on inside during winter.

  • Laurinda Blake Davis Laurinda Blake Davis on Sep 22, 2018

    We have sprayed several years ago after I got stung three different times while sleeping. We then decided to see how they were getting in the house . My husband sprayed from the outside while I had spray on the inside. When he started spraying about 50 red wasps started dropping from the vent. I managed to get them all killer but I don’t know if I can do that again. Whoever said buying an old house would be great must of never seen my old house.

  • Mindy D. Mindy D. on Sep 22, 2018

    EXTERMINATOR...! I WOULD NOT mess with this horde of wasps..!

  • M_m33576928 M_m33576928 on Oct 01, 2018

    Susan Patterson had an articial on-line. 8 Genius way to get rid of Wasp & Keep Them Away. I couldn't beleive it really worked. Plain soap and water in a hose sprayer or spray bottle. The soapworks to clog their breathing spores and they die almost instantly. It works on flys too. Add 2 tbls of dish soap to a spray bottle. Give it a try the price is right and it's safe around the family pets. Good luck and be safe.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Oct 01, 2018

    I’d hate to see the size of their nest!!

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Oct 13, 2018

    OMG! Get a professional to kills these beasts. I use a spray on the nests at dusk but I think you have far too many there and may well get badly stung.

  • Archer Archer on Oct 14, 2018

    Place a ladder near the nest.

    Take a shop vac and tape the hose to the ladder so the very end is very close to the entrance for the nest.

    Put a bit of soapy water in the shop vac.

    Turn on shop vac and let it run for a few hours.

    Ive done this a few times and it works amazingly well.