Since weed killer is ok, let me jump in with a question about the best
flying wasp killer.
I bought 2 cans of Spectracide, an alleged instant wasp insecticide
from Walmart. Total crap!! After dowsing large paper wasps, they
backstroke in the puddle fer a bit, then dry off and fly away. This,
despite claims of "kill on contact" and "guaranteed". Don't waste yer
I know from using it a previous year, Black Flag works pretty good.
ACE hardware brand also is not bad. Any brands out there that are
even better? Bear in mind, I want a straight stream spray so I can
hit the bastids from a distance. ;)
I'm in Ontario, and over here, apparently the best wasp deterrent is a
fake wasp nest placed near where the wasps would normally nest.
Apparently the wasps do not like to nest close to each other. I have
some neighbors who have tried it and said it worked like a charm.
I'm looking to try it in the spring.
Wasps are very territorial. It seems crazy, but we bought 4 of these,
and they WORK! Even had one in the attic during construction and there
were no wasps nesting in there.
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It must be that wasps in Ontario are more polite and respect the
territory and privacy of others. The wasps in Washington state don't
seem to care about population density or how close their neighbors
reside. I recently killed 3 active nests within an 8 foot span on the
south side of a house and 5 active nests within a 12 foot span on the
east side of the same house.
I don't recall ever trying Spectracide (green label), but every wasp-
killer spray that I have tried did the job. I like the foaming stuff
with a minimum range of 20 feet. The last time that I checked labels
for active ingredients, I found that they are all essentially the same
As an ex-fireman, I must finally state that what you suggest,
....apparently, in all seriousness!.... is about the stupidest thing
I've ever heard. Spraying your house with gasoline won't hurt? Are
you freakin' insane!?
Seriously, folks, anyone taking this guy's advice is an idiot.
Gasoline is cheap, readily available, and extremely effective.
It does pose some hazard, but an understandable and easily accommodated
hazard. I have never heard, moreover, of any unexpected result when using
gasoline as an insecticide.
yep it also works great as a vegation killer. i have used gasoline on
ground wasps, mark hole with long stick in daylight.
come back after dark with gasoline in bucket, approach quietely no
lights dump down hole.
do NOT LIGHT OR BURN!
thats not necessary the wasps are already dead.
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