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To kill a wasp

I need ideas from those who know. I have wasps and mud daubers nesting and swarming around my house. It's a two story, and I can't climb about on the roof (but I can climb a ladder). Naturally, I'd like to get rid of them.
I'm thinking some kind of bait-and-kill poison or trap. I also have
hummingbirds, and don't want to harm them. Has anyone dealt with
this, and can you tell me what worked for you? Thanks much.

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I have a two story and had a nest. It had about 20-30 wasps. I bought a 30'spray shot can off "Wasp Killer". It was easy and fast. Had a few come at me. But nothing to really worry about.

It would really only shoot about 20' hard. So If your shot is less than 20' great. If not water hose man.

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I should elaborate. I regularly see wasps entering a leaving from the eaves (into the attic). I can't readily locate them in the attic. That's why I feel I
need to bait them. Direct application of insecticide doesn't seem practical.
So, I'd like to either trap and kill them outside the house, or have them carry
the poison back to the nest to kill the colonies. Nuking the house has
occured to me, but there are significant downsides to that!

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Try the wasps traps, Usally during this time of the year, I'll fill up two or three traps half way. And the traps are about 4"x4"x12" and hang from a tree

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Try the wasps traps, Usally during this time of the year, I'll fill up two or three traps half way. And the traps are about 4"x4"x12" and hang from a tree
Is there a brand and source (store) that you recommend?

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get ya a case of the spray killer, a yard chair, some shade and a case of beer. every time you see one of em land give him a squirt. it might take a while but its allot more efective than traps. also I dunno if this will help you any or not but at night all of the hornets go back to the hive and sleep so if you can find the hive then night time is the best time to shoot the whole nest with the spray.

oh and the spray kills them instantly as soon as it hit them if that helps too.



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get ya a case of the spray killer, a yard chair, some shade and a case of beer. every time you see one of em land give him a squirt. it might take a while but its allot more efective than traps. also I dunno if this will help you any or not but at night all of the hornets go back to the hive and sleep so if you can find the hive then night time is the best time to shoot the whole nest with the spray.

oh and the spray kills them instantly as soon as it hit them if that helps too.
I've tried spraying them individually. It's satisfying, but not cost effective.
As stated, I can't locate the hives. So I'm thinking about traps and bait
that can be taken back to the hive.

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Where they are intering is where you have to concentrate on.
If you saturate the wood at the point of entery with wasp spray it will kill them when they land and walk through the hole or seem they are using.
Gasoline works better than wasp spray but use at your own risk.
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