Post # 1
There’s a really small wasp nest on the eave of my roof. It’s pretty high up – maybe another 5 feet above my highest reach??
There were 3 wasps visable on it last night – and when I left this morning I saw 2 on it, one flying around the roof, and another in the grass nearby.
My instinct was to spray it with water, so it dislogdges from the roof – but the last thing I wanted was angry wasps coming at me.
Again, the thing is tiny – and looks to be a paper wasp next (maybe 10 or so columns built at the most) – … so, I feel like I could knock it down with water… but, not sure if that’s the right thing to do.
I was thinking about getting wasp spray, but I don’t think the spray would reach all the way up there, unless I used a ladder… and then I feel like I’m just asking to be stung… since I can’t run away as easily.
Post # 3
get the wasp spray, long range, that stuff will shoot out like 20 feet, aim at the nest spray the nest, and run like hell, seriously, that is my answer, I’m terrified of wasps. . .
Post # 4
I think there are wasp sprays that are under high pressure and shoot quite a ways away. Just run to Lowes and see what they have. I wouldn’t knock it down without spraying it first.
Post # 5
oh yeah, and to add, if you spray it with water, it will only make them mad, not kill them. Spray the nest with water to knock it down AFTER the wasps are gone
Post # 6
Get the long-range stuff and spray it maybe in early evening when they are less active?
I hate wasps and their kind with an absolute passion. I grew up on a farm and the huts we kept our calves in were their favorites to build nests in. So you’d be hunched down crawling in a hut to clean it or something and there, right above your face is a new wasp nest.
One summer we kept noticing the smaller yellowjackets in our house/windows – especially in the bathroom. Here they had built a nest in the window between the screen and outer window. Got rid of it, problem solved.So we thought.
I went down to our basement one day to get something for my mom and stepped on a piece of glass (I thought) I immediately grabbed my foot and there was a yellowjacket between my toes. I had to pull the f-ing thing out, still alive, and stinging my foot. And thus began my phobia of wasps.
So they kept showing up and ond day my brother noticed something along the ceiling of our basement ( I think it’s what you would call an unfinished basement) And there was a HUGE nest about 10 feet along the wall by 1-2 feet out. Awesome. We had to have a professional come in, kicked us out, and then smoked the basement one evening. Not quite sure how he got them out (or if he killed them all) but he said we were lucky they never swarmed (we were in and out of that basement multiple times a day – slamming heavy doors and such right next to the nest) because there were more than enough to kill us. Fantastic.
Turns out the nest in the bathroom was a break-off of the main one. It was so big/crowded, some of them were moving on.
Yeah, I hate wasps.
Post # 7
Definitely get the wasp spray (not water!)
Wait until night time/dusk when they are all in there and less active.
Wear long sleeves/hoodie/pants/shoes.
Make sure to practice spray so you know where to aim/how it works!
Spray, run like hell to the back door, and have someone open it for you.
PS if you are scared, just look for a local pest control company to take care of it.
Post # 8
We always used Raid wasp spray- like others have suggested. We would stand as far away as possible and spray that thing.
Post # 9
I don’t have much more to add than the ladies above, but I have to admitt, my first smart ass answer to the title of the post was “Move out of the suburbs?”
Post # 10
thank you, thank you, thank you! I went to a hardware store, bought the wasp spray and that stuff worked like a charm! It shot SO FAR… and Darling Husband ended up finding TWO other nests on the side of the roof! All gone now – thank to the genius of the hive! 🙂 (We were about to shoot the nest with a hose… so, I’m EXTRA grateful for you – as that would have been the WRONG thing to do!).
Post # 11
Just as an extra note– dying wasps send out pheremones which attract other wasps. You should probably make sure all the wasps are dead and get that best far away from your house.