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 Wasps going into my soffit how do I murder them?
wesmerc  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 4:53:22 PM EST
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CWO  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 4:55:08 PM EST
Wasp spray after sundown. Then caulk it closed.
Ventilator  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 4:55:14 PM EST
Fire.

I suggest spraying a lot of gasoline in there and throwing a match in. POOF! No more wasps.

Make sure your insurance is good first....

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wesmerc  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 4:56:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:
Wasp spray after sundown. Then caulk it closed.


Caulk ~200 ft of soffit closed?
azjeeper  [Member]
3/22/2012 4:57:40 PM EST
The spray should do it...kills them instantly!
Molotov357  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 4:57:45 PM EST
Get an industrial sized tub of wasp kill concentrate and a pump sprayer.
EHenry  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 4:58:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Wasp spray after sundown. Then caulk it closed.


Caulk ~200 ft of soffit closed?


What's open concerning your soffit? Other than vents, mine's locked down.
DragoMuseveni  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 4:59:00 PM EST
Carb cleaner.
wesmerc  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:01:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By EHenry:
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Wasp spray after sundown. Then caulk it closed.


Caulk ~200 ft of soffit closed?


What's open concerning your soffit? Other than vents, mine's locked down.


I have seen them going in several places. Wasps dont need much of a gap do they? It's vinyl if it matters. 24ft up too
douglasmorris99  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:04:54 PM EST
Get a wasp trap,

I have 2 at the ranch and havnt had major wasp issues in the last 2 years

looks like a plastic bee hive with small access holes
fill with apple juice and raw meat

draws in wasps and yellow jackets,

get the queens early in the spring and no more wasps most of the summer...very few anyways, I do find the occasioal nest in the barn

also, have whitel blue or gray soffits and porch ceilings and you're reduce nesting..cant build a nest on a cloud..
h3smith  [Member]
3/22/2012 5:05:42 PM EST
What did protestants ever do to you?
RI0T  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:06:01 PM EST

killdozer


TAP  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:06:19 PM EST
Put some Sevin dust in a dry, empty plastic bottle. Drill holes in the cap. Squeeze bottle to "poof" some dust up there. Dead wasps.
Cpt_Kirks  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:06:45 PM EST
Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40 watt range.

RaisedByWolves  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:11:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Carb cleaner.


pivoproseem  [Member]
3/22/2012 5:15:53 PM EST
Starting spray has ether in it..instant death for wasps.
piccolo  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:17:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By pivoproseem:
Starting spray has ether in it..instant death for wasps.



Brake cleaner works, too.

Depidy_Dawg  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:18:24 PM EST
Get a small paper lunch sack, crumple up a page of newspaper and place it inside the bag. Twist top of bag until it looks like an upside down light bulb. Staple pointed end of bag underneath soffit. Wasps are highly visual creatures and will see bag as a rival wasp nest. They will leave.

I do this every year and never get wasps.
StretchMaK  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:20:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By pivoproseem:
Starting spray has ether in it..instant death for wasps.



Brake cleaner works, too.





Dead before they hit the ground

Texdiver  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:23:05 PM EST
Leave them alone, let the queen make some more of those evil bastards, THEN kill them.
I cultivate those big red wasps all summer. Then the first cold morning in October, when they are all on the nest, BAM....2 cans of knockdown and kill ALL them MF'ers. Queen, workers, and babies; no one escapes the wrath of Texdiver.
RV8guy  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:28:13 PM EST
Soapy water kills them DRT on the cheap. Find the nest then at sundown give them a good glass full.
bdgenz  [Member]
3/22/2012 5:34:56 PM EST
Oh, I love teh fuckz outta those guys...

1) Broom handle

2) Old 2 lb coffee can

3) duck tape

4) amonia

5) profit

Instant death, faster than fire.

Now, to make it all explode, that would be fun.
Keith_J  [Life Member]
3/22/2012 5:37:06 PM EST
CCI shotshells . From 8-12 feet. The .45 ACP ones will tear up too much, .22 LR will do just fine.
CWO  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:40:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Wasp spray after sundown. Then caulk it closed.


Caulk ~200 ft of soffit closed?

Unless you want to be spraying once a week for the remainder of the season - yes.
SevenMaryThree  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 5:41:50 PM EST
Section 8 the fascia to black ants. The wasps will move out in droves.
Chert  [Member]
3/22/2012 5:43:34 PM EST
Well if you want to have fun doing it then go buy one of those cheap electric airsoft full auto machine guns. THe mini AR would be the obvious choice. An uzi or and ak would be acceptable. Get a bottle of airsoft BBs and appropriate batteries. Lock and load and stand back about 15 - 20ft from where the wasps are entering. I have mostly done this on nests built on the outside of the house but it should work. Blast the wasps as they hover and land. I have never had any figure out what is going on because I could stand far enough away. The hail of BBs should eventually whack one. When you hit them square they drop and do not come back up. You can cut the nest down (if it is visible) with a couple of minutes of blasting away at it. I dare you not to get a stupid grin on your face like this when you start knocking down wasps. A few might get freaked out and fly away before you kill them but they will be back. Of course you could just blast away with a real full auto AR if you have a class III and no neighbors. THe boring way would be to buy the foam spray and foam the places they are going in. As they try to go in or out it will get them or drive them away.
out-a-ammo  [Member]
3/22/2012 5:43:42 PM EST
I would move to a Catholic neighborhood.


Navok  [Member]
3/22/2012 5:44:47 PM EST
Find their entrance and spray some delta dust into and around it with a crusader duster. Some yellowjackets moved into my apartment wall last summer and this was the ONLY thing that worked. Destroyed all of them in a few days since they track it back into their nest. It also has the benefit of being waterproof.
navvet89  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 6:02:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
I would move to a Catholic neighborhood.



*rimshot*
redfish86  [Team Member]
3/22/2012 6:07:38 PM EST
Yalls yellow jackets are confused. They are supposed to nest underground.
jjc155  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 3:14:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:
Wasp spray after sundown. Then caulk it closed.


this, get the Spectracide Dielectric spray from HD/Lowes. Comes in a white spray can. shoots like 30 ft and kills em DRT.

J-
nucstl1  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 3:22:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Get a small paper lunch sack, crumple up a page of newspaper and place it inside the bag. Twist top of bag until it looks like an upside down light bulb. Staple pointed end of bag underneath soffit. Wasps are highly visual creatures and will see bag as a rival wasp nest. They will leave.

I do this every year and never get wasps.


This works. I use toilet paper tubes, but the same principle.
72coupe  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 3:38:46 AM EST
Unless you really like spiders in and around you house, leave them alone.
Keith_J  [Life Member]
3/23/2012 7:30:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By redfish86:
Yalls yellow jackets are confused. They are supposed to nest underground.

Some paper wasps look like yellow jackets. Paper wasps aren't nearly as crazy, thankfully. Yellow jackets will fuck your shit up for sure.
armoredsaint  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 7:31:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By azjeeper:
The spray should do it...kills them instantly!

+1 and run.
surveyor3  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 7:33:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By SevenMaryThree:
Section 8 the fascia to black ants. The wasps will move out in droves.


Abearir  [Member]
3/23/2012 7:50:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By pivoproseem:
Starting spray has ether in it..instant death for wasps.



Brake cleaner works, too.



So does 1 cup of liquid dish detergent mixed in a gallon of water........ spray with pump garden sprayer. Knocks em right out of the air and foams up a hive real good.
redfish86  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 7:51:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By redfish86:
Yalls yellow jackets are confused. They are supposed to nest underground.

Some paper wasps look like yellow jackets. Paper wasps aren't nearly as crazy, thankfully. Yellow jackets will fuck your shit up for sure.


Been there, done that.


Perhaps the worst experience with one of the little fuckers was screaming down a sweet downhill in the N GA Mtns on my mountain bike. Must have gone thru some kind of swarm. About 10 of the little bastards got inside the unzipped part of my jersey near the neck. I don't know if the repeated stings or the epic crash into the trees was worse.
mongreltude  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 7:51:58 AM EST
wasps are your friend.
WoodsmithWASP  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 1:24:46 PM EST
Feed them "Purple Drank" instead of wine.
Justa_TXguy  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 1:32:24 PM EST
1. Buy a couple cans of wasp killer. Get used to walking around the outside of your house every so often, bringing the murder.

2. Google "waspinator". They look weird but work. $5.
pv74  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 1:33:26 PM EST
Burn the house down.
captainpooby  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 1:36:40 PM EST
First, join your neighborhood watch group.
4v50  [Member]
3/23/2012 1:37:55 PM EST
If you have time, a weed whacker, some beer and a buddy with his own weed whacker, get one going and hold up the weedwacker. It will zap them as they emerge. Your buddy's is backup in case yours takes a dive. They never see it coming.
clamman  [Member]
3/23/2012 1:46:01 PM EST
From far away with wasp spray!
clamman  [Member]
3/23/2012 1:47:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By 4v50:
If you have time, a weed whacker, some beer and a buddy with his own weed whacker, get one going and hold up the weedwacker. It will zap them as they emerge. Your buddy's is backup in case yours takes a dive. They never see it coming.


I would like to watch that on video!
kabal57  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 1:50:38 PM EST
Fire. Duh.
Oh, and videotape the results.
DrHouse  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 1:52:34 PM EST
In before "Blade at 45" ?
4v50  [Member]
3/23/2012 1:55:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By clamman:
Originally Posted By 4v50:
If you have time, a weed whacker, some beer and a buddy with his own weed whacker, get one going and hold up the weedwacker. It will zap them as they emerge. Your buddy's is backup in case yours takes a dive. They never see it coming.


I would like to watch that on video!


Dayam you're right. Gotta git a third buddy in there with a video. Either that or a tripod. This is LiveLeak or boobTube material
B2K_Ranch  [Team Member]
3/23/2012 2:11:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Originally Posted By CWO:
Wasp spray after sundown. Then caulk it closed.


Caulk ~200 ft of soffit closed?


Hey I did it. Took 9 tubes but I dont get spiders anymore
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