Because many people are allergic to wasp venom and won't take the precaution of going to the doctor before trying to remove their wasp problem we recommend contacting a professional at all times. Despite our precautions here are some tips to help you get rid of a wasp nest.

  1. Go to your doctor and ensure that you are not allergic to wasp/hornet venom.
  2. Check what kind of wasps they are to see if they can be safely removed, or if poison is the only way.
  3. Buy a can of wasp/hornet remover and read the directions.
  4. Note the location of the nest. If it is near a doorway, make sure you have another means of entry to the home to use during treatment period.
  5. Wait for the appropriate time of day (as recommended on can). Night time is usually the best time of as the wasps/hornets will all be in or on the nest.
  6. Put on several layers of old clothes (to keep poison residue off your good clothes), with gloves and a hat.
  7. Wear a pair of goggles for eye protection.
  8. Clear the area of all pets and people---especially children.
  9. Position yourself near the nest but not underneath it. Have an escape route planned to use to get back into your home or to get away from that area.
  10. Spray plenty of poison directly at the nest. Don't stick around after you use the pesticide - clear the area immediately.
  11. Wait the recommended period of time avoid the area completely. (Many cans will say to wait overnight). Use your alternate door if the nest is near your entry door.
  12. Look to make sure there is no more activity in the nest. Once again put your goggles on and knock down the nest and dispose of it in your trash.

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