We have had an unusually high number of customers asking about wasp control, so this must be a banner year for the stinging insects. We recommend Fertilome Wasp and Hornet Killer and Bengal Wasp and Hornet Killer.
Here are some tips to keep you safe:
- Treat the nests at night when there is less chance of being stung.
- Cover all exposed skin and tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks.
- If you are using a flashlight, cover the lens with red cellophane because wasps are attracted to yellow light.
- Plan an escape route -- just in case.
However, if the nest location is isolated, you might choose to leave them alone. Wasps are considered a beneficial insect, preying on caterpillars and flies, so it they don't present a hazard, it's a good idea to let Mother Nature eventually take care of the nests with freezing weather.