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How to Get Rid of Wasps Around Your Home and Yard

A wasp infestation can lead to panic issues during summer and fall months when you try to enjoy the outdoors. Sweet drinks, sweet treats, and your barbecue spread are all attractive to those annoying wasps, not to mention their painful stings.

How to Prevent Wasps


Check Out Our Article On How to Identify Your Stinging Pests


4 Steps to Keep Your Family and Yourself Safe from Wasps 

  1. Identify any nest locations (garages, sheds, walls openings, under eaves, fence, trees, etc.).
  1. Keep away from nests; do not disturb them, and treat them with a wasp spray.
  1. Keep screens on windows and doors shut to prevent wasps from entering the inside of your home.
  1. Don’t attract them. Keep food covered and sealed. Keep trash cans covered and away from outdoor gathering areas.

Remember to keep yourself safe and treat wasps and their nests with a specific wasp spray that offers quick knockdown and a long-distance spray.

Stinging Insects: Know the Difference 

Stinging Insects


Paper Wasps


While not an aggressive species by nature, paper wasps will

sting if they are disturbed or their nest is threatened.

Where they nest:

Paper wasps build their comb nests to hang from objects like twigs and branches of trees and shrubs, porch ceilings, the tops of windows and doorframes, railings, and more.



Become aggressive when the nest is threatened. Painful sting. Can sting multiple times. People allergic to their venom can have severe reactions.

Where they nest:

Nest in the ground, can attach to tree branches or shrubs, or under eaves and porches of homes. Only the Queen lives through winters.



Need to eliminate the nest when it is close to your home. High risk to those with allergies and small children.

Where they nest:

Large oval shape, paper nests, up to 14” in diameter and over 24” in length. Build nests in shady areas that are protected from the elements.

Honey Bees


Very docile. Important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Should have nests removed by a professional rather than destroy it.

Where they nest:

They can nest in hollow trees or wall voids.

Wasp Control and Prevention Tips:

  • Set traps
  • Seal up cracks & crevices
  • Keep landscape tidy
  • Plant insect-repelling plants such as geranium, basil, mint, marigold, eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, etc.
  • Remove food sources


Do you fancy yourself an expert wasp remover? What are your secrets? Post a comment. We’d love to hear from you!



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