Question by  alexacalhoun (17)

How do you get rid of hornets and or wasps?

I have a hornet infestation in my front yard and really need to get rid of them safely.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

Try spraying them with a mixture of dish soap and water, you need to spray it fast and saturate it. Using the dish soap bottle will work, or if the hive is big, split up the solution into 2 or more bottles, or use any preferred spraying method. Let this sit and allow time for the nest to die.


Answer by  Spock (261)

The easiest way is to saturate the nest with Raid or similar wasp spray. Stand well back and make sure the entire nest is soaked. It's best to do this at dusk, when the wasps will be settling down to sleep. After a day or two, if there's no further activity, dispose of the nest in the trash.


Answer by  m3ta4 (774)

Depending on the size, you might want to contact a professional to get rid of the infestation. Otherwise, simple sprays can be bought and you can do it yourself.


Answer by  SharlaBrown (221)

The safest way to get rid of hornets is to call a pest control company that will send trained professionals. Smoking out the wasps is a dangerous do-it-yourself solution.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

The best thing to do is call an exterminator and have them take care of it because they have the equipment to do it safely. You can always try a bug zapper but you must be very careful.

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