If a wasps nest is your concern then killing products may be needed along with knowledge on the best time to kill them. As for the time, wasps retreat to their nest at night. With this in mind, the best time to kill them will be at dusk or before the sun comes up in the morning. Another very important thing to considered is your own safety, by making sure all of your skin is covered by some form of clothing to prevent being stung. Layers are also important to help prevent the sting reaching your skin. The cheapest way to kill them is to light a fire under the nest if it is possible. The smoke from the fire will suffocate the wasps inside the nest and if it is done at the correct time, most of them will be killed. Some may fly away and escape but with the rest inside the nest dead, as long as the nest is destroyed, they will not return.
If it is not possible to light a fire under the nest then wasp killing products will be needed. Their are foams available that can be sprayed at a safe distance and again, this should be done at the rite time for the best results. Some sites believe it is a good idea to nock the nest down while spraying, I believe it is best to leave the nest until the majority of wasps are dead and to then destroy the nest. This way you are even less likely to be stung.
Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?
- Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
- Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
- Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
- Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
- Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
- Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
- Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
- Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
- Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
- Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
- Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
- Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.