Sunday, July 19, 2009


We have wasps. Bald-faced hornets to be exact (but IANAE*). Thankfully they are outside, in a tree. But now I have to go and remove their nest. Their nest is 15 feet high. Does anyone have any good methods for killing wasps that high up? I'm thinking I'll use that raid stuff that shoots a jet of killing foam whilst standing on a ladder.

*I am not an entomologist.


Nick Matthews said...

The foam jet spray works really well. Make sure that you hit the entry hole at the bottom from below. Obviously you don't want to be too close to the nest, but if you hit the entry well, you shouldn't have to worry too much about making them angry. I would suggest waiting until dusk to hit them, as most of the wasps should be in the nest.

the Doug said...

I've used the foam before as well. The nest I hit wasn't as high but it worked really well for me. I sprayed it with foam went in the house and knocked it down the next day

Richard Siemens said...

Looks like foam is the way to go. I'll pop by Canadian Tire today and pick up a can.