Steps For Safely Dealing With Wasps Behind Your House's Siding

Posted on: 23 September 2016


It's a concern when you notice a wasp nest hanging from a tree in your yard, but the one benefit to this location is that it's visible. Whether you attempt to remove it on your own or prefer to call a pest control service, it's clear when the problem is eradicated. Things aren't so clear-cut when you see wasps landing on the siding of your home and disappearing out of sight. While an occasional wasp could simply be checking out the environment, there's also a real concern that many wasps are building a nest out of sight. If you frequently see wasps disappearing behind your siding, it's time to take action.

Choose The Right Time

It's generally advisable to deal with wasps either early in the morning or late in the evening. In both cases, you can expect that the bulk of the wasps will be in their nest behind your home's siding. If you act quickly, you can eradicate the nest before any wasps get out to sting you. Depending on the time of year, the climate can also play to your advantage. For example, a chilly autumn morning or evening is likely to find the wasps not as aggressive as they might be during the warmer daytime.

Get The Proper Product

Buy a spray can of insect killer at your local home supply store. Make sure you get a product designed to deal with wasps in their nest; this product is thick and foamy, not unlike shaving cream. The product not only kills the wasps with poison, but also temporarily seals off the area so that wasps can't escape. If you were to use a general insect killer, the wasps would immediately vacate the nest upon sensing the poison, and you'd be at risk of getting stung.

Mount Your Attack

Each time you notice wasps going behind your siding, try to remember the exact spot in which they enter. This can reveal the probable location of their nest. At the right time, affix the spray straw to the can and insert the tip of the straw into the opening around where you see the wasps entering. Press the button on the top of the spray can to release a steady stream of foam, and don't skimp; let the foam flow for several seconds until it's oozing through any openings in the area. Remember, applying enough foam will trap and kill the wasps; not using enough could put you at risk of being stung. Monitor the area in the next few days. If you continue to see a presence of wasps, repeat the application. If the problem appears too large, call a pest control service such as Eagle Pest Eliminators.