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    Wasps in Soffit

    Couple weeks now we've been inundated with wasps. They're everywhere. Can't be outside without getting at least six that are buzzing around your head. They're mostly flying in and out of the soffit above the garage. I tried about ten cans of wasp spray, but it barely works because once the can is tilted upwards the spray dies off. Its also at the peak of the roof, and I have to be up on a ladder to spray. Its a real shit show.

    I could call a pest guy, but I have an idea.

    Could I connect a few lengths of PVC to the end of a leaf blower, notch a hole at the bottom where I'm standing, turn it on, and dump in the drione powder crap in it? Think that would work?

    There's this thing:
    https://www.amazon.com/Dustick-Duste.../dp/B003ORY5ZM

    but I'm too cheap when I think I could knock this out with a few lengths of PVC and a tapered exit.

    Will I die?

    #2
    Early in the morning knock the nest down with the pvc pipe then soak the wasps and nest with spray. Ymmv.

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      #3
      Originally posted by M92PV4U View Post
      Early in the morning knock the nest down with the pvc pipe then soak the wasps and nest with spray. Ymmv.
      Nah, these are ABOVE the soffit. No visible nest. Behind the vinyl.

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        #4
        Dawn dish soap in a weed sprayer. Mix about a quarter cup per gallon of water and hose the FUUUUCK out of the area so the soapy water soaks into the nest. The wasps will drown and/or suffocate in the foam.

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          #5
          Get comfortable on a ladder, set soffit vinyl on fire, and stab wasps with a fork as they fly out



          Have you tired pheremone wasp traps nearby?

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            #6
            CRC wasp and hornet killer:

            https://www.amazon.com/CRC-INDUSTRIE...91812054244-20

            This is what I use for wasps at remote tower sites. It has a 20' stream spray that works well, much better than the raid or spectracide sprays.

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              #7
              remove soffit at night when it's below 60
              murder nests
              Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                #8
                Pee on their nest, it will asset dominance and you will become their leader.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by 87manche View Post
                  remove soffit at night when it's below 60
                  murder nests
                  I'm not 100% sure I really to get in there. Especially on a somewhat tall ladder at night on a sloped dirt driveway.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by woods View Post

                    I'm not 100% sure I really to get in there. Especially on a somewhat tall ladder at night on a sloped dirt driveway.
                    well you're not gonna get the problem solved by piece meal killing a few here and there.

                    the soffit will just pop out if it's vinyl.
                    Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by woods View Post

                      I'm not 100% sure I really to get in there. Especially on a somewhat tall ladder at night on a sloped dirt driveway.
                      If you do try, please video it!

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                        #12
                        That's why I was thinking PVC and some air power. Blow that Drione stuff from a distance.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by woods View Post
                          That's why I was thinking PVC and some air power. Blow that Drione stuff from a distance.
                          except you'll still have no guarantee of actually getting it where they'll walk on it.
                          if you're going to try that just put it around the hole you see them using. It needs to get on their body so they take it back to the nest.

                          Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                            #14
                            Carb cleaner kills those fuckers dead. The liquid doesn’t even need to touch them if you use copious amounts.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Blugreenformula View Post

                              If you do try, please video it!
                              This, so much this.

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