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very small Wasp nest removal

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very small Wasp nest removal

I see a very small (smallest lemon size may be) inside the backyard shed & it is just on its wood ceiling in between 2 wood studs.
Anyone has removed this on own or called an expert who charges $65+?
If you have removed yourself, any safety tips/tricks? ;)
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https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.wasp ... 66221.html

If it's inside the shed, spray it with the item posted in my link, the close the door and exit the area. Alternatively, wait for winter, then knock it down. You could also (I hear) hang a paper bag in the shed, and it will fool the wasps into thinking there's another nest in the area, which may deter them from rebuilding.

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I wouldn't do anything. Are you actually seeing wasps? They die in fall and don't start building new nests now. This may be an abandoned one.
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I agree with OttawaGardener. They'll die off over fall, then you can go in in the colder months to remove it so they don't come back to that nest next year (they're not supposed to but I've had wasps restart in the same spot after a year).

If you do go and try and kill them now, get the spray you can shoot from a distance, and even with that dress up in a lot of clothing. Their stings hurt and they waste 0 time in flying straight at you stingers-out.
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If you do go the pesticide route, use the stuff at night when the wasps have all returned to the nest and aren't very active or alert. It gets them all. I sprayed at nest >1' long at ~6' that way.
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Have used spray... very useful and sprays quite far. But these were walnut size nests.

Not sure where you are but wonder if your city will help.

We had bee nest in tree and city came and removed... probably because on city property but a call to your city might be option.
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Wasps will be dead this time of year. Put up a fake nest in the area next year to prevent future nests.
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If you do decide to use the spray, do so early in the morning as I believe they won't be very active at that time (if they're even there at all). I took care of a small next on my fence over the summer this way and it was a breeze. I sprayed it from about 10 feet away before going to work at 6:30am, then when I got home it was empty and I just pulled it off the fence.
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smartnew wrote: I see a very small (smallest lemon size may be) inside the backyard shed & it is just on its wood ceiling in between 2 wood studs.
Anyone has removed this on own or called an expert who charges $65+?
If you have removed yourself, any safety tips/tricks? ;)
Buy a spray with a residual effect. Spray the nest and around it. They will be dead within hours and then you can remove it.

That or you can wait it out as it gets colder.

If you need to buy a strong spray (in Toronto), I have a great supplier in Scarborough....PM me for address.
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JWL wrote: Wasps are still active in my area.
Wow really? That sucks. I live in Alberta and they all died off in early September.
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Lanella wrote: Wow really? That sucks. I live in Alberta and they all died off in early September.
No, it just means it's still warm where we live ;)
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Wasps are the reasons why we all need flamethrowers
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Spray works great. Wish I had a flamethrower thoughSmiling Face With Sunglasses

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