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To remove a wasp nest, knock it down if it is in its early stages, spray the nest with insecticide, and remove the nest manually by trapping it in a garbage bag. The degree of difficulty varies depending on the severity of the infestation.


Remove a paper wasp nest by spraying with a commercial wasp spray at night, when wasps are inactive. Stand at a safe distance, and douse the entire nest, covering each cell with pesticide. Remove and dispose of the nest if there are no signs of wasp activity the next da...


Wasps build paper nests by using raw wood to create a soft paste for the nest. A wasp queen utilizes her mandibles to scrape wood fiber from logs, fences, garden sheds and other sources of wood. She uses water and her saliva to break down the fibers in her mouth and bui...


Removing wasp nests requires a chemical insecticide, protective clothing, a long-handled broom, a plastic bag and a ladder depending on the nest's location. To remove wasp nests without chemicals, a hose with a sprayer and hot soapy water are needed. Caution should be u...


The key to locating wasp nests is to not only be able to identify what a wasp nest looks like but to also watch movement patterns of the wasps. Wasp nests are most often found in roof eaves, garden sheds and behind shutters. Except for mud daubers, which use clay and mu...


Spray or powder insecticides are the most effective means of eliminating wasp nests. Some nests require the aid of professional exterminators, while others, depending on location, are best ignored.


Get rid of a wasp nest by eliminating the wasps with an aerosol wasp spray. Remove a nest with no live wasps by knocking it down with a long-handled tool or a broom, placing it in a sealed bag and disposing it of appropriately.