Yellow jackets are eating our house
October 1, 2009 7:07 AM Subscribe
Yellow jackets, or some other form of wasp, have formed a nest inside our roof through a tiny hole in the shingles. Spray and powder hasn't worked yet. Any ideas?
posted by mccarty.tim to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yellow jackets have built a nest in the soffit
overhanging the porch of my home. The wasps are entering a small hole between the shingles of the roof along the edge of the eaves.
I have tried wasp spray and have also inserted a powdered product in the hole (Bonide Spider and Ground Bee Killer using a snorkel tube applicator). I think the nest may be built in a void at a distance from the entry hole so the products I've tried are not reaching the nest.
The owner of a local farm supply store suggested I knock a hole in the eaves and throw a pesticide fogger inside the area. I was hoping there might be a less destructive way to alleviate the problem.
Our concern is that the wasps may dig inside to the home in the winter, when it gets colder and they want the warmth indoors. I considered using foaming epoxy to seal the hole, but I'm worried that would just encourage them to dig inside sooner.
Thanks for your help.