I've pissed off the local yellowjacket population.
August 5, 2006 7:32 PM Subscribe
Exposed a Yellowjacket nest in the backyard. How do I get rid of many pissed off wasps?
posted by Salmonberry to home & garden (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was moving a tarp that had been sitting in a corner of the yard. When I flipped it over wasps came flying out. The nest is small, not much bigger than an orange. I'd say about 100 wasps all told. I was able to get inside the house without getting stung.
The nest is now exposed to the elements, which I suppose might help, but what to do now? Most extermination guides say to use dust, but now that the nest is face up, dust will just blow off of it. My main concern is that they'll just try to settle in another part of the tarp.
Obviously I'm not going anywhere near it until the sun goes down, and even then I'm not a fan of wasp stings.
Will the fact that the nest is exposed mean that the colony will leave on it's own, or should I plan more aggressive measures? I can't leave it be, it's now right next to where we sit out on the patio. It's an us or them situation.