How to Get Rid of Wasps and Bees

Wasps and Bees, How to get rid of

Bees and Wasps can be deadly to people in America. People who are allergic to bees and wasps may end up having a serious medical condition or an allergic reaction. When trying to remove a hive always remember to wear protective clothing. There are many different types of bees common in the US: Carpenter Bees, Bumble Bees, Yellow Jackets, and Mud Daubers. Carpenter Bees can do damage to your home because they will nest inside the wood of your structure such as the siding, roof, and wooden decks/patios. Bees and wasps are helpful to humans as well, because they pollinate plants. Keep Reading


Depending on the bee and wasps, their nests location may vary. You may check in trees, bushes, on the ground next to your house, in your attics, under your gutters, in your sidings for small holes.


For bee and wasps, please apply in the evening when they are at rest to make sure that you have gotten them all at once. When treating the wasp and bee hives do not stand directly underneath the hive instead avoid the entrance opening of the hive when you are treating it because it only increases the chance of being stung.

Crack and Crevice Treatment: 
This treatment is generally applied with a liquid spray (Fenvastar EcocapSUSPEND SC), dust (DELTA DUST), and aerosols ( STINGRAY WASP & HORNET SPRAYPT WASP-FREEZE AEROSOL). They are to be applied to small cracks and crevices in a structure with a bee might enter or build its nest near. For liquid spray application (Fenvastar EcocapSUSPEND SC), you will need to have a pressure sprayer or a gallon sprayer. You will need to apply using the amount that is directed on the label and may need to reapply if needed. You will have to use a low pressure system with a pinpoint or variable patter nozzle to apply the spray mixture to areas such as cracks and crevices, in and around baseboards, walls, areas around water and sewer pipes, and cracks and crevices outside of your home. The dust application is simple. However, when using dust please be cautious especially when children and pets are present. Use dust only in areas where they cannot reach. Both of the dusts, DELTA DUST , you will need to use a BELLOW BULB DUSTER  . When using DELTA DUST , you will need to fill the duster with the dust as directed in the label and apply DELTA DUST to voids or channels in damaged wooden member of the structure, to cracks, spaces or bearing joints between the wood members of the structure, or in the holes of the hives. Apply lightly and uniformly to infested area. DO NOT OVER USE DUST. For aerosol products ( STINGRAY WASP & HORNET SPRAYPT WASP-FREEZE AEROSOL), you will need to apply them as a crack and crevice treatment into cracks, crevices, and voids, where bees and wasps may be traveling and/or harboring, including but not limited to, around doors, window frames, wall voids and other structural crack and crevices which can possibly count as an entry point.

Fenvastar Ecocap Suspend SC Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer


Delta Bellow Bulb Duster

These products can be used with these items:

PT Freeze Alpine Stingray

Broadcast Treatment: 
This treatment is generally used for large turf or other landscape areas and contains directions for specific amounts of the product to be applied as a liquid spray (Fenvastar EcocapSUSPEND SC) to a given area. Broadcast treatments are usually for the entire lawn, in this case when you cannot find the bee and wasps nest. Applications should be made in the late evening when insects are at rest. For this treatment, we suggest a 1 gallon sprayer for the application of liquid spray (CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER). Following the directions on the label, you would spray the entire lawn with the solution.

Fenvastar Ecocap Suspend SC Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer


Drenching Treatment:
For this application, we suggest you use a gallon sprayer (CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER). Then you will need to mix a liquid formula by following the label directions and then applying the entire volume of the mixed liquid directly to the hive on the ground (Fenvastar Ecocap,  DEMON WP). It will take approximately 1-2 gallons of dilution for each hive area. Spray the hive until wet and apply a 4 foot diameter circle around the hive. Applications should be made in the evenings when the bees and wasps are resting. You can also use aerosol formulas ( STINGRAY WASP & HORNET SPRAYPT WASP-FREEZE AEROSOL). At night, do not shine the light directly into the entrance of the hive. Hold the container in straight upside position and stand at least 6-15 ft from the nest. Align the opening with the mark on the cap and aim the actuator opening towards the nest. Spray the nest until thoroughly wet.

Fenvastar Ecocap Demon WP Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer


Void Treatment:
This treatment is to be recommended to use when you have an infestation in an area that you cannot reach such as inside walls, blocks, or other structural voids to treat for bee and wasp activity within by drilling a small hole if needed; you can remove electric outlet cover and use the space to treat inside voids. Dust (DELTA DUST) and aerosol formulas ( STINGRAY WASP & HORNET SPRAYPT WASP-FREEZE AEROSOL) are generally preferred here. If you find a hole on the side outside of your home, you will insert the tip of the duster with an extender (BELLOW BULB DUSTER) containing the dust into the hole and use as directed. Using the aerosol formula ( STINGRAY WASP & HORNET SPRAYPT WASP-FREEZE AEROSOL), be cautioned because aerosol is a liquid so do not use in electric outings, use only dust. You will just need to attach a thin straw to the nozzle depending on the product, and spray into the void.

Delta Bellow Bulb Duster

These products can be used with these items:

PT Freeze Alpine Stingray


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Date: Wednesday, 6. January 2010 16:24
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    we have children and the warm weather is starting again. we moved into our home last year and we are looking to get rid of the wasps and bees that annoy and restrict us in the warm seasons. we removed all the nest and they are still around. flying around, im guessing trying to find a new place for them to live. how can we “bee” rid of these pests with out a chemical?

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    Hi Amber,
    Sorry to hear of your bee infestation. Well the only non chemical method of treatment would have been to get rid of their nest in which you’ve already seemed to have accomplished. If you were treating for carpenter bees there are traps that you can use but unfortunately for wasps its most effective when you use chemicals. If the nest has been totally removed then your next best step would be to sprinkle delta dust around that area. However since you have children you can always use a longer residue clear pesticide such as suspend sc or demand cs and spray in those areas to prevent them from re infesting areas near your home.

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    Is there anything special I need to do to kill wasps inside a wall? I have located their entry and exit point. It is under the eave and a small hole about 1/2″ is where they are getting into the house. We can hear the wasps inside the house inside an interior wall. It sounds like a crackling noise. It may be the wasps in contact with the paper side of the insulation…I believe this may be a new nest, not sure how big it may be. I have used two cans of wasp and hornet killer on two seperate nights, with no success. I believe I am unable to get the spray back to their nest. Yesterday I set up a homemade trap…sugar water in a one gallon milk jug suspended about two feet below the entry and exit point. Is powder a viable solution? The noise inside the house sounds like it is about 5-6 feet from the entry point…

    Thanks for any assistance…

    Bob keenan

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    I’m sorry to hear about the wasp situation. We do want to make sure that you are safe when you are treating for the wasps so keep in mind that the best times to treat for wasps are late evening and very early morning. If you have located the entrance, we recommend treating the entrance with Delta Dust. It is a dust product with a long residual. As the bees come in contact with the dust, it gets stuck on their bodies and they will try to clean it off. So Delta Dust works as both an ingestion poison and a contact killing method. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to let us know.

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