Natural ways to get rid of wasps

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Wasps are dangerous to you, your family and your pets. Anyone, who has ever done a battle with wasps around their home, knows what terrible creatures they can be. In this post we will show you a few natural ways to get rid of wasps.

If you discover a ground nest of wasps in your yard, one way to get rid of it without using dangerous chemicals is to use boiling water. Go to the nest at dusk or at night with a large pot of boiling water and pour it down into the nest. Then, quickly get back in the house. This method may sometimes be less effective than an insecticide, but it will not damage the environment. You may need to repeat this a few times to get rid of the wasps.

paper wasp

Another method you can try to get rid of wasps is to mix dish soap and water in a large bucket. Wait until night and pour the contents down into the nest. You may have to do this a few times to kill the entire nest of wasps. If the nest is on a tree in your backyard or high up on the house, you can use this mixture to fill a super soaker. Spray the nest and run back to the house. If the nest is really large and you can persuade a friend to help you, you can fill a large bucket with a lid with water and soap. Go under the tree at night, hold the bucket directly under it and have your friend cut the nest off the branch. Immediately shut the lid on the bucket and make sure it’s sealed. Leave it for about a week and then take the nest out and bury it to prevent any remaining wasps from coming back.

wasp nest

You can also use diatomaceous earth to get rid of wasps. It is naturally-occurring and doesn’t cause any harm to the environment. It kills insects by puncturing their exoskeletons and absorbing their body fluids, drying them out to death. Diatomaceous earth is in the form of powder, which you can easily dump into the nest at night. Just like the other methods, it may require a few applications to get rid of all the wasps.


Keep in mind that whenever you try to get rid of wasps, you need to attempt this at dusk or at night, when the wasps are asleep and the cooler temperatures make it harder for them to fly. Wear a lot of clothing to prevent stings. If you are allergic to wasps stings, you should have someone else do the removal.

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