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Hornets and yellow jackets are two of the most common types of wasps that make their nests in your yard. While these insects are frequently seen as pests due to their nasty stings, they’re vital for your yard as pollinators and predatory insects. However, when their nests are too close for comfort, these insects and their nests have to go. It’s necessary that you know how to get rid of wasps to hinder future issues that might come up.
The best way to deal with wasps is to reduce their numbers by dissuading them from your yard. Do not have any food lying around. Keep drinks covered when outdoors and always be sure that garbage cans are firmly sealed. Also, pick up any fallen fruits. The sweet juices entice wasps.
How to Get Rid of Wasps
If you want to know how to kill wasps, then you must know which type you are dealing with and their specific habits.
For example, yellow jackets usually build their nests in the ground. Sadly, you might not know they’re there until it’s too late. Hornets usually nest under the eaves of buildings or in trees.
Typically, wasps like out-of-the-way, silent spots. However, it doesn’t always work like that. This is when the only choice for getting rid of wasps is with insecticide sprays or other means.
How to Kill Wasps
Normally, spring is the perfect time for killing wasps. By late summer and fall, their nests weaken as they get more interested in hunting for sugary sweet or collecting pollen. If you’re dealing with the more aggressive wasp types or their nest is too big, you might want to call in a professional tree maintenance and stump removal company to handle the job.
Otherwise, you can get a can of wasp and hornet spray and following the instructions, spraying the insecticide into the nest entrance or soak the paper wasp nest in the evening when the wasps are less active. Besides standard wasp spray, some people use WD-40.
While not really eco-friendly, putting paint into the nest might also be successful in getting rid of these pests.
That old stump has been sitting in your yard for who knows how long, and you’ve decided it’s finally time to say goodbye. There are various methods for removing a stump yourself, and most of them take a little bit of time to work. Chemical stump removal is a good option if you don’t want to deal with the dangers of fire, or you don’t relish the idea of the physical labor that goes with stump grinding. If you choose this route, it’s easy to find chemical stump removers at a local hardware store or online. Use this handy list to choose the stump killer that’s right for you.
Spectracide Stump Remover Granules
Spectracide comes in an easy to pour container. It works best on dead, dry stumps. If the stump is fresh, the manufacturer recommends you kill the stump first with an herbicide or brush killer. The stump will quietly decompose over the course of a few weeks to several months. Main ingredient: potassium nitrate.
Ferti-Lome Brush Killer Stump Killer
Ferti-Lome is a liquid you can spray, paint on, or pour. You can drill holes into the stump before applying the product, or the manufacturer claims you can simply paint Ferti-Lome on the stump.
Main ingredients: triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester.
Bonide Stump and Vine Killer
This product comes with a brush-top applicator so you can apply it right from the bottle. The manufacturer suggests applying it directly to the stump-top. Does not harm surrounding plants. Main ingredient: sodium metabisulfite
Pros and Cons of Chemical Stump Killers
The great thing about using chemicals to remove a stump is that it is such an easy process, and most of these products are affordable. The downside, of course, is the time it takes for the products to work. Another disadvantage: Using chemicals in your yard poses a risk to children and animals, so be sure to cordon off the tree stump if you think a child might play on it.
If you live in the Buffalo area and have a stump that you need gone right away, give us a call at Buffalo Stump Removal. We can have that stump gone for good at a fraction of the time a chemical removal would take.
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