Wasps - need to kill a nest

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Lawn Sharks, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    While working on quote for a customer I kicked a juniper bush that is lowlying and thousands of wasps came out. One bit me on the leg. The owner asked what they should do to kill the wasp nest without killing the juniper?

    I told them I would ask the pros at LawnSite and get back to them. Any ideas what they can spray?

  2. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Most of your insecticides should be safe to use on ornamentals.
    I'd go with Talstar or Tempo personally.
  3. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Messages: 866

    Unless they have a 25 gallon or up sized sprayer and a place to spray another thousand or so bushes, talstar and tempo would not exactly be in the realm of homeowners usage and mixing, not to mention that both of those products should not be available in your state to homeowners. A phone number to the local tree spraying service or other insect control(licensed) company in the area is going to be the most economical and effective solution.
  4. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Thanks for the help guys. I will pass this info along.
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Lawn Shark

    Make it easy on your self and your customer. Just buy a can of Wasp& Hornet Killer at the local hardware store. It has a long range and is normal Pyrethroid based AI. Pyrethroid is the fastest knock down and only takes seconds to work.

    BTW should you get stung again Wet Tobacco is still the best treatment to draw out the poison and stop the pain. Sudsing Ammonia is great for ants bites and will work also but Wet Tobacco is still # 1 on wasp stings
  6. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Thanks Ric. Very logical!!!
  7. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    In the lawn care.business and don't know how to deal with a wasp nest? Makes me wonder.
  8. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    If you can see the nest. Get a can of spray glue. They wont fly when the glue hits there wings
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    J & R

    This is one of the most intelligent post I have ever read of on Lawnsite. Why he can even glue the dead leaves back on the plant while he is at it. Maybe he will be lucky enough to have a dust storm while the glue is drying.
  10. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Well, my first inclination was to do exactly what Ric suggested as that is what I have done in the past. Thought that asking here might provide some "new and improved" method. Thanks for your concern. You can go back to trolling now.

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