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Wasps are small, invasive insects that are very frightening due to their sting. Although they frequently build their nests in trees and bushes, they sometimes also nest in your attic or even in the ground outside.

If a swarm of wasps decides to nest in your ground, what can you do about it? How do you safely remove wasp nests from your backyard?

To help you come up with a solution, our pest control experts will explain how you can make wasps leave their nests!

Can you get rid of a ground wasp nest?

There are many online resources that tell you more or less how to get rid of a wasp nest in the ground yourself. However, you should be wary of the various methods you may be encouraged to use.

The first solution that’s often suggested for killing wasps is to light a fire near to the infestation site. However, never attempt to get rid of a wasp nest by lighting a fire near to or directly on the nest. Wasps are aggressive and this method is very dangerous. If you don’t succeed, you may end up covered with stings. Particularly watch out if you are allergic to their venom.

The best way to get rid of a wasp nest in the ground

What is the most effective way to remove a wasp nest in the ground? The best solution is to hire an expert exterminator. It’s actually not that easy to get rid of a wasp nest and a professional will know how to quickly and effectively free you from these insects.

Unlike the average person, professional wasp exterminators and hornet exterminators have the right equipment for the job. They are also trained to perform their duties in a variety of locations. Moreover, they know how to do it and use certified products to do the job effectively.


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Natural ways to get rid of wasps

If you want to kill wasps or simply get rid of them, some traps and lures sold in stores are quite effective. Insecticides sprayed directly onto or nearby the nest openings are the most effective products for quickly killing wasps. However, there’s also many powerful repellents that can drive away insects without harming them.

Here are 4 natural wasp repellents that work well:

1. White vinegar

Since bees and wasps don’t like strong odours, spraying white vinegar around their nests is an effective solution for making them go away. However, be careful since this is only a temporary solution.

Also be careful when spraying wasp nests since this could make the wasps very violent. For more safety information, contact our team!

2. Cloves

Cloves are an excellent repellent against wasps. You can use them in two ways. Either break them up and place them in bowls surrounding the nest if you can see it. If the wasp nest isn’t visible, prick the cloves into a lemon or an orange and place them around the infested areas.

This natural product wards off wasps but unfortunately has limited effectiveness over time.

3. Coffee

Just like white vinegar, the smell of coffee is particularly unpleasant to wasps. To use coffee beans as a repellent, burn ground coffee (not yet used) and place it in small containers around the nest.

Repeat this until the wasps have left your home. If they don’t go away, you should call a professional.

4. Plants and herbs

You have now seen that there’s many ways to get rid of swarms of wasps. Here’s some additional plants and herbs that can act as wasp repellents.

  • Lemongrass
  • Sweet woodruff
  • Lavender
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Chives

Seal your house after a wasp infestation

To prevent wasp intrusions into your home, there is nothing better than caulking and sealing entry points.

Caulking your home involves identifying and blocking the entry points that wasps use to enter your home, since these insects don’t always settle in your garden, but also in your home, whether it’s in your walls, ceiling or attic.

Contact Elite Pest Control to get rid of wasp nests!

Wasps are important to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, when they build their nests in your garden or home, they greatly reduce your quality of life and cause serious health problems for those who are allergic to them.

Would you like to learn more about this subject or do you want to exterminate a wasp nest on your property? Contact Elite Pest Control. Our experts will be happy to deal with your problem and restore your peace of mind.

Pascal Rock
Pascal Rock  
Director, Elite Pest Control
Founder and mainstay of Elite Pest Control, Pascal Rock has embodied expertise and dedication for over a decade. His training, acquired with expert mentors in extermination and pest decontamination, has shaped an outstanding professional. Under his leadership, a team of six seasoned technicians deploys the very best pest control strategies. Together, they ensure the peace of mind and safety of residents and professionals from Montreal to Quebec City, by offering fast, effective interventions, available at all times.