So spring has finally rolled around; the temperature is finally rising and the sun actually has started to show its face every once and awhile. However, spring is not all fun and good cheer. This is especially true for all of you out there with allergies. Furthermore, this is when all those different insects come out of hiding and make their presence known. Of those pesky insects, the most irritating and cumbersome are the wasps, more specifically the digger wasps. Often mistaken for bumble bees, the digger wasps sport bright black and yellow coats and match them with their more than fiery temperaments. Thus it is a good idea to get rid of digger wasps, through the process of digger wasp control, while you still have a chance.
How to get rid of Digger Wasps
The first method of digger wasp control deals with small scale infestations. Basically, if you have less than 50 holes, this is the method for you. This method involves the use of Deltamethrin dust- you probably havent heard of it before. This treatment is best served in the evening time, due to the fact that this is when most of the adult wasps will have returned to the nest. Ok, so you need to deliver the dust into the holes through the use of a hand duster. Make sure to insert an ample dose into each hole and when finished, plug them with a stopper. The stopper serves several purposes: (1) it keeps the wasps from escaping the toxic dust (2) it inhibits the dust from diffusing with the outside air and dramatically decreasing in concentration (3) it denotes which holes have already been treated. In tandem to this method, you may also find useful a can of Digger Wasp Freeze. This spray aerosol quickly kills the wasps and can be quite handy if one of the stopper fails and the escaping wasps are out for blood. So just be safe and keep a can with you, just in case.
Digger Wasp Control: Large Scale Operations
Well this is not the category you want to be in, but this is truly you, dont go moping to your mommy. Instead, pick your head up and lets get to business. Simply put, the dusting method will be too inefficient and costly for your situation. Instead, you will need to revert to digger wasp control granules. Basically, you can spread these small beads around your yard much like you would new grass seed. This is a long-term solution, as it will take time for the granules to seep into the soil and filter into the nests. Upon contact, these granules will turn toxic for the wasps, ultimately killing them. If you have been forced to resort to this method, do not be impatient. This process will take a long time and you will have to wait. In the meantime, you can win a few battles and fend the oncoming wasp population off with the selective use of digger wasp control dust. All in all, keep fighting the good fight.