We begin with the fact that the biochemical processes occurring in the body of various species of insects are in many respects the same and are based on similar principles. And the wasps are no exception. Accordingly, an effective remedy for wasps is an insecticidal drug, which in most cases will be just as effective against other insects: cockroaches, ants, flies, etc.
In other words, most modern insecticides have a very broad spectrum of activity, so you should not get too hung up on some kind of "magic" tool that would destroy wasps. Various advertising materials, online stores and their managers quite seriously can glorify their preparations as powerful tools from wasps and hornets (and often this is true), although at the same time the same drug is already in another store or even justAnother section of the same store is positioned as an excellent remedy, for example, against cockroaches.
But what really should be emphasized in the fight against wasps is the important nuances of the correct use of the appropriate insecticidal drug:
- In order to achieve a 100% result, if there is a nest on the summer cottage or a balcony of a city apartment, you must be able to destroy both adult wasps and larvae and the uterus in the nest. In this case, fast-acting insecticides are well suited.
- If insects simply arrive at the site to feed, they must, firstly, be attracted to the poisoned bait, and secondly, somehow make it eat. Accordingly, in this case it is better to buy a drug that does not have a strong repellent odor, so as not to interrupt the smell of the bait.
- Applying insecticidal agents from wasps in the territory of the garden, it is necessary to be able to do it safely for the crop, and for all inhabitants of the site.
Generally speaking, today to buy a remedy for wasps is not a problem, since in almost every hardware store there is a more or less wide range of various insecticidal preparations.However, many of them will be far from the best choice due to a strong unpleasant odor, relatively low effectiveness and danger to human health.
Therefore, let's see what types of insect repellents exist today and which of them should be preferred in the fight against wasps.
Types of funds from wasps
According to the method of application of the agent against wasps can be divided into two types. The first type combines preparations for the preparation of poisoned baits and traps.
Such funds must meet the following requirements:
- do not have a strong odor;
- to be highly toxic to wasps;
- not a high danger to warm-blooded people and animals.
The second group of drugs is the means by which you can quickly, safely and safely for your health destroy all insects in the nest. The main requirement here:
- high rate of action of the drug on insects;
- ease of use (spray or spray);
- low toxicity to humans.
Depending on the form of release of the insecticidal drug, there are:
- Concentrates for dilution and subsequent use in the form of a spray - some of these means to combat wasps are very effective and at the same time quite economical.Concentrates are well suited for the preparation of poisoned baits, and for the treatment of wasp nests (after diluting the preparation according to the instructions).
- Aerosols, sold already ready for use (in cylinders with dispensers). They are usually treated with insect nests.
- Insecticidal agents are in the form of powders that dissolve in water or are poured immediately into the bait in order to get poisonous for the delicacy. This group includes, for example, borax and boric acid - perhaps the most famous folk remedies for wasps.
- Special gels with insecticides, which were originally created as good bait for insects (especially for cockroaches and ants).
And also note the glues for insects, to which the wasps just stick.
Poisoned baits for wasps can also be divided into two types: the first are intended for baiting exclusively adult insects, and the second - oddly enough, for the larvae as well.
The effect of lures of the first type is based on the taste preferences of adults: they will never “pass” past the available sweet syrups or fermented preserves - in our case insecticides poisoned.Wasps willingly flock to them, and after feeding quickly die.
The action of the poisoned baits of the second type is not aimed at immediate insect extermination - they must first bring the poison into their nest and feed the larvae and the uterus with “delicacy”.
For example, meat treated with a suitable insecticidal preparation is laid out in a prominent place, and very soon attracts the first “victims”. The poisoned bait wasps are carried to the nest, where they chew themselves zealously, and then feed the larvae, which leads to the death of both adult insects and brood. The treat goes to the queen wasp nest.
To date, there are quite a lot of different insecticidal drugs, suitable as a means of wasps. Below we will talk about the most effective and well-proven in practice.
Geth from os
The geth preparation (Get) is widely known as a powerful remedy for bedbugs and cockroaches; however, it also shows very good results as a means to destroy wasps. Geth is of little danger to humans, and, very importantly, has virtually no odor. This tool can be used both to destroy the nest itself, and as a poisonous substance in the composition of the baits for wasps.
To destroy the nest, Geth is diluted in water at a ratio of 100 ml of the drug (one bottle) to 2 liters of liquid. Next, the tool is poured into a large plastic bag that slips over the nest at night, and its neck is either tightly wound with tape (if the dwelling of insects hangs on a tree branch) or is glued to a flat surface (if the nest, for example, is suspended on the ceiling of a room) . You can remove the package only after a couple of days, when all adults are already dead.
A nest located in the ground or hollow of a tree is simply filled with the same solution. Geth means, as in the previous case, and the output is clogged with a cloth impregnated with this solution.
To prepare a poisoned bait, a beer is added to the fermented jam or kvass. The geth from the vial is mixed in a ratio of 1:10, after which such bait is poured into poisonous plastic bottles. It is also possible to process a piece of meat with an aqueous emulsion of the preparation, which should be placed near the wasp nest.
Due to the fact that the Get tool is odorless, wasps absolutely calmly eat baits based on it. The drug has been repeatedly tested by many people in practice, and in general it can be described as a rather effective poison against wasps.
Perhaps the main disadvantage of the Geth means is its relatively high price. This drug costs approximately 800 rubles per 100 ml bottle and is sold mainly through the Internet.
“The wasps came to us at the beginning of spring, and then they became awfully many. It turned out that they built their nest near the toilet. Even then, we didn’t know what wasps could be poisoned, we went to our neighbors, and they recently poisoned cockroaches, and they left a poison. We lit her up, her husband took a sprayer and in the evening he worked the whole nest. In the morning under him was a whole carpet of dead wasps, but the living still flew. Then we finished them too. ”
Irina Vitalevna, Volgodonsk
Boric acid as a component of poison baits
Boric acid - perhaps the most famous folk remedy for wasps. As a part of various baits, it is widely used as a poison against cockroaches and ants.
The main advantages of boric acid:
- high enough poisoning ability with respect to insects;
- relative harmlessness to humans (earlier, boric acid was even used to disinfect wounds);
- total absence of smell;
- availability and low price (you can buy it at any pharmacy).
Usually boric acid (as well as the Get tool described above) is added to fermented jam or beer, after which the prepared bait is poured into a suitable container. You can also process a suspension of boric acid pieces of raw meat and lay them near the wasp nests.
On a note
Borax is also a well-known remedy for wasps and other insects. By chemical nature, it is the sodium salt of boric acid, which has almost the same insecticidal properties as the acid itself.
Wasp Control with Dichlorvos
Dichlorvos against wasps was used even when it was practically the only means of salvation from domestic insects. This aerosol remedy is also used today, although since Soviet times the active ingredient of the drug has changed for a long time (now, in different brands of Dichlorvos, pyrethroids are used instead of organophosphates).
Dichlorvosom, as a rule, spend processing wasp nests. Choosing this tool, you need to understand that it will be necessary to approach the nest and spray it from a can more than once. Each treatment will lead to the death of a sufficiently large number of insects, and within a few days it is possible to achieve the destruction of the entire aspen family.
Applying Dichlorvos (however, as well as any other means) you should not forget about precautionary measures. The nest should be destroyed only at night, when insects are inactive. Be sure to wear tight clothes with sleeves, thick gloves and a beekeeper's mask.
Buy Dichlorvos various brands (Eco, Neo, Varan, etc.) today can be in almost any hardware store. It is inexpensive drug, and in most cases one balloon is enough to destroy the average wasp nest.
It is possible to replace Dichlorvos with other similar aerosol insecticidal preparations: Raptor for crawling insects, Raptor for moths, Combat, aerosol for insects Pure House, etc.
Concentrate Delta Zone is another well-known and very effective drug that can be successfully applied from wasps and hornets. A characteristic feature of this tool - the presence of a very weak odor, which makes it quite suitable for the preparation of poisoned baits.
A bottle of the drug per 100 ml costs about 650 rubles. In general, the effectiveness of Delta Zone and Get against OS was about the same.
Malathion is an insect poison known for its effectiveness and low price, although it is somewhat outdated.It is sold in the form of a powder, or in the form of a concentrate for the preparation of an aqueous emulsion. The latter form of this tool is more convenient for the preparation of toxic wasps compounds.
Famous karbofos and its very sharp and unpleasant odor. That is why it will not be possible to use it as part of poisoned baits - the smell of the product will simply scare away most insects.
Apply the tool in two ways:
- dilute 100 ml of concentrated solution of Karbofos with a liter of water, pour it into a large plastic bag, and then (at night) pull it onto the nest from below;
- or simply spray the nest with the resulting emulsion (in this case, the procedure sometimes has to be repeated more than once).
Traps and drug Otos
Pitfalls are well-known folk remedies against wasps. They are usually made of simple plastic bottles: they cut the top part and insert it with the neck down into the bottom half.
Jam, beer, mash or kvass are poured into the finished trap. To increase efficiency, you can add geth, boric acid, chlorophos, or any other suitable odorless insecticidal agent to the bait.
This trap can be used even without the upper part - the wasps that have flown out of it will die anyway. In the case of a standard design, the presence of insecticide in the bait greatly facilitates shaking out insects from the bottle - by this time they are all dead (otherwise, you might have to think how to quickly destroy a hundred grams of live wasps in a crowded trap).
As a poisoned bait, the drug “Otos” can also be used - both insecticides and flavored sugar have already been added to it. The drug is sold in ready-to-use form. There is only one problem - you can buy this remedy for wasps far from every shop.
Gels from cockroaches to fight wasps
It is possible to get rid of wasps in the house or at the dacha, and with the help of gels from cockroaches. The peculiarity of insecticidal gels is that they are both bait and poison, so to speak, in one bottle (although this bait is not as attractive for wasps as for cockroaches and ants, but often also works). In addition, it is convenient to apply gels to almost any surface.
When applied to wasps, it is especially effective to apply gels to different places near their nest - this greatly increases the likelihood of insect being detected.
Practically any gels from cockroaches, for example, Absolute, Globol or Fas, which are spread either on a sheet of paper and are laid out somewhere near the nest, or are applied directly to a wall or tree trunk, are suitable for the destruction of wasps.
Glue for insects and traps based on it
And in conclusion, we note another effective type of wasp agents - special adhesives, which are also used to trap cockroaches and ants. Glue is smeared on a piece of cardboard, and a sweet bait is placed in the very center of the resulting sticky spot, for example, a piece of meat or watermelon. The wasps that fly to the treats naturally stick to the cardboard and can be destroyed without any problems.
Adhesives like Alt, Apcoll, Kapkan and some others can be used against wasps: there is no particular difference between them, they all have about the same efficiency.
Using glue as an agent against wasps, two things need to be considered:
- it will take more than one day to fight insects, since all the inhabitants of the nest cannot be destroyed by this method at once
- In addition to wasps, other insects can also be caught in a glue trap.
In general, if the wasps do not terrorize the inhabitants of the site and do not particularly harm it, it is not worth fighting off individual insect specimens.It must be remembered that they are of great benefit, destroying agricultural pests, and therefore the thoughtless destruction of wasps can lead to the fact that part of the crop will be endangered. Be prudent and use the appropriate means only when it is really necessary.
An interesting video about how to make effective traps for OS
The original approach to the destruction of the wasp nest