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Old 07-17-2016, 01:47 PM   #1
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Wasp problems

Hello anyone have issues with wasps? I've been stung twice this year after about a 20 year run without a sting. I use the raid wasp spray but both times was stung without much warning. I fulltime near a speedway so there's lots of fields for a little of everything. Anyone have any ingenious ideas to share on how you protect your motorhome from uninvited pests most welcome.


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Were you stung inside or outside?
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Hello I was outside my door both times.
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We had wasps build nests in the bay handles. That was fun. I had to put gloves on to get the nests out. Since we were parked I bought a hanging wasp trap and put it on the mirror. Trapped a lot of wasps! They are really bad this year - worse than normal.
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Stung twice on same finger a week apart. Just outside on back deck on S & B.
They are in all areas on our property this summer. Had a mild winter, if that means anything. Not sure I buy into that theory. Ever seen the "bugs" in Alaska every summer...haha. !
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Every year seems like a different kind of insect battle. Last year stink bugs. The year before that ladybugs everywhere.


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They sell a Wasp Spray that is foam. It sticks to the nest and kills them all. The liquid spray just seems to kill the one it hits. Also the foam drags them right to the ground.
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The wasp bags work amazingly well. Add water and it activates a pheromone that attracts the wasps into the bag. The can't fly out and they drown.

I put 3 bags up in my yard and no more issues! The bag fills with "hundreds" of wasps.

Here is a link to the type we use.

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Then there are flies! Same thing, those hanging fly traps work great too. Just be sure to hang the traps for wasps and flies away from where you will be!
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The long range spray leaves a nasty film behind as well.

Touch off places where they may nest such as heater tunes and any crevace.

They land to investigate and get it on their feet and usually do not come back.
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Thanks everyone! Great tips!


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Yep, the buggers filled my air horns with mud. All I got was a wimper out of them.

Todays wasp killer is not as effective as it once was. I remember knocking them dead out of the air. Now I seem to have to drown them.
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Yep, the buggers filled my air horns with mud. All I got was a wimper out of them.

Todays wasp killer is not as effective as it once was. I remember knocking them dead out of the air. Now I seem to have to drown them.
Hotshot is the stuff you want. It kills them in flight.
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