When is the Best & Safest Time to Spray a Wasp Nest?
The best time to spray a wasp nest is either very early in the morning or at dusk, as this is the time where the wasps are still asleep and have significantly reduced activity. It’s essential to take safety measures when attempting to spray a hornet’s nest. To ensure your safety during the removal, use the following tips:
1. Avoid spraying a nest that’s out of reach. If you need to get too close to a nest when a stray wasp may hurt you, it’s not worth trying.
2. Have a quick escape route in case the wasps wake up during spraying.
3. Wear equipment to protect yourself from stings like gloves, glasses, bee hat, or long sleeve shirt.
You must find all the sources of wasp activity before spraying; otherwise, all your work will be for nothing as the surviving wasps rebuild the nest elsewhere. Spraying during the dusk is your safest bet for safe and successful removal of wasps. Avoid directing light towards the nest, as this will likely wake up at least some of the hornets sleeping inside.