Unique Yellow Jacket Wasp Situation
I have wood siding on my home and the wasps are going up into a crack by the brick fireplace.
The spot is about 10 ft up the outside of my home and I tried the wasp traps - the little plastic containers to trap them (which gets a few), and I tried spraying into the hole.
Thing is I am up on a ladder - at night - when they are sleeping and I spray this stuff in the Raid can that shoots 20 ft which gets a bit into the hole, but most of it sprays all over my face as it drips out.
Anyway, problem is I have noticed some wasps getting into the home, probably from the fireplace area. I was going to seal the hole outside, but don't want tons of them trying to find a way out and into my home.
I'm looking for any kind of suggestions - I was thinking of waiting until winter, sealing up the hole and seeing what happens in spring....is that the best idea?
And also, has anyone used those fake wasp homes you can buy - people say wasps are territorial and if you put one up the queen will go elsewhere to find a home - do they work???
Thanks for reading.....