With summer just around the corner, and so many people itching to have some fun in the sun, the excitement for warm weather has never been greater than it is in 2021. However, one culprit for summertime blues is the pesky yet persistent wasp. Unfortunately, wasps come with the territory of warm weather, and so it’s essential that you learn how to deal with the problem.
Maybe you’ve come across a strange paper or clay structure hanging from your eaves or stuck on the side of your house. Well, this clay-like structure is actually a wasp nest (most likely a yellow jacket, hornet, or paper wasp). All of these wasps hang their nests from stalks where they mold their paper material into the shape they want to create the nests and build multiple layers around it for protection.
Wasps can be extremely dangerous if not dealt with effectively, and their nests can be surprisingly durable, and well defended. Wasp nests in shared areas present an even more dangerous scenario and should be dealt with immediately.
Our best recommendation is to invest in a high-quality wasp spray and wasp spray extension pole to remove these dangerous wasp nests.
What is a Wasp Spray Extension Pole?
Wasp spray extension poles are the best way to allow you to spray wasp (or hornet) nests from a distance, the majority of which can handle any size spray can.
They are perfect for spraying in-ground or other horizontal nests from a safe distance with extreme accuracy.
Many of them also can be used to paint distant objects, flag poles, shutters, gutters, and even for decorations like adding fake snow to your windows during the holidays.
Spray Extension Poles are ideal for safety reasons as well, allowing you to avoid potential dangers like ladders, and wasp/hornet stings (plus it’s much easier to store).
Many of them are also extremely easy to use, and since you can aim directly at the spot with tremendous accuracy, it helps to reduce the amount of chemical exposure in the atmosphere.
Safe to say that the benefits are limitless when it comes to Wasp Spray Extension Poles.
Do I need an Extension Pole?
When using these spray extenders below, you either need to buy an extension pole or use one you already have. These are typically known as paint roller poles, you can get longer extension poles and I recommend the Wooster Sherlock Extension Pole. It is 4-8 feet in length, a great length for spraying a nest.
The reason you need the pole is that the pieces below are just adapters, the actual extension poles are not included!
3 Best Wasp Spray Can Extension Pole Adapters
1. Gotcha Sprayer Homeowner Pest Control Wasp Nest Aerosol Can Extender –
The Gotcha Sprayer Pest Control Can Extender is a professional-grade spray can adapter that is specifically designed for any American standard threaded extension pole. It is ideal for spraying any dangerous insects quickly, and conveniently, and is the go-to tool among professional pest control technicians. It is one of the more versatile, and affordable products on the market, as it can be used with a variety of different types of spray cans. Not to mention the fact that this product is extremely easy to use, as you simply secure the can of choice to the adapter, and then attach the adapter to the extension pole.
Once everything is attached, you simply pull on the diamond braided cord to activate the trigger mechanism, which will then dispense the desired spray into the spot of choice. With affordability and convenience at the forefront of this product, it is undoubtedly the most valuable wasp spray extension pole on the market.
2. Spray Close 6001 Spray Extender
Another tremendous option is the Spray Close Spray Extender, as it illustrates a simplistic yet effective design that is guaranteed to assist you with any pest problems. It is specifically designed to work with all types of spray cans and is fully adjustable for cans between 11oz. and 22oz. This versatile product is immensely popular and carries tremendous reviews online, likely due to the item’s convenience, and ease of use.
You begin by simply inserting the chosen spray into the receiving arms, attach the device to the end of any standard extension pole, and lift/position the can in front of the object you wish to spray. To activate the spray, you will then need to pull on the 15 ft. extension cord and continue for as long as the situation demands. The Spray Close Spray Extender is a tremendously effective method for removing wasp nests from those tough out of reach places, without putting yourself in harm’s way.
3. DocaPole Big-Reach Extension Pole Sprayer Attachment –
The final option presented on our list is the DocaPole Big-Reach Extension Pole, as it illustrates one of the fastest, easiest, and most efficient pole-mount sprayers on the market. It is specifically designed for pin-point accuracy, and is compatible with 24 ft. and 12 ft. DocaPole Extension Poles, as well as all other standard extension poles. Another simple design in that all you need to do to get started is mount the sprayer to the pole, snap the can into the sprayer housing, and pull on the strong to activate the spray. This design is especially unique as it comes with a special O-Ring retainer that can hold cans in place at any angle, illustrating one of the more versatile features available.
The DocaPole Extension Pole Sprayer Attachment is also very lightweight, and extremely durable. As the main sprayer comes pre-wound with 25 ft. of 3-ply high-tensile strength string, and an extra nozzle for converting pre-molded insecticide cans. Though this item shows spectacular value, keep in mind that it is not compatible with long-range wasp spray cans.
What Spray Should I Use?
Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer
The Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer spray is easily the best product on the market when it comes to pest removal. It can be used to kill wasps, hornets, yellowjackets, as well as caterpillars, ants, and even scorpions. This tremendously effective spray can also shoot up to a whopping 27 feet, and comes available in 2 20oz. Cans. The Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer spray is extremely effective, but you will have to wait 24 hours after use before removing the nest. One should also look to spray the nest at sunset (when insects are least active), stand at a safe distance, and spray the nest until it is completely soaked. Once again though, you will have to wait a full 24 hours before removing the nest, so be sure to keep this in mind if you do opt to go with this spray.
Hot Shot Wasp And Hornet Killer
The Hot Shot Wasp & Hornet Killer spray is another tremendously effective option, with the one primary difference being that this product kills immediately on contact, killing the nest instantly. It is also non-staining in most home siding depending on the age, and cleanliness. It is widely recommended to first test the spray in an inconspicuous spot before using it in areas where the spray may contact the siding of the home.
When using the spray (specifically for wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets), you should try to do it at sunset when they are least active. And standing at a safe distance (not directly underneath it), spray the nest until it is completely soaked. Though there is no specified wait time after spray, the safe route is to once again wait 24 hours after use. The good news is that this powerful spray will also kill any insects that return to the nest over the next few days. So, you could potentially even benefit from leaving it out for a couple of days after you spray it down, ensuring that any wasps that return are dealt with.
There’s nothing worse than having a nice, beautiful summer’s day ruined by the buzzing sound of a nearby wasp’s nest, or even worse to receive a bad sting. Even if they aren’t directly affecting you in the moment, they can present a potentially serious problem down the road if not dealt with properly.
This is why it is important that as soon as you notice a nest forming, or an unusual number of wasps, hornets, or yellowjackets in the area. It’s time to jump into action before something unwanted potentially happens. And the most effective way of removing any of these wasp nests is with a high-quality spray, and spray extension pole adapter.
Jamie is the founder of The Backyard Pros. When he was 15 years old he started working at a garden centre helping people buy plants, gardening products, and lawn care products. He has real estate experience and he is a home owner. Jamie loves backyard projects, refinishing furniture, and enjoys sharing his knowledge online.