Apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon (15 mL) peppermint oil with 16 ounces (473 mL) of water. Pour the water into a spray bottle and mix your peppermint oil in. Spray this solution on wasps and nests. Be sure to apply enough to soak the wasps and nests completely.

  • Consider mixing 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of shampoo or dish soap in to help the peppermint stick to the application area and suffocate the wasps


Shoot a mixture of 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of dish soap per 1 cup (240 mL) of water. Pour hot water into a spray bottle and add your dish soap. Locate the wasps and spray them until they stop moving. If possible, use a hose-end sprayer for a more direct application. For larger nests, mix dish soap into your garden sprayer .

  • Only spray nests at night and cover your light source with a cloth or use amber or red bulbs to prevent the wasps from attacking you.


Call a professional exterminator. If you're not confident using chemical insecticides or are having trouble getting rid of wasps on your own, professional exterminators might be a safer alternative. If you have a wasp nest in the walls of your home, Colnet exterminator can drill a hole in the window frame, floor, or wall near the nest's location, and then pump insecticides through this hole to reach the nest.

  • Call Us Today if you are on a limited timeframe—we have access to stronger chemicals, so the wasps might die more quickly.