How to Kill Wasps in the Car

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No one wants wasps anywhere, whether they're in your home, garage, garden or car. Wasps, unlike bees, can sting repeatedly and will attack when they realize their nest is being poisoned. This is why aerosol wasp killer shoots a 15-20 foot stream. The insecticide company wants to keep you a safe distance from the nest and prevent you from being stung. In addition, many people are allergic to insect stings. If you aren't sure if you are allergic, let someone else who knows their reaction to stings handle the wasps that have made their way into your car.

Things You'll Need

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Aerosol wasp killer
  • Car tarp
  • Put on a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, a hat, boots and gloves. You want as much protection between you and the wasps as possible if they decide to attack.

  • Near dusk, carefully find the wasp nest. Look in the trunk and behind the rear and front lights. These are common hiding spots. Also look near the door hinges if the car has not been used for any length of time. Near dusk, wasps will return back to their nest for the night. They are less active and less likely to sting.

  • Once the nest is located, step back 15 to 20 feet and soak the nest with wasp killer. The wasps may decide to come out and try to harm you. If so, squirt the wasps with the wasp killer. Once they fall out of the air, step on them.

  • Once wasps have stopped coming out of the nest, approach the nest slowly. Once again, squirt the nest thoroughly from 10 feet away, and again at 5 feet away.

  • If there is no movement from within the nest, remove the nest with your gloved hands and throw it in your outside trash.

  • Wait two days. If you have removed all nests, the wasps will not return. After two days, go to your local hardware or car store and purchase a car tarp that fits your vehicle. Put the tarp over your car. This will discourage any insects from going inside the vehicle.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use extreme caution when using insecticides and dealing with live wasps.

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