Increasing the pressure on a spray rig and blasting a wasp or hornet nest is a tactic of the past. Using oil-based aerosols leave can leave a film on treated surfaces and unsightly residue.
Instead, use an extension pole with a scraper to knock down small nests, and then treat the nest on the ground to avoid spraying the sides of buildings and/or using a large amount of product. Apply your products wearing appropriate safety equipment to avoid being stung.
Bonus tip: When working from ladders, large or small, tie off the base of the ladder in case of any sudden movements to avoid falls.
James Rodriguez, ACE, is National Marketing Manager for J.T. Eaton & Co.