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Deterring Red Wasps? #5952493 09/29/15 04:42 PM
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I thought I read on here a while back about painting the ceiling of a box blind to help deter red wasps but I cant seem to find it. Is there a particular color that works best or...any other good deterrents out there? I understand making a blind air tight is best, but its a bit late this year.

I'm going back out this weekend to hopefully slay the rest of them. Last weekend I used 3 bug bombs and a whole can of spray and still haven't gotten them all. I can get some pics this weekend for you guys but the whole front 8' section inside and side 4' section in my blind was nothing but red wasp nests. Other than burning the whole thing to the ground and starting fresh, what can I do to keep them out? Next year i'll work on getting it as air tight as possible.

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saw a post recently that said light blue or white to mimic the sky. several posted about how well it works

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Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
saw a post recently that said light blue or white to mimic the sky. several posted about how well it works


Read that too, iirc it was used on exterior eaves, but worth a shot in an enclosed blind.


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I read it too but couldn't find it, or remember what color worked best. Once i get them all gone, i'll give it a shot. I seriously about flush when i opened that door and saw how many were in there. lol

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ProZap no pest strips. Will not keep them out but will kill them all. Leave them in the blinds year round, just put a fresh one in every 3-4 months.


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Light blue is what I read, or I guess "sky color".

I have also use the raid with residual in my birdhouses, they wont build on it for over a year.


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man I opened mine up over the weekend and it was COVERED in black widows. egg sacks everywhere.. counted 11 adults plus two scorpions. I used a whole can of wasp/hornet spray and I'll bomb it again this weekend. Cant stand those things!

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You can also spray the corners and edges with Demon WP.


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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
You can also spray the corners and edges with Demon WP.



Have always heard that...


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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8


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You can also spray the corners and edges with Demon WP.



Have always heard that...


Ditto, I always forget the darn name until some one mentions it bang , supposed to be the best I have read.

I would take wasp all day over a black widow....


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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8



Ole Wingnut will get them roflmao


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You can also spray the corners and edges with Demon WP.



Have always heard that...


Ditto, I always forget the darn name until some one mentions it bang , supposed to be the best I have read.

I would take wasp all day over a black widow....

Combine that with a ProZap strip up I sprayed my haybale blind inside last year with Demon WP never had any issues with spiders or ants inside it.


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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8



Ole Wingnut will get them roflmao



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This Stuff?
So it works on wasps as well?

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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8



Ole Wingnut will get them roflmao


He cant be near as scared of the red's as i am. roflmao

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Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
saw a post recently that said light blue or white to mimic the sky. several posted about how well it works
Actually, in the south, they paint front porch ceilings light blue to ward off bad spirits. I don't think there's a color that is a wasp deterrent. Bombs away is about the only thing you can do. I have the same problem with a couple of our stands.


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This Stuff?
So it works on wasps as well?

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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8



Ole Wingnut will get them roflmao


He cant be near as scared of the red's as i am. roflmao

Yes on the Demon WP. Get one of these to leave in also. I have used them for over 20 yrs and they work on wasps, bees and yellowjackets.


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So it works on wasps as well?

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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8



Ole Wingnut will get them roflmao


He cant be near as scared of the red's as i am. roflmao



Goldy isnt far behind yall...He walks around with TWO bottles of Wasp Spray with a 60' range and has another case stored all around him...you open a stand up and he will get as still as a Livered Bird dog on point....and just move his eyes only rofl roflmao


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Down in Louisiana and maybe South Carolina, the color was called "Haunt Blue" or "haint blue". It was a superstition that the color repelled evil spirits and it did a good job with the wasps too wink. Many of the homes you see in the older neighborhoods are restoring the eaves and porches with this color. It is, actually, not an 'actual color' though. "Pool Blue" or a "Sky Blue" is about as close as it gets.

Now, understand the entire theory of the paint repelling the wasps was because the old paints used Lye, which is a natural bug repellent. These days, lye is not commonly used, but many folks still swear by the fact the "blue" fools them into thinking they are not in cover... heh. Me, I use it and think it still works :P

It is also good to paint under the hand rails etc.. on porches etc.. had a wasp nest move it's butt down to under the outside edge of our rails and you did not know it till you grabbed the rail :P

Yes, it does deter many wasps, red and yellow jackets. Mud daubers do not mind it though.

Here is a link to the color I use:

POOL BLUE SHERWIN WILLIAMS

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This Stuff?
So it works on wasps as well?

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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8



Ole Wingnut will get them roflmao




He cant be near as scared of the red's as i am. roflmao



Goldy isnt far behind yall...He walks around with TWO bottles of Wasp Spray with a 60' range and has another case stored all around him...you open a stand up and he will get as still as a Livered Bird dog on point....and just move his eyes only rofl roflmao


roflmaoOnly reason i didn't have two cans of the actual spray was cuz it wouldn't fit in my other back pocket with my wallet. A bug bomb in each hand and a can of spray in my empty back pocket. Set the bug bombs off, grabbed the spray and ran/screamed like a little girl spraying all around me

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Originally Posted By: stxranchman


Yes on the Demon WP. Get one of these to leave in also. I have used them for over 20 yrs and they work on wasps, bees and yellowjackets.

Thanks. Ill try it out

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scratch would puddimg mothballs in blind at end of season work ? flag



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This Stuff?
So it works on wasps as well?

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I would just PM East on here...he has a Red Wasp Removal Service that is free. He ain't skeered of them things at all. loser8



Ole Wingnut will get them roflmao


He cant be near as scared of the red's as i am. roflmao

Yes on the Demon WP. Get one of these to leave in also. I have used them for over 20 yrs and they work on wasps, bees and yellowjackets.


Great idea STX, but can we kill big bucks under it? peep

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I would try it if I could :P

We have one stand, out of 8, that once a year gets invaded by tens of thousands of daddy-long-legs. No idea why only that one, but when you least expect it, you open the door and BAM!.

I am not afraid of spiders, but no way do I want that many crawling all over me, so I keep bug bombs and every spring.. BAM! I toss one in there the day before and close the door.. lol

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Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch would puddimg mothballs in blind at end of season work ? flag


Come to think of it, I've got a box of moth balls in my storage building at the house to keep mice away...but i don't have any issues with wasps inside. you may be on to something here. up

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