Does Soapy Water Kill Wasps & Hornets (Yellow Jackets)?

Wasps and hornets provide many benefits from the gardening point of view. But, if they develop their nest near your house or in your garden, then it’s more a problem.

Dealing with Hornets, commonly known as yellow jackets, and the wasps can be a little dangerous because they can sting you.

Therefore, it becomes important to wear protective clothes before using any wasp killing method.

killing yellow jackets with soapy water

We all know that wasp killing sprays are available on the market.

But, the question is,

Does soapy water kill wasps?

YES, it works.

Even, killing yellow jackets with soapy water is also possible, and effectively eliminates them.

As mentioned earlier, it’s important to wear clothes that can give you protection from wasp stings, because they can be real angry, and they may attack you.

How to Use Soapy Water to Kill Wasps

For using this home remedy, you will need a combination of hot water and dish soap.

For that, add 2 to 4 tablespoon of liquid dish soap or 30 to 60 ml, to the 2 cups or 500 ml of hot water. Make the solution, and mix them.

Now, put the solution in a spray bottle, and spray directly on the wasps & yellow jackets to kill the instantly.

For the safety, you can use the garden hose having end sprayer for spraying the dish soap solution on their nest. With the garden soap, you’ll be able to spray the solution to a long distance as compared to a spray bottle. With that, you can attack their nest directly and easily.

How does soapy water kill wasps?

The soap water is able to kill wasps almost instantly.

But, how?

Some experts say that the soap water clogs their breathing spores, and this results in an instant death. Therefore, it’s a humane way to kill them.

Final Words

It’s an effective home remedy, and therefore, you should definitely try it.

But, as I have said a few times earlier, don’t forget about the protective clothes.

What do you think about this method? What other methods you’ve used?

 

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