2 questions about wasps... is there a way to kill a wasp nest without pesticides, and do they have any type of memory?
There’s a hanging nest right above the door of my apartment. Every time I go outside with my 8 month old daughter, they start flying a little too close for my comfort.
So, I called the front desk about it and they said they’d write up a report for maintenance, but every time they’ve said that in the past, it means that they don’t think maintenance should have to do that (the times we’ve called and maintenance actually came, they paiged them right away then told us they were on the way). We don’t have any pesticides or extra cash at the moment, so I was wondering, just until I get a paycheck… is there a way to kill them without pesticides? And I noticed that at my mom’s house they kept coming back to the same spot even when she knocked the nest onto the ground, so is there a way to stop them from coming back?
My second question comes up because earlier I tried to spray a mixture of Dawn & water onto the nest (someone told me that would work). The spray didn’t quite go high enough to reach them, but they immediately all stopped what they were doing and opened their wings, so I ran back inside before they could attack. If I go back out there in an hour or two, will they immediately swarm me?