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    Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    Apparently, I have a fair number of wasps that have taken up residency in my control panel. Every time I start punching buttons, they start flying out of the bottom where the wires go into the panel, and also around the gap where my chlorine generator plugs in. I'm not sure how to get rid of them. I don't want to spray poison in the gaps for fear of shorting something out inside, and I really don't care to try and open the panel up. They have a nasty disposition Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    No ideas except wasp spray. They are all on the nest at night. That might be helpful for you. They won't be attacking as bad as in the daytime whatever you decide to do.
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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    I use this in the field when I encounter a nest. It works very well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001CT...ref=mp_s_a_1_1
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    I really hate wasps.
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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    I have a propane powered fogger that I use around the pool for mosquitos. High quantitys of smoke might pursuade them to move on. If not, spike the fogger mixture with a wasp killer (Permethrin)(That is what I use around my pool deck and carport to control and remove wasps and or yellowjackets). If you cannot pursuade them to leave peacefully, do a "spiked" smoke out on a cooler eve to get the whole nest.
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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    Wait until dark and then open the panel and then spray the nest with wasp spray. You won't short anything out. If you're concerned about it, just open (turn off) the breaker feeding the panel to kill the power to it.
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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchap View Post


    I really hate wasps.
    LOL. love it.

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm going to kill the power and spray them tonight. I'll pull the cover tomorrow and see what's inside.
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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    Ok so I'm a sick guy can we get a picture?

    I've had wasps in my main panel previously.
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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    You may want to stuff the openings with steel wool or close them off with duct tape to prevent anything else from taking up residence in there.
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    Re: Anyone have any ideas of how to get Wasps out of my control panel?

    Would you video the assault? You will be fine, as it takes them time to react, but I think we would all enjoy the moment 😜


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