How do I get rid of a wasp’s nest in my car door?

How do I get rid of a small wasp’s nest in my car door? There's a nest forming on my car door and I need to get rid of it—I haven’t driven in days because of it! But I don’t want to make them angry by trying to remove them, either. How do I get rid of a wasp’s nest? Please help!

Answer
I’m so sorry that’s happening, and you definitely need to remove that wasp nest asap! Here’s what to do:
  • Wear protective clothing that helps keep you from coming in contact with wasps.
  • At dusk, step 15 feet away and spray the wasp nest with the wasp killer of your choice. Dusk is the time where wasps return to the nest and you want to make sure you get all of them.
  • As the wasps stop coming out of the nest, carefully walk closer to the nest and continue spraying.
  • If you don’t see any more movement from the nest, go ahead and remove it.
If you feel uncomfortable doing this yourself, that is perfectly understandable! If that’s the case, call your local exterminator—it’s always best to trust the experts with issues like these!
No matter what you choose, you’ll need to wait a day or two to make sure that the wasps did not return.
If there are a lot of wasps around where you park your car, consider investing in a car cover to prevent the wasps from nesting again.
If you want to make sure every part of your car is protected, you might want to review your insurance policy. If it’s time for a new plan, the Jerry app is here to help! We’ll get you personalized quotes from top insurers so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you—and when you’ve chosen one, we’ll even help you switch, too.
Best of luck getting rid of your new pests!
Ben Guess
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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