Wipe Out Wasps: DIY Solutions

Making a Homemade Wasp Killer: A Crucial Survival Skill

If there’s anything I’ve learned from my years of homesteading and self-reliance, it’s that survival is all about preparedness, adaptation and taking control of your environment. A major part of this includes dealing with pests that pose a threat not just to your comfort, but to your safety. Wasps are one such intruder that we must all be ready to handle.

Why Wasps are a Threat

Before we delve into how to handle wasp infestations, it’s important to understand the severity of threat wasps pose. Aside from the painful stings and the potential allergic reactions some people may have to them, wasps can also damage your home or property if left unchecked. A large nest can weaken structures, and more importantly, a territorial swarm can render certain parts of your home practically inaccessible.

The Necessity of a Homemade Wasp Killer

So, how would you handle an unwanted swarm in a survival or self-reliance setting? While the modern world provides us with plenty of ready-made pest control options, reliance on these are not conducive to building self-sufficiency and resilience.

Creating a homemade wasp killer from readily available materials is not only cheaper and more accessible, but it equips you with an invaluable skill of handling sudden unplanned adverse situations – a true homesteader’s virtue.

Creating a Homemade Wasp Killer

There are several methods to prepare wasp killers at home, but I’m going to share one of the most effective ones.

Materials Required:

  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle


  1. Mix equal parts of liquid dish soap and water.
  2. Fill the spray bottle with this mixture.
  3. Identify the wasp nest or places of wasp activity.
  4. Spray the soap-water mixture generously on the wasps or their nests.

The soap in the mixture clogs the breathing pores of wasps and essentially suffocates them. This simple, yet effective method is a safe way to handle wasp outbreaks around your vicinity.

Due to its non-toxic nature, this homemade wasp killer can also be used around children and pets, unlike most store-bought wasp killers that are high on hazardous chemicals.

Stay Vigilant, Stay Prepared

Being prepared isn’t just about facing something cataclysmic, it’s also about dealing with everyday threats. By learning to control your environment, you are better equipped to survive and thrive in any situation life decides to throw at you. In this fight against wasps, you are not just winning back your home and peace of mind, you are reaffirming your self-reliance and survival instincts. Every homemade solution you create, every problem you solve is another step toward true independence and self-reliance.

Homemade Wasp Killer

Written by Keith Jacobs

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