While soldering a header socket I sometimes apply too much solder and it flows through, partially filling in one or two of the female sockets holes. This prevents the male headers from being inserted all the way. What are some methods for removing the solder from within?
I've tried to insert a jumper wire and then heat the wire with the soldering iron, but that did not seem to help. I do not own a solder sucker (yet), so I have not had a chance to try that yet.
Edit: I am attempting to remove the solder from within the header socket itself, not from the via/holes on the PCB.