Having a wasp nest around your home is not a pleasant situation. This is especially true if you have children around or even someone who is allergic to wasp stings. Besides the threat of being stung, it’s also an annoyance to see wasps flying back and forth from their nests to your garden or anyplace else that you spend your time. The good news in this is that there are effective methods of getting rid of wasp nests, some you can even do yourself however it is not recommended. Your best option is to call our professional wasp removal services.
Ensuring You Are Not Allergic
The first precaution that you should always be aware of is whether or not you are allergic to stings. If you are or you suspect you are, do not attempt to remove the nest yourself. Instead, have someone do it for you or hire a professional exterminator to do the job. If you don’t know if you are allergic to stings, see your doctor. A very simple test will tell you whether you are allergic or not.
Find Out the Type of Wasps You Have
There are several different types of wasps. This will give you what you need to know to get rid of the nest. These three types of wasps are as follows:
- Paper Wasps. Compared to other species, paper wasps have long bodies and long legs. These build large nests that have their cells in the open. These nests often look like upside-down umbrellas and are most often located in covered places, such as under the eaves of houses. Paper wasps rarely attack unless they feel threatened.
- Yellow Jackets. Compared to paper wasps, yellow jackets have a thick black antenna and shorter legs. Their nests are usually paper looking and are found in enclosed places. They can be aggressive and might attack in swarms.
- Hornets. Hornets are the largest of all the species. The usually have white marks on their head and thorax. Hornets also build paper nests that they hide in cavities, wherever they find them.
Whenever you attempt to remove a nest, you can count on upsetting the hive. As a result, always wear protective clothing to protect yourself. Also, do not use a ladder to reach a nest. If the hive attacks you, chances are good that you will need to leave quickly, which might cause you to fall and become seriously injured.
Consider Your Alternatives
Before you do anything, consider all of your options. If you aren’t confident that you will be successful, hire an exterminator. If you do, build a plan to get rid of the nest. This might include the use of pesticides to kill them before you remove the nest. The other option is to do the work at night when the nest is least active. Regardless of how you decide to remove the nest, after you have done so, take the nest down and destroy it. This might be done effectively by burning or covering it with pesticides. After you have finished, you should try to do what you can to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem by covering or filling areas where you think the wasps might return to. If you don’t leave their options open, they won’t return.