A wasp nest within your property or near your house itself is always a threat to everyone’s safety. That’s why we need to make sure to remove it as carefully as we could as soon as possible.
But removing a wasp nest especially if you don’t have any experience at all is not recommended. Again, we repeat, it’s not recommended to remove a wasp nest on your own. We heavily advise you to call the experts in and do the removal for you instead for they are better equipped and are knowledgeable in this field.
Nevertheless, we shall discuss a few tips and tricks on how to get rid of wasp nests carefully and successfully.
Step by step guide
- You’re going to have to learn to approach a wasp nest as quietly as you could. And you’re going to have to approach it slowly and if possible, the least amount of people with you to prevent any mishaps. This can be a one-man job if you’ve prepared thoroughly.
- It will also be best to plan your operation at night. How come? That’s because like us (or most people) they are so busy working during the day than during the night time or if it gets dark, they won’t bother or most likely won’t attack you as you remove their nest. They are far less aggressive during this time and they tend to their young at night too.
- Make sure to have your bag ready, preferably a garbage bag to cover the nest with. If you have a PPE or RPE to wear then much better. Ensure your safety as that is the priority here even over removing the wasp’s nest successfully. Never underestimate the potency of the sting of a wasp, just see the movie “My Girl”.
- Detach the wasp nest slowly from where it is hanging from and then put it in your garbage bag. It’s also advisable to spray the nest with a wasp or hornet killer before you do so then go ahead. We really don’t want to harm the colony (the survival of it depends on the survival of the queen) but we need to prioritize our safety over them (sadly).
- Then lastly, once you’ve removed the wasp nest then be sure to dispose of it properly. Don’t just leave it somewhere else far from your property that others might get stung once they stumble upon it. Research a good way or ask for assistance with your local animal or insect control beforehand on how to dispose of it before you even plan to remove it.
- And most importantly, never EVER attempt to remove a wasp nest if you are allergic to their sting as that can be lethal.
- Also, consider the area where the wasp nest is located. If they are in tight places, high above, or the gutters then think twice about proceeding with the extraction on your own.
How NOT to remove a wasp nest
If there are proper ways on how to remove a wasp nest then you can be sure that there are a lot of tempting ways that one might think are quick and easy methods to remove a wasp’s nest but on the contrary, completely WRONG. Please make sure NOT to do any of these!
- Never ever try to burn a wasp’s nest. One would think that burning the nest is one successful way to completely obliterate them but nope! Their nests are flammable and will burst into flames the moment you try to burn them. Additionally, if the nest is located near or within your house or property then you might risk burning (knock on wood) your home too. Consequently, they will just become violent and super aggressive and will just fly out of their nest and jump right at you. Not a very good idea at all.
- Also, never try dousing it with water. Like fire, water may also damage your property, and once again, the wasps will just get violent and attack you outright.
- Lastly, never try what kids try on movies and try to destroy the nest using anything that they can grab onto like a piece of wood or metal, and try to swing at it until it’s destroyed. Again, violent and aggressive wasps will destroy you in return.
Why call the experts?
So, what makes it different if you call the experts in to do the job? Well, a lot of things!
- They will have all the right equipment with them to remove the wasp’s nest. You can rest easy because they are fully protected for the entire operation.
- They are qualified and experience not just when t comes to handling the nest itself but also they have removed nests on almost all locations possible. The attic, gutter, on the roof, you name it.
- They are experts on anything about insects or wasp specifically. If ever there are emergency treatments that need to be done because someone got stung and is even allergic to it, then they can help outright.
- They use only professional methods and professional products to remove the nest. No drastic methods nor harmful chemicals will be implemented to protect anyone within the property.
It will really be worth it if you call in the experts for this job, that’s for sure.
How to Keep Wasp From Nesting on your Property
As they say, prevention is always better than cure. And so, we need to take preemptive steps to ensure that no wasp would nest on our property as much as possible.
- If you have a large property, identify early on if you have areas that can possibly be a nesting ground for wasps. Cracks and entry points in your home or other buildings in your area like barns and sheds are likely locations.
- Know your locale. Ask around if you’re new to your place or not familiar with the ecosystem. You should know if your part of the town has a good population of wasps or hornets.
- Installing screens and wasp traps is a good preventive step too.