Wasps are considered pests because of the painful stings they inflict. There are over 4,000 types of wasps in the United States and with the warmer days and the longer nights upon us, we will be seeing more and more of them flying around. It might be tempting to take care of a wasp problem on your own, but it is not a good idea. You really need professional help. Wasps are aggressive and need very little to attack. If wasps inside a nest feel threatened, they will become very aggressive and a wasp’s nest can contain thousands of wasps. If you try and do it on your own, it could cost you physically and financially. Guardian Pest & Wildlife Control explore this topic further.
How NOT to Knock Down or Get Rid of a Wasp Nest
1. Burning a wasp nest should be avoided. This can be very dangerous and is not very effective in removing wasps. Wasps nests are made from thin papery material that is created by chewing wood into a pulp, making it very flammable. When you burn a wasps’ nest it can get out of control and cause damage to your property not to mention getting burned yourself. Another reason that using fire doesn’t work is that it won’t kill all the wasps and the remaining wasps will be very angry! They will band together and begin to attack.
2. Flooding a wasp nest with water does not work. You might hear that flooding wasps nest will work, but it is not effective. You might cause damage to your property if the nest is located in an area that can cause flooding or if it’s in your home, it can cause damage to the attic beams and ceiling plaster boards. Similar to the way burning isn’t effective, using water will not kill all the wasps and they will get very vicious and attack. This will leave you with lots of painful stings.
3. If you knock down a wasp nest, you will likely get stung. This is the dumbest way to remove a wasp nest. The only thing this will do is put you in the direct line of fire to get stung multiple times and if you are allergic, you could die. You need to be very close to the hive to get this done and that might be enough to trigger an attack.
What is the Best Way to Remove a Wasp Nest?
Get in touch with a pest control specialist to remove a wasp nest. It seems to be a simple task but it needs to be done in a safe and efficient way. Professional pest control companies take all the proper safety precautions with protective equipment and respiratory equipment and are good at working in small spaces making the process more successful. Professional exterminators have lots of knowledge on wasps. We know how they act and spot the signs of an allergic reaction to wasp stings. Professionals use the right products, better than anything you can get your hands on and they’re more powerful with a proven track record to successfully remove wasp nests.
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If you want to get rid of buzzing wasps around your home it’s critical to treat the nest as soon as possible to reduce any chance of getting stung. You need to arrange to have professionals come in to take care of it. Call Guardian Pest & Wildlife Control to inspect your property and come up with a treatment plan specific to your problem. Contact us today!