If you’re the victim of a wasps nest, you need to take some steps to get rid of the nest.
If you have a wasp nest in your yard or garden, you need to be careful when trying to remove it. Wasps are aggressive creatures and they can sting multiple times. If you are stung by one, you may experience an allergic reaction or severe swelling. If you get stung several times, it could be life threatening.
Before attempting to remove a wasp nest, make sure that all children and pets are inside and away from where you’ll be working. The last thing you want is for someone else to get stung while trying to help remove the nest.
What is the best time to remove a wasps nest?
It is best to remove the nest in late summer or early fall. At this time, the queen has stopped laying eggs, so no new wasps will emerge to replace those that are removed. Also, most of the wasps will have already left their summer home and moved on to start new nests.
If possible, wait until after dark to remove an active wasp’s nest. Wasps are more active at night when they come out to drink water, making it easier for them to find their way back into their nest once you have removed it from their location.
Always wear protective clothing when removing a wasp’s nest (long pants and a shirt with long sleeves). Do not attempt to remove or destroy a wasp’s nest if you have been stung recently (within about 3 days) or know you are allergic to bee stings.
Moving the wasp nest at night
The safest time to remove a wasp nest is at night because the wasps are less active. This will give you the best chance of doing it without being stung by the wasps.
You should wear protective clothing, including long sleeves and gloves, as well as a beekeeper suit or other protective gear. In addition, you should use a long-handled tool with a flat end so that you don’t have to get too close to the nest.
Preparing to remove the wasp nest
If you have a wasp’s nest on your property, you need to be prepared to remove it. Although there are several products on the market that can be used to get rid of wasps, it is best to hire a professional wasp removal company to handle this job. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for removal:
Call a professional pest control company. If you see a wasp’s nest, call in a professional pest control company immediately. These companies have the equipment and know-how needed to safely remove the nest without harming anyone or anything else in the area.
Plan ahead for removal. When preparing for removal, make sure that there are no pets, children or other people nearby during the process. Also, move any flammable items away from where the nest will be removed and make sure that no one is standing under trees that could potentially fall during the process.
Move outdoor furniture away from where it will be removed, as well as any outdoor plants or trees in the area where it will be removed, so they don’t get damaged during this time period and/or become infested with pesticides used to kill these pests if they are not properly applied by professionals who are trained properly in this field of work.
Prepare a first aid kit for wasps stings
If you have been stung by a wasp or hornet, you should avoid using tweezers as this may squeeze more venom into your skin. Instead, scrape the area with your fingernail or a credit card edge in order to remove the stinger.
After removing the stinger, cleanse the area with soap and water and then apply an ice pack. Do not use heat such as hot compress or heat rubs because they will increase circulation which can cause more swelling.
If there is any swelling after 24 hours then see your doctor immediately because this could be an allergic reaction to the venom which may require immediate treatment with an epinephrine shot or antihistamines that can be found over-the-counter at most drug stores.
Using a wasp deterrent
Wasps can be a problem in the garden and around your home. Here are some tips on how to deter them:
Remove food to feed their larvae, so if you have fruit trees or berry bushes, ensure they’re not overgrown with leaves and branches that provide shelter and food for wasps. If you have a compost heap, keep it well-covered so that wasps can’t use it as a nest site.
Keep plants healthy. Make sure there is plenty of water available for plants as this reduces the amount of sap produced by plants, which is attractive to wasps looking for nectar from flowers.
Reduce water sources around your house by keeping gutters clean and drains unblocked to stop wasps from coming back and using them as nesting places.
Use insecticides only when necessary. Most people try to avoid using insecticides because they can be toxic to wildlife including bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. However, if wasp makes its nest close to where you are working, then it may be necessary to spray them with an insecticide such as pyrethrum or permethrin which is safe for wildlife.
Hanging fake wasp nests
If you have a large area to cover, you may want to consider hanging multiple fake wasp nests. To hang your fake wasp nest, use a heavy-duty fishing line or twine. Tie the line around the centre hole of the nest and then tie it to an overhanging tree branch.
For smaller areas, you can simply place your fake wasp nest on a tree branch or hang it from a tree branch using twine or a fishing line. Fake wasp nests are not heavy, so they can be easily hung with just a couple of pieces of string or wire.
Using wasp traps
Wasp traps are a great way to get rid of wasps in your backyard. They are a safe and effective way to kill wasps with no harmful chemicals involved. You can also use them around your home to keep these pests away from children and pets.
Since they are so effective, they are also used by professional pest control companies across the country. If you have a large infestation or an ongoing problem with wasps in your backyard, this is definitely something you should consider buying.
How do they work? The best wasp traps use pheromones to lure wasps into them. This means that when you first set them up, you need to leave them for a few days so that the pheromone can attract any nearby wasps. Once they are attracted, they will enter through their designated entrance and then be trapped inside once they reach the bottom of the trap where there is no exit hole.
When they try and escape through the bottom, they will find themselves surrounded by water and unable to fly out again. After a few days, most people find that they have all been removed from their property without having had to use any harmful pesticides or other chemicals on their lawn or garden area.