Wasps are mean, and they sting! Even in your own house, they will sting you on the slightest provocation. It is not the wisest decision to try and move a wasp nest by yourself, so it is advisable to bring in the wasp nest removal experts.
Should they decide to build their nests on your property, you must undertake wasp removal procedures as soon as possible. Wasps pose a great danger to children and pets. A wasp’s venom is quite deadly, and its sting is very painful since they sting its victims over and over again.
Once you begin seeing swarms of wasps near your home, they probably have a nest nearby. Wasp removal starts with identifying the type of wasps around.
Where are wasp nests usually found?
Wasps are not usually found in the house, but they can build nests in the eaves of houses or in holes in the ground.
Wasp nests are usually found on trees, fences and hedges. They can also be found on walls that have cracks or holes in them. The nest is made up of a paper-like substance that the female wasp chews up and uses to build her nest. The queen wasp will lay eggs in this nest and when they hatch, they become workers who help her tend to her young.
Once the worker wasps have matured, they will go out and collect food for the colony. This food can include dead insects or other sources of protein like pollen from flowers or even sugary foods like jam or honey.
Understanding wasp behaviour
The most basic instinct in a wasp’s life is to survive. If a wasp cannot find food or has no place to lay its eggs, it will die. Wasps have been around for millions of years, and they have developed various methods of finding food and shelter.
So what do wasps do? They hunt for insects and other small animals that they can feed on. They also scavenge for scraps of meat and dead animals that humans leave behind. Some species of wasps are also known to eat pollen from flowers as well as fruit juice from fruit trees like apples or pears.
Wasps can be found almost anywhere there is vegetation; however, some species prefer dry areas over wet ones since they need areas where wasps can make their nests without getting wet from rain or dew.
Solitary wasps vs social wasps
There are two types of wasps; solitary wasps and social wasps. Solitary wasps are pretty much calm and can only become aggressive when provoked. The danger however is having social wasps around. For some strange reason, they usually build their nests near human habitats and can become very territorial and aggressive given that they stay in swarms.
Wasp removal is very necessary for such situations where social wasps have become territorial and highly aggressive. If you wonder how wasp removal is carried out, you are at the right place.
Wasp removal is in fact a fairly simple task. Wasps generally reside in nests or hives and it does not require rocket science to locate a wasp’s nest or hive. The danger with wasp removal is that wasps don’t like to be provoked. They will retaliate on the slightest provocation and they do it in numbers.
Below are some preparations to do before undertaking wasp removal
- Appreciate that wasp removal is best during early mornings (when busy) or during evenings (when drowsy).
- Before undertaking wasp removal, make sure that you have protective gear like gloves, headgear and heavy cloth (covering the entire body). Wasp removal requires utmost care.
- Make sure that you have a headlight and have someone hold it for you if need be. During wasp removal, wasps are attracted to the headlight when the lens is covered with shiny red paper.
- Be sneaky as much as possible during wasp removal. Avoid creating disturbances that will make wasps react. You won’t love their reaction.
Below are some home remedies you can use for wasp removal
Simple water trap
This wasp removal technique uses a plastic bottle cut in half. The uppercut is turned upside down and affixed (with adhesive tape) to the lower part of the bottle. Attract wasps to the trap by applying sweet fruits or soda inside the bottle. In an attempt to locate the attractive smell, they will be ensnared and ultimately die.
If you are concerned about wasps in your garden, then you must have heard of the boiling hot water method. This is the most recommended method for killing wasps.
If you do not want to use poison or harmful chemicals, then boiling water is the best way to get rid of these pests.
The first step is to find out where the nest of wasps is located. You can do this by looking for mud nests or paper nests hanging on a tree or wall. Once you have found the nest, pour some boiling water inside it when all the wasps are asleep as it will kill them instantly.
This method works well if there are only a few wasps present in your garden, but if there are many and they are aggressive, then it might be a little difficult for you to perform this task alone. In such cases, we recommend that you call professional pest control services instead of trying it yourself because the risk involved is too high otherwise.
Citrus Oil Extract
This is yet another wasp removal technique that is homemade. Apply the extract to the nest. Exercise caution with this wasp removal technique because wasps will retaliate.
Other popular home products for wasp removal are the glass wasp trap and the waspinator. Another popular technique for wasp removal is using sprays made by adding bleach, soap, shampoos and other home regents.
There are many other wasp removal strategies and they all serve the same purpose-eradicating wasps and taking control of our human habitats.
As always, please take care if using any DIY methods, especially if your family is in close proximity. If you are looking for wasp removal West Lothian, contact Eliminate Solutions at 0800 206 2679 so we can carry out the task for you.