How To Get Rid Of Wasp Nests?
Wasps are a widespread summer insect. Wasp stings are not only painful, but they can also cause allergies in certain individuals, so they must be removed. Keeping your house clean of wasp hives and nests is one way to defend yourself and your pets from wasps. Walk around the outside of your house on a regular basis, looking for nests under porches, decks, overhangs, eaves, shrubs, bushes, sheds, and other buildings. If you come across a nest, you should be able to recognize it and assess the danger it poses to your family.
WHAT DO WASPS LOOK LIKE?
In Canada, there are a variety of wasp species. They’re all big insects with a narrow “waist,” a narrow belly that narrows to a point (this is where the sting is!) and alarm colorations (red, yellow and black).
Paper wasps: Make nests out of eaves, trees, and leaves. The nests are usually small (maximum 100-200 wasps) and suspended from a stalk. They are not aggressive and just sting to protect their nest. Up to 2.5cm in diameter.
Mud-daubing wasps: These are large solitary wasps who build a small nest of mud cells that are often plastered to the wall or ceiling. Until laying an egg and sealing the cell, paralyzed prey (usually a spider or caterpillar) is deposited in each cell. They aren’t very vicious, just stinging to protect their nest.
European wasps: These glowing, yellow and black striped wasps form very large nests of up to 100,000 individuals! The majority of nests (80%) are located in the ground, mostly only visible through a hole (with wasps flying in and out), with the rest in houses (roof spaces, wall voids and eaves). They often make dens under compost heaps that are uncovered.
How to get rid of a wasp nest?
You should use one or more of the following approaches if you have professional experience with the removal of active wasp nests. If not, the Ecopest team advises that you hire a specialist to do the work.
With pesticide spray: A wasp-killing pesticide is available at the nearest store. The most popular method is to inject the pesticide for around 20 seconds when the nest is opened. That’s it. Repeat the procedure when the nest is active the next day. You will destroy the nest after all of the wasps have died.
With insecticidal dust: Insecticidal dust may be helpful when working with a ground nest. Simply sprinkle the dust liberally on the nest and then leave the field. Allow up to two days for it to function. Repeat the procedure if the nest is still alive.
With smoke: You can even light a fire under a nest whether it’s on a tree branch or somewhere else away from your home. The wasps will be forced to flee when the smoke rises and suffocates them. You should destroy the nest after they’ve left.
By dunking the nest in water: This one is strong, but it’s also risky, and it’s only good for aerial nests. Put a bucket of water under the wasp nest first. Then place the whole nest in a cloth bag with caution. Make sure there are no cracks or tears in the pack. Then, using a firm cord, close the top of the bag. You can now remove the nest from the branch and dip it in the bucket safely. Place a heavy object on top of the bucket and leave it there overnight. By morning, the wasps should be gone.
Ecopest Inc. for Wasp Nest Removal
When a wasp nest is discovered, several property owners take matters into their own hands and attempt to destroy the wasp nest. This is something we definitely warn against at Ecopest, since attempting to extract a wasp nest directly will also aggravate the stinging insects, resulting in unpleasant stings that can be harmful if you are allergic to them!
A specialist would be able to tell if the nest belongs to a bee or a wasp, as well as what to do if it belongs to a wasp. After assessing the issue, your specialist will assist you in developing a wasp management strategy so that you don’t have to think about new wasp colonies in the future. If you believe you have a nest of paper wasps near your house, contact Ecopest right away.
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