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 you must remove their nests. Keeping your house clean of wasp hives and nests is one way to defend yourself and your pets from wasps. Walk around outside your home regularly, 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 large insects with a narrow “waist,” and belly that narrows to a point (this is where the stinger is!) and alarm colorations (red, yellow and black).

  • Paper Wasps: They 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 sting to protect their nest. These wasps are up to 2.5cm in diameter.
  • Mud-daubing Wasps: They are large solitary wasps that build a small nest of mud cells that you can often find plastered to the wall or ceiling. Paralyzed prey (usually a spider or caterpillar) is deposited in each cell until the wasp lays an egg, and the cell gets sealed. They aren’t very vicious and sting only to protect their nest.
  • European Wasps: These glowing, yellow and black striped wasps form huge 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 get uncovered.
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How to Get Rid of a Wasp Nest?

You should use one or more of the following approaches if you have professional experience with removing 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 our Ecopest Store. The most popular method is to inject the pesticide for around 20 seconds when the nest gets 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. 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 on a tree branch or somewhere else away from your home. The wasps will get forced to flee when the smoke rises and suffocates them. It would be best if you destroyed the nest after they’ve left.

By Dunking the Nest in Water:

This one is strong but risky and only suitable 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 safely remove the nest from the branch and dip it in the bucket. 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 gets discovered, several property owners take matters into their own hands and attempt to destroy the wasp nest. Trying to do this is something we 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 could tell if the nest belongs to a bee or a wasp and 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. If you want to try our services and want to know more about our pest control company, contact us: Toll-Free: 1-866-269-2847

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