How to deal with wasp nests
Do you have problems with wasps or wasp nests?
Well, do you have fruit trees in your yard? If you do, then they might attract wasps, especially if any of the fruits from your trees end up falling to the ground. A flower garden has the same effect, as well as a body of still water, such as a pool or a birdbath.
Wasps can very swiftly ruin your outdoor fun, especially because their populations peak in the latter part of summer. Therefore, now is the time of year when you must watch your back for pesky wasps.
Wasps often mind their own business, but some of the species can become incredibly territorial. Sometimes, just being near them may cause them to attack. Even if you are not allergic to a wasp sting, you may be in real danger if they attack in a large swarm. And if you are allergic, even just one sting may be deadly if not treated.
So how do you deal with wasp nests?
Prevention measures are the main key. You can do things such as sealing up tiny cracks like those found around the edges of siding and where energy lines may enter the house. Additionally, patching up holes in window screens is essential, as this is a common place where you might find wasp nests.
What if a wasp nest has already been formed? Should you deal with it yourself?
We recommend you don’t.
If you find a wasp nest on your property, don’t risk removing it on your own, even if you know you’re not allergic. Allergy to stinging insects can be acquired, even if you’ve never had an allergic reaction before. Instead, contact your local council and check if they offer pest control assistance in your area. If they do, a pest control technician will be sent to remove the nest for you. If this isn’t an option, contact professional wasp exterminators as soon as possible.
Should I get professional help?
Removing a wasp nest can be very dangerous. Wasps inside the nest will feel threatened and often become aggressive. This could cause them to sting you and others in the proximity as they guard their nest. Therefore, you should arrange for a professional wasp nest treatment. This highly effective solution will terminate the wasps and keep you safe from the threat of stings.
A pest control technician is professionally trained to handle and remove wasp nests in a safe and efficient manner. Found a wasp nest in your home or garden and need help removing it? Get in contact with City Pest Control Services today!