Tips for Handling Wasp Infestations
When Provoked, Wasps Can Be Very Nasty To People
Generally, wasps don’t interact with people. However, with the slightest provocation done deliberately or by mistake, they can be very nasty and sting you. These stings are very painful and a real threat to those who have any sort of allergies. If you have a wasp infestation at home then you should first start with understanding everything you need to know about them, including how to get rid of them with the help of professional wasp control services.
A typical mistake people make is to confuse wasps with bees. Wasps have longer and more slender bodies. They feed on insects like flies, caterpillars as well as on nectar. They have six legs, two wings, and two antennae. The female wasp can be very cruel and sting repeatedly. The stinger does not embed into the skin as it has small barbs. This stinger is located at the lower part of their body. Bear in mind that only female wasps can sting.
Where Do Wasps Set Up Residence?
To look for wasps in your home or yard, there are three most likely places you will need to check. Their ideal nesting spots could be under gutters or other closed spaces which can offer them protection from the outside world. Another place where they can easily set up camp is where there are sweet nectar-filled flowers and plant life like your yard or garden. Finally, wasps can also take up residence in places where the food sources are easily available like the garbage bins, your pet’s food bowls, or outdoor eating areas.
Wasps can cause a huge problem for those who have any kind of allergy. This is because they can inject venom through their sting. Therefore, when you notice a large number of wasps flying around your property then you have to be careful. If you are unable to locate their nest then seek help from a professional wasp nest removal company who can help you out. Stay afar until help arrives. One way to find out where the wasps are nesting is to check the direction they are flying to. You can lure them away by keeping some food on the other side of their nest. Once they leave the nest to go to the food, you can then take help to destroy their nest.
If you think that the wasps are nesting inside your home then you should be all the more cautious. Observe where they enter and exit from so you can locate their nest. One way that wasps can easily enter your home and make their nest is through unsealed vents, torn window screens, and cracks around the window or door frames. These are the common places from where the wasps may be gaining entry inside your home.
How To Get Rid Of Wasp Infestations
Wasps easily establish their colony by making new homes and rarely use an old nest. However, they do tend to set up a new nest next to an existing one so you should make sure that you completely get rid of the nest once the infestation clears.
As soon as you notice the slight chance of wasp infestation you should immediately look for ways to get rid of it. You can do it yourself as well as ask for professional help. To do it yourself, you must first ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and safety materials so you don’t get stung by them. You will need to cover yourself up completely from head to toe. Use a powerful vacuum with disposal bags that can be discarded immediately. Use a smaller nozzle on the vacuum so you can reach all the nooks and corners where the wasps may be hiding.
You can alternatively use the nest drenching method. In this method, you will use an insecticide that is specially formulated for waps. This insecticide completely saturates the nests heavily with the solution. You can use a spray or a long nozzle to make sure that the solution is poured properly into the whole nest. If the wasps start flying then try to aim the spray at them as they emerge. Once the whole colony is destroyed, make sure to destroy the nest immediately.
However, sometimes it’s best to call professional exterminators to treat the wasp’s infestations. If you can’t treat the infestation by yourself then you can look for similar services around you. If you are allergic to their sting then you should not even attempt the DIY options.