Wasp Nest Removal:
5 Quick Ways to Remove A Wasp Nest in Your House
Despite their service for the Mother Nature, wasps can be a real nuisance if they somehow build their nest in your home because of their potential to sting and injure people. Here are 5 simple DIY ways to remove a wasp nest in your house.
Spring is the season of pests, and they get highly active in this season as compared to winter and summer. Among the pests who cherish this time of the year are wasps. These insects belong to the order Hymenoptera and are neither ants nor bees and possess properties from both of them.
Wasps are invaluable for the ecosystem and play a major role in natural pest control and are ideal pollinators. But despite their service for the Mother Nature, they can be a real nuisance if they somehow build their nest in your home because of their potential to sting and injure people. Moreover, if you have kids or pets at home than it’s better to keep the wasps away from your place.
Locate the Wasps Nest: Where Do Wasps Build Their Nest?
Wasps build fantastic nests which can undoubtedly be categorized as structural masterpieces; their size can vary with the species, but generally, wasp nests are of greyish or straw colored.
These nests are round in shape, mostly they resemble umbrella which is attached with a single stalk to the nearby horizontal surface.
Wasps always build their nests in protected locations. They can either be built on the ground, or you can locate aerial nests.
Aerial nests are often seen hanging from the following:
- fruit bushes
But wasp nests are not limited to the outdoors or gardens; they can make their way to your home too. In homes, wasp nests are often found at the following places:
- hanging from the attics
- hanging at the window corners
- porch ceiling
- underside of decks
- inside house reels or grills
Wasp nests are not limited to these places; you can locate them in the most unexpected places at your home. Wasps can even build their nest in your house’s chimney, in the compost heap, in the hollow logs, wheel wells and engine compartments of old, unused vehicles.
Wasps basically prefer to build nests in the places which aren’t easily accessible and shelter them from outside conditions and predators.
“You can locate a wasp nest in the most unexpected places at your home.”
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DIY Methods to Remove Wasp Nests
Even though wasps are beneficial for nature, their presence is never a pleasant site, and it’s better to get rid of their nests to avoid an allergic reaction or any painful interaction with them.
You can effectively remove wasps’ nests in the following ways:
#1. Fake wasp nest/ waspinator
Install a waspinator, it looks like a wasp’s nest and deters wasps from building nests there because wasps are territorial insects and avoid building nests at other wasps’ place.
#2. Soap and water solution
Spray the wasp nests with a solution made up of dishwashing soap and water. This works by clogging their breathing spores and killing them instantly. This solution works faster than insecticides.
Use smoke to force the wasps to evacuate your space. Burn small fire under the hanging nests, the fire smoke will suffocate the wasps inside the nest and will force them to leave. Put out the fire after a couple of hours and with the help of a stick, knock down the empty nest.
#4. Repelling Plants
There are plants which work as natural deterrents for wasps; for example, spearmint, eucalyptus, wormwood and thyme citronella. Grow them in your garden to keep the stinging pests away from your place.
#5. Insecticidal Dust
For ground nests, insecticidal dust is much effective, get the one available in the market. Dust the insecticide on the nest at night (because wasps are less active at night) and leave.
When wasps pass through the dust, it will contaminate their legs and wings and they’ll transfer the toxic chemical to other wasps when they visit them and eventually kill them all.
Call Professional Wasp Exterminators
Removing wasps’ nests is a tricky task; always keep on the protective gear, gloves, high boots and masks while dealing with them. And if you have an allergic reaction towards wasp stings, then it’s better to take help from professional exterminators.***