If you happen to notice wasps around your house often, there is a great chance that they have a nest nearby. These insects usually nest below the roof construction, inside some cracks in walls, on walls of a house or on tree branches nearby. Either way, since wasps can deliver painful stings, which can cause irritation, pain or even allergic reactions, it is best to stay away from these insects and keep them at bay, protecting your house and your family.
Different Kind – Different Characteristics
Some wasps are known to be more dangerous than others. Basically, the yellow jacket wasp is notorious for being aggressive and attacking even when it is not threatened, delivering repetitive stings which can be life-threatening for people who are allergic. Black wasps are usually found near human residence areas, due to the fact that they use mud to build nests. Thereby, these can frequently be found in or near our dwellings.
Below noted are the best possible ways of getting rid of wasps, preventing them from entering your home.
Keeping Wasps at Bay
Keep an eye on these insects. Once you notice them around the house too often, start checking the area for nests. If a single wasp gets trapped in your house accidentally, you can either force it to leave or kill it by using a fly swatter, broom, vacuum cleaner or some other methods. However, this will not work if there are more wasps in the area, since then, you are likely to be attacked by many of them.
Wasp sprays will work in these situations, killing these insects instantly. Alternatively, you can splash the nests with soap water or kerosene.
If you or someone in the house is allergic to wasp stings, it is best to seek professional help instead of dealing with the problem on your own. Contact pest control and seek their help.
Removing Wasp Nests
Protect yourself before attacking a nest. Make sure you are wearing long sleeved clothes which keep your skin guarded. Also, stay a safe distance from the nest. Keep in mind that wasps are inactive and visually impaired during the night, this being the best time for you to strike. Spray insecticides onto the nest, taking it down with a broom, crushing it before removing it completely. Alternatively, you can take a cloth bag, put the nest inside and keep it in water for a day or so, crushing the insides once this is overand throwing it all away.
Do not forget that safety comes first. So, attack wasp nests with caution and be prepared to flee when attacked.