Summer is here, and it’s bee and wasp season. Wasps can be a special nuisance since they’re persistent and often build nests near homes.
Wasp venom can cause swelling, welts, red rashes, and in some cases nausea and vomiting. Anaphylaxis is possible, as with bee stings.
However, while bees have a single-use stinger, wasps can sting many times and don’t die after they sting. This means that you can receive much more venom than you ever could from a bee. Not everyone reacts to wasps stings with a serious reaction, but if they do it can be quite painful.
Bottom line? You don’t want wasps hanging around your house! If you’re wondering how to get rid of wasps near you, check out this article.
- How to Get Rid Of Wasps Near Your Doors and Windows
- Prevent Wasps From Nesting in Your Barn, Shed, or House
- Get Rid Of Wasps in Your Backyard for Good
How to Get Rid Of Wasps Near Your Doors and Windows
If insects could have personalities, the wasp personality would be one of dogged determination. Once they think they’ve found a suitable location, wasps keep coming back. They tend to like sheltered nooks and crannies near windows, in house siding, and sometimes even in the ground.
Ground nests tend to be near a protective structure like deck steps or a house foundation. But certain types of burrowing wasps have no qualms about building nests out in the open. Ground nests can be hard to find, leaving homeowners wondering where their wasps are coming from.
Unlike other types of pest removal, wasp nest removal can be very difficult. As soon as you knock down one nest, the wasps return and build another one. They will do this all summer if they have to!
To remove a hanging nest, you will have to scrape the beige, paper-thin formation free from its attachment. Then dispose of it by burning or putting it in a sealed container.
Underground nests can be trickier to remove. Plugging them rarely works, because burrowing wasps are expert diggers. It’s better to use a fast-acting insecticide powder at the nest entrance.
It’s very important to protect yourself before starting wasp removal. At a minimum, you’ll need gloves, long pants, and long sleeves. A hat, goggles, or a beekeeping outfit might not be a bad idea, either.
Prevent Wasps From Nesting in Your Barn, Shed, or House
You can avoid having to do wasp removal at all by making your property as unattractive to wasps as possible. Some good wasp control tips include growing wasp-repellant plants like lemongrass and peppermint.
You should also rinse our smelly waste cans and clean up all food remnants after picnicking in your backyard. Seal up any holes in your house siding and wrap birdhouses in aluminum foil.
Get Rid Of Wasps in Your Backyard for Good
So now you know the best tips on how to how to get rid of wasps from your property for good. Keep your property free of food residue, seal up small surface openings, and trick wasps into thinking your territory was already claimed by another nest.
If you’ve tried all of the above and *still* can’t get rid of your wasps, don’t despair. It’s time to call in the professionals. A professional exterminator will remove your wasp problem and make sure they don’t come back.
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