The summer and spring seasons are excellent seasons that fill you with hope and enthusiasm. Along with that come flying insects, particularly wasps. These pests can sting you as well, so it’s better to clear out any wasps surrounding your house. Destroying wasp nests is a good idea to minimize them in and around your home. This task is not time-consuming, but you need to be well-equipped to save yourself from their sting. Wasps are more aggressive than bees; better be careful while removing them from your space. Toxic chemicals harmful to health are on the market; instead, use these tools and gadgets to remove wasps.
- Amber-colored Flashlight
- Protective Gear And Hand Gloves
- Dishwashing Liquid
- 5-gallon Bucket
Gather Your Protective Clothing And Gear
Wasps do not lose their stinger, unlike bees; when they sting, that implies they can sting again and again. They are very aggressive by nature; you can’t simply walk up to the nest without getting attacked. The worst part is that they are always in a group, so they alert their team to any threat. When they sting, wasps release pheromones to warn their fellow wasps in the area, so be prepared to face the wrath of any wasps in the close vicinity and the wasps’ group in the nest. Taking all the safety measures and precautions is essential to be fully covered to save yourself.
Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt below a thick jacket, socks and shoes, full-hand gloves, and a hat, along with a bandana to conceal the face. Wasps have straight and long stingers that directly go through lightweight clothing like t-shirts. In a nutshell, save your skin as much as possible by covering it up entirely.
Locate The Nest
One of the main steps in removing pests is to find the wasp nest. They can be hanging around your home or trees, and some others like to live in manufactured structures. Walk around your house, and check pests and their hiding areas, such as rafters and roof eaves, wall cavities, crawl spaces, fence posts, branches of trees, and railings. You can get to know the nest location by observing its flying pattern. Figure out where wasps have their nest; accordingly, you can plan to eliminate them. They will guide you to their nests; you need to follow the path.
Understand The Type Of Stinging Insects
You should know about the pests first; you can successfully remove them from your property.
- Paper Wasps
Choose Your Wasp Removal Battle Plan
You are all set to choose the best method to remove wasps; pick out one according to your preference.
Take a bucket full of boiled water and pour it onto the wasp nest to immediately kill many wasps together and destroy their nest in an instant. However, it may take many buckets full of boiling water to finish and detach it from its hanging place. Many wasps will get upset and ready to attack in the process, so prepare your attack well in advance.
Water With Soap
A slightly better way to do the first method is adding liquid dishwasher soap to the boiling water before pouring it on the nest. Soapy water bogs them down and makes it more difficult for them to counterattack. Though it can be more than one boiling water bucket again, this method can save you from getting stung in the overall process.
Time Your Attack Carefully
An essential tip to remember is that timing is crucial in wasp removal. The best time to start the process is at night while all the wasps are inside the nest. Though it looks not wise to plan the attack when all the wasps are inside the nest, they are less aggressive and have a slower reaction time at night.
Time of the year and time of the day is crucial. Wasps choose the area for their nest in the early spring and then start working on expanding it. A nest can house up to 2000 wasps, and its full potential of housing the wasps. That’s quite a lot of pests together and ready to sting. The promising way to keep an eye on the wasp activities around the home in the early spring at the initial stage is only by destroying their nests. Make sure not to give them a chance to get established and buzz around your house.
The best option of removing the wasp nest is to kill as many wasps as possible in the first attack itself. Using a standard flashlight is not a good idea since it will alert the wasps of your being there. You can use an amber-colored light instead of a flashlight. Be ready to run and escape to retreat to a secure place before any survivor wasps come from the nest looking for the attacker.
Plan your escape route and make sure there are no lawn furniture, toys, or garden tools in the way while escaping. You can choose whatever method to remove them, be it boiling water, sprays, or soapy water. Aim at the nest entrance and aggressively attack them. Douse the nest with the substances you are using to kill the wasps. Make sure your assault should last 15 seconds, and then you should escape from the place. Considering important tips, particularly the time of day and time of the year, you can efficiently tackle the wasps’ issue at your house.