More than 79 percent of people who die from wasp stings are men. Maybe that’s because they tried to take care of a wasp infestation on their own.
When wasps build a nest near your home, they can take over your outdoor living space, driving you indoors when you’d rather be enjoying your BBQ. If you have a wasp problem, here’s some information about wasp pest control.
Where Wasp Nests Are Commonly Found
If you notice wasps flying around, you likely have a nearby nest. Watch the wasp, and eventually it will lead you back to its nest. Wasps like to nest in dry, sheltered sites around your home, and you can usually find them by looking under your soffits or the edges of eavestroughs.
Wasp nests can also sometimes be found in the ground. They can build nests in old animal tunnels or piles of dirt.
They can enter your house through very tiny cracks and may build nests underneath your floorboards or inside walls. These are particularly difficult to locate and even harder to remove.
How to Get Rid of Wasp Nests
Wasps are a safety hazard because of the risk of them stinging multiple times, especially if you threaten their nest. You can hang wasp traps in your yard around outdoor eating areas if you have a very minor infestation.
If you discover a large nest, don’t tackle it yourself unless you have the experience and protective gear to keep you safe. The best way to get rid of wasps is to hire pest control services to remove the nest. Hidden nests may be larger than you think. If you try to get rid of them on your own you may be seriously stung.
Precautions to Take Around Wasps
Keep wasps out of your house by installing screens on windows and doors and keep them repaired. Take care when eating outdoors and don’t leave open drink cans around. Consider a screened-in tent for outdoor eating areas if you want extra protection.
Keep garbage cans closed and don’t leave food waste lying about. Be aware that wasps become aggressive in late summer so it’s good to keep a sharp eye out.
Best Ways to Prevent Wasp Nests
Wasps are looking for food and shelter when they build their nests. The best wasp nest prevention is to limit their access to food and shelter.
Remove garbage or keep it in a sealed can. Don’t leave people’s food or pet food outside and wipe down any tables or sticky areas. Hummingbird feeders are another great food source that wasps will enjoy. Always cover your compost bin to ensure they aren’t snacking on your scraps.
Take Wasp Pest Control Steps Today
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