Having a wasp nest on your property is never fun, and you may be thinking of removing it yourself. However, getting near wasp nests can be dangerous, and safety should always be the number one priority. It is really not a good idea to remove the wasp nest yourself, if you do not have professional expertise and equipment at your disposal.
What NOT to do
Let’s start with some of the things that you should not do under any circumstances if you are trying to get rid of a wasp nest. To start, you do not want to burn the nest. Wasp nests are made from extremely flammable materials such as paper or wood pulp, and these materials can start a fire that will spread across your property. Using water is not a good idea either. This method can also damage the property, if the nest is near ceiling plaster boards for example, and it will leave a lot of the wasps in the colony alive, which will attack you. Finally, you do not want to remove the nest using physical force. Hitting the nest will immediately alert all of the wasps inside and they will swarm you.
The right way to get rid of a wasp nest
The correct way to remove a nest is to have a professional do it. A pest control specialist has the training and the equipment to make sure that the nest is removed safely and effectively. To start, a pro will have personal protective equipment or PPE and respiratory protective equipment or RPE. This equipment will protect the exterminator from stings while he handles the nest. The specialist will also try to remove the nest in an enclosed area, so that the wasp swarm does not target other individuals on the property.
The exterminator will also have training in and knowledge of removal methods and wasp behaviors. In some cases, the removal process will require the use of specialized products which are not usually available to the general public. These products are more powerful than DIY options, and they help weaken the nest or the wasps inside it before the removal process begins.
If you have a wasp nest on your property, it’s highly recommended that you do not try to remove it yourself. Contact us today and we will send over a specialist to help you out.