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How did I get wasps in my house in the first place?

Published: September 29, 2021

How did I get wasps in my house in the first place?

If you notice wasps in your home, garage, or attic, you most probably may be having a wasp infestation.

How did I get wasps in my house in the first place?

And you definitely do not want wasps at home. It not only leads to a severe stinging episode, but there’s also the risk of reactions if you are allergic to its sting.

Wasps don’t usually sting unless disturbed or when they feel threatened. Their stings may be painful but non-threatening to those who aren’t allergic to its venom.

Besides, there’s also the risk of wasps in nests damaging your home ceiling and wallboards with time. And with wasps around your home, yard work and any outdoor activity get difficult.

You know you need to call in the experts for wasp removal. However, you may also wonder why and how you got wasps in your home in the first place.

Possible reasons for a wasp infestation

There are multiple options and means of wasps entering and nesting in your home. They mainly enter your home because they are attracted to something. And typical attractions are:

  • The flowers and plants in your garden
  • Fallen food crumbs and soda spills on the patio and other outdoor areas
  • Improperly covered and irregularly emptied garbage cans
  • Properties with lots of insects and spiders which attract both mature and developing wasps

You may also find wasp nests under leaves, in outdoor recreation structures, and covered walkways. They also tend to nest underground or in rock piles and other landscaping features.

The right way to get rid of wasps

The right way to get rid of wasps

As long as you do it with caution, it’s relatively safe to knock off and destroy tiny, newly built wasp nests. It Is better to try and get rid of wasps at night. That’s when wasps are least active.

Make sure you don’t make any noise while approaching the nest. And dress appropriately for it with gloves, a long-sleeved top, and pants tucked in socks. Also, cover your head and hair with a snugly fit handkerchief.

Once ready and in place, carefully cover the wasp nest with a garbage bag. Spraying the nest with a pest control product before covering it helps kill the wasps.

Once covered, free the nest from its point of attachment, and seal the bag tightly. Lastly, put the bag inside a garbage can with a tight seal lid, and place the can outdoors, as far away as possible.

However, do not try to remove wasps’ nests in hard-to-reach spots like under gutters or trees alone. You should not even consider removing wasps on your own if you are allergic to wasp stings! If that’s the case, you have to call a professional or at least a friend or family member to avoid serious falls and injuries.

Things you should not do

Many people make the mistake of trying to get rid of wasps using the help of information found on the internet. It is not advisable because there are lots of things you should not use to eliminate wasps like:

1. Fire

Fire

You no doubt can get rid of wasps by burning down the nest. However, you risk damaging your property or burning yourself too as the nests have highly flammable papery wood pulp substances.

There is also the risk of the fire not killing all the wasps. So you end up with the remaining wasps getting violent and attacking everyone nearby!

2. Water

Water

Many homeowners try hosing down the wasp nests in their yards. However, this doesn’t solve the problem.

It only ends up aggravating the wasps. Flooded nests do not kill wasps but only end up upsetting them.

3. Objects like baseball bats or broom handles

Knocking down the nest using these objects only puts you at immediate risk of getting stung by wasps when the nest falls. It’s instead better to wrap a bag around the nest.

It’s even better if you leave wasp removal to the professionals.
You not only save time but also avoid harming yourself and your family members.

Professionals know their job well.

Wasp removal experts know where wasps are most likely to build nests. They also know all about the different wasp species like which are most docile and less threatening.

They have the right tools and knowledge to slowly, effectively, and quickly get rid of wasps without posing any risk to anyone.

Besides, they help eliminate the wasps and give suggestions on how to prevent future infestations! They can accordingly inspect the spots and recommend the right ways to control the wasp population.

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