During the middle to late summer, the wasp activity begins to warm up along with the temperatures. If you notice wasps and wasp nests appearing in your home during the summer months, you don't have to be a prisoner of the threat of these annoying flying pests. While we live with nature and many of nature's creatures, wasps can pose a threat to our wellbeing if they are not controlled. Because of this, it's important to expand your knowledge of wasps and take a few simple steps to keep them at bay. Of course, if you have a wasp invasion that is out of control, it may be wise to call in an expert who will help you rid your area of these stinging insects. If so, contact your local Spring Green professionals to find out if they offer Wespen services that support you. Let's prepare for the rest of us by examining how wasps are attracted to your home, what the first signs of a wasp nest invasion look like, and how wasps and their nests are removed when they appear.
Before the sting: Preventive measures to keep wasps at bay
Get to know your enemy
Wasps are most attracted to sweet foods like open cans
Pop, fruit juice, fallen apples under fruit trees, among others. It is best
to quickly tidy up after grilling outdoors and not missing out on these sweets
Apart from understanding what attracts a wasp, you have to do that too
Find out where they like to live. Wasp nests vary depending on
stinging insect that is at home there. So let's start with our wasp
Learning quest with a brief introduction to the types of wasp nests:
- Yellowjacket nests – Yellowjackets usually seek out abandoned rodent houses, old tree trunks or empty cavities to build their nests. It is possible that a yellow jacket occasionally builds a hanging nest above the ground. This type of wasp nest has a thick protective layer and an entry point.
- Hornet nests – The European hornet is the most common type of hornet. Their nests also consist of the outer protective layer with layers on the inside. They are most commonly found above ground in tree hollows or other elevated empty spaces, typically at least six feet above the ground.
- Paper wasp Nests – The paper wasp's nest has no protective outer layer like the hornet and the yellow jacket. This nest will have open cells that look like an open umbrella. Paper wasps make their nests under roofs, in branches and in the overhangs of sheds, attics and garages.
- Mud dirty nests – Mud Daubers are loners, so they only build houses for themselves. Their nests are made up of their own saliva, which is mixed with soil to form mud, which is formed into a nest that can appear on the side of a building or a hole in the ground.
The argument to get rid of wasps is strong
So if we want to coexist with nature and try to reduce our carbon footprint, can't we just leave wasp nests in peace? In this case, the answer is no. The reality is that most wasp nests grow in size and pose a risk to you and your family. A yellowjacket nest can contain thousands of wasps. If disturbed, an attack can make them aggressive and attacking – causing pain, possible allergic reactions, and potentially serious health threats.
Of course, avoid luring wasps to your home
By understanding which places wasps attract to build theirs
Nests on, you can actually prevent the problem before it starts (best case
Scenario). Here are some tips to prevent the wasps from feeling compelled
Nests at your home:
- Clove-geranium-lemongrass-oil mixture – A combination of essential oils from cloves, geraniums and lemongrass has managed to keep wasps away. You can spray the mixture in areas where wasps may want to build their nests, e.g. B. under eaves, canopies and ledges and crevices.
- Wasp traps – Another option to prevent unwanted visitors from establishing a home base on your property is wasp traps. They lure the wasps in and then catch them. They can be bought in the store or simply made yourself.
- to close the gaps – Now that we know the places where wasps like to settle, you can certainly make some small improvements and cleaning efforts to keep nesting at bay. Sealing cracks and cleaning up dirt can reduce the places where wasps can build their nests.
Safe removal of an existing wasp nest
Safely remove wasp nests near your home or garden
It is not easy. As you can imagine, the wasps can get worse at the beginning
playing around with their home. You have a couple of options here: You can go there
alone and get rid of the wasps yourself, or you can consult a professional
do the work for you. Here are some tips and guidance for making this decision:
- The wasp removal strategy for DIY – If your wasp's nest is not too big and not over-populated, you may be able to get rid of it yourself. If there is an exposed nest near your home, you can use a wasp spray. When applying the poison, be sure to wear gloves and safety glasses, as well as long trousers and sleeves. The best time of day is early morning, when most wasps are still in the nest with minimal activity. Also, make sure you can get out of the area quickly after bothering the wasps. Leave the area for a day or two, and then look for signs of wasps that are still present. In this case you may have to repeat. If the wasp nest is hidden behind a wall or deck, it is much more difficult to get rid of. You may need to drill holes and apply a dust insecticide through the holes.
- The time to call a professional – If you have an extremely large (in size or quantity) wasp presence or if the wasps are deeply embedded in a structure, you should better call experts to help.
Spring-Green, since then your partner for lawn care in your neighborhood
1977 also specialized
in pest control, which includes wasp removal and prevention services. From
annoying biting mosquitoes to wasps that make their nests on and around your house,
Spring-Green helps you to control pests. Not all pest control services
available at all Spring Green locations. Please contact your local spring green
to professionally check whether these services are available in your area.
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