The Do’s and Don’ts of Wasp Nests

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So, you have a wasp nest on your property—now what?  Sure, there are many things that you can do to take care of it, but there are multiple things that you should and absolutely should not do to remove the nest.  Join us in our latest blog as we tell you some of the things that you need to keep in mind when dealing with a wasp nest!

DON’T burn down the nest

While the Internet is great in giving you access to tips and tricks that you would otherwise not find, this tip is definitely one that you need to steer clear from.  Yes, it’s true that a wasp nest is extremely flammable, but it does not mean that you should turn to fire as your preferred method of wasp removal. Not only do you put your property at significant risk of also catching fire, but there is also a very real chance that burning the nest will not solve your wasp problem.  Fire, by itself, will not kill all of the wasps inside, leading to some very angry wasps (who will no doubt chase you down) and will start the process of building another nest elsewhere on your property.

DO be cautious when around the nest

It’s no secret that wasps are not the friendliest of critters, and you can bet your bottom dollar that they will attack when they feel threatened.  That being said, it is imperative that you are cautious while around the nest until it’s removed. What that comes down to in actuality is to just be calm around the nest, don’t swat at any wasps (instead just gently blow on them to get them off of you), and exercise common sense.  You’d be surprised how much that last one goes in keeping people sting-free.

DON’T go after the nest with a baseball bat

Ah, another classic way to get rid of a wasp nest.  So simple to solve the problem, but so dangerous by being in close to the fallen nest.  Depending on your swing, you could get it down in one crack at it, but then you will have the problem of dozens of wasps swarming your way.  We don’t know about you, but we don’t think that spending a day recovering from dozens of wasp sings is a day well spent.

DO bring in the professionals for removal

There is just no denying it—turning to the professionals to remove a wasp nest is the safest and most efficient way to go about it.  Thanks to expert knowledge of dealing with wasps and the latest advances of safety equipment and professional products, you can be assured that a professional pest control company will take the wasp nest down safely, humanely, and swiftly, with no stragglers left to annoy you later on.

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