A wasp infestation can be very distressing, and take away the fun of being outdoors during the summer.
One nest can house thousands of wasps at one time, making it difficult to relax with so many wasps flying around you.
Nests can grow very quickly, especially as the summer months progress, which means the number of wasps also increase. By the autumn, wasps can become very rapacious as their food supply begins to dwindle, making it problematic to remove them safely. You shouldn’t try to combat the issue by yourself, instead, call upon a professional to deal with the problem effectively.
How do you know if you have a wasp infestation?
Besides having to frantically wave away wasps or vacate the area to get away from them, there are more specific ways to detect if a wasp nest is nearby and how to deal with it.
As some wasps build nests by chewing wood, you should look for any holes or tunnels on wooden surfaces around your home.
Wasp nests are usually located in quiet, sheltered areas, such as sheds, garages, roofs, wall cavities, or bird boxes. So, investigate these areas carefully to determine if a wasp nest is present.
How do you remove a wasp nest?
You should avoid attempting to eradicate a wasp nest yourself, otherwise, you could find yourself in a dangerous scenario. Wasps will feel threatened, agitated, and aggressive as they will defend their nest, resulting in them directly attacking and stinging you. And with potentially thousands of wasps nesting, it may be a very painful and traumatic experience.
Therefore, you should call an expert pest controller who will wear the necessary protective equipment to keep them safe, and ultimately you and your family safe too.
How to prevent a wasp infestation
To avoid the worst-case scenario of having a major wasp infestation on your territory then it’s vital to check for nests on your property and surrounding infrastructure.
Ensure all rubbish bins have a lid that remains tightly closed. Bins attract wasps as it’s a potential food source, particularly during the autumn season.
Install insect screens to prevent wasps from gaining entry to your home, and try to avoid leaving windows and doors open unnecessarily.
A problem such as a wasp infestation is preventable by becoming aware of when things aren’t so normal, for example, encountering many more wasps than usual each day. And by proactively following the guidelines above, you may avoid having to call an expert.
However, if it’s too late to prevent a wasp infestation, contact a professional pest controller.