Feeling the Sting – What to Do When There’s A Wasp Nest in Your Home
Getting stung by a bee will ruin your day. But a wasp? Thatâ€™s something that will sting a lot harder and a lot longer. Accepting that creeps and critters are a part of life is one thing, but allowing them to nest in your home and harm you and your family is another. Get proactive and rid your home of wasp nests.
Enlist the experts
Wasps can be a very dangerous problems, especially if you have children or pets around the house. Wasps, unlike bees, wonâ€™t just sting you once. If the problem becomes serious then consider a professional wasp removal expert. Pest inspectors and controllers will have the necessary safety equipment and sprays to deal with your new flying friends.
Not only will this ensure your safety but it will also make sure the wasps donâ€™t return.
Do your research
One of the key things to do when you identify there is a wasp nest in your home is to identify exactly what type of nest it is. Different species of wasps can sometimes call for different treatment in removing them. Some nests will be easier to spot than others which can often help identify the type of wasp and nest.
For example, if the nest youâ€™ve found appears in a similar hexagonal shape as a beeâ€™s nest then it is likely paper wasps. However if the wasps appears to be coming from a hole in the home, posts or even the ground, then you could be dealing with yellow jacket wasps.
These types of wasps can hold much larger colonies, which could mean calling the experts is your only course of action.
Stop the spread
When you notice a wasps nest or an abundance of wasps, it is time to get rid of the problem. However, just as important is to stop the spread. Wasps, like a lot of other â€˜pestsâ€™, thrive on humans making mistakes or helping them thrive. Leaving food waste around, especially high sugar content foods or meats is never good idea.
Look for weak points of entry in your home and seal them up. The last thing you want is a stray wasp making its way into the house when you are cooking dinner. Seal any holes and plug any gaps that a wasp might venture in through. Avoid trying to be the next terminator and kill all the wasps because, just like the Terminator, they will be back.
When a wasp dies, it releases a pheromone which attracts other wasps. So, while you may think you are a hero, you may find yourself is some unintended trouble.
If you do decide to brave the removal yourself with a store bought product, then make sure that you protect yourself. Wear long sleeve shirts, pants and look for some sort of head protection such as a hat or helmet. Follow all instruction explicitly and make sure you donâ€™t get too close.
Using these sorts of products can be dangerous, so take any and all precautions where you can to protect yourself and your home.
Dealing with a wasp nest is not a simple job. Depending on what type of wasps, the location of the nest and how far they have spread, you could be in for a bad day. If you arenâ€™t sure of any of these things then itâ€™s probably best to get some professional help and save yourself the hassle.
However, if you are keen on the DIY approach, then make sure you protect yourself and look for any obvious signs of reappearance afterwards. Wasps are a tricky pest to evict but if you arenâ€™t sure what to do if there is a wasp nest in your home, then use these simple tips.
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powersÂ of Self-Acceptance,Â Appreciation, and PersonalÂ Achievement.Â We ask that every contributor and expert answerÂ Â the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with theÂ current article they have written.Â In that way, and as a team, we hope toÂ encourageÂ and motivateÂ each other, thus inspiringÂ you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally?Â Additionally, what are youÂ still working on accepting? Now, weâ€™re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
That not all will enjoy my writing.
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally?Â On the other handÂ OR in contrast,Â are there elements of who you are that youâ€™re still working onÂ appreciating?
I appreciate my ability to be creative.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell usÂ not onlyÂ what makes YOU most proudÂ but alsoÂ share theÂ goals and dreams that you still have.
Proud to have a career in writing
4.Â Of course, weÂ all have imperfections,Â orÂ so we think.Â In truth,Â we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?Â Likewise,Â what imperfections and quirks create who you areâ€”your Identity?
I guess many…my sense of humor….
5. â€œI Love Myâ€¦â€ is an outlet for you toÂ appreciate and expressÂ all the positive traits that make youâ€¦wellâ€¦YOU!Â In fact, sharingÂ what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!)Â Therefore,Â Identity challenges you to complete the phrase â€œI Love Myâ€¦?â€
I love my writing and family.