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The Dos and Don’ts of Wasp Nest Removal – Our Guide

The Dos and Don’ts of Wasp Nest Removal – Our Guide

Dealing with any form of pest can be frustrating with each offering their own unique dangers, wasps are no different. Due to being a very family-oriented animal, wasps often come in large groups and will always look to construct a nest to house their young and vulnerable, while this is actually pretty sweet, you certainly don’t want them doing so in your property. There are multiple factors you need to keep in mind when removing a wasp nest in order to ensure your own security and that of those around you, below are some of the most important dos and don’ts.

Things to Do

  • Collect information and data on wasp nest removal. There are plenty of resources online when it comes to pest control and by having a thorough look online you might be able to find tips for your unique wasp nest removal scenario.
  • Select the timing of the removal based on the dormancy of the breed. Many types of bees are less active during the dusk and dawn allowing for a far safer removal process. Ensure that you make this a part of your research as there can be variation between breeds.
  • While this point may seem a bit obvious, it wouldn’t be a great guide if I didn’t mention it. Wear protective equipment and ensure that it is properly-suited to defending against wasp stings. You might also wish to check that it there aren’t any gaps or holes in the protective equipment, wasps are surprisingly nimble and can squeeze through even the smallest gaps.
  • Ensure that all of the wasps within the nest are either exterminated or relocated before attempting to demolish the nest itself. There’s nothing that’s quite as likely to get them riled up as a hammer coming through their living room wall.
  • Regardless of how confident you are in your nest removal capabilities; you may wish to contact a pest control expert before trying to do anything yourself. Unless you’re an expert with access to market-leading equipment you don’t really have any way of knowing what’s inside the nest and you certainly shouldn’t take the risk.

Things to Avoid Doing

  • Do not mess with the nest, you may want to get more information on how many wasps are inside or how large the nest is but poking and prodding at it is likely only going to anger the occupants. Avoid even getting near the nest if possible.
  • Whatever you do, please do not set the nest on fire. At Willis Pest Control we have encountered people that have tried and it absolutely never goes well. Fire terrifies wasps and draws them out in full attack formation, you want to be far away when that happens.
  • While you might be confident in taking care of it on your own, disposing of a wasp nest should never be done alone and unless it’s right next to a door or a window, should be comprehensively handled by a professional such as Willis Pest Control.

Contact Willis Pest Control

At Willis Pest Control we are specialists in providing eclectic pest control solutions across Birmingham and the Midlands. For help in dealing with Rats, Wasps, Fleas, Bees, Cockroaches, Mice, Squirrels, Ants, and Bed Bugs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert Willis Pest Control team, give us a call on 0121 588 5258 or 07305 518033.