Quick! I need to get rid of Wasps NOW! Call BugMaster
We recently discussed the benevolence of bees and the wickedness of wasps. In short, bees are for preservation, wasps are for extermination. Strong words, yes; but reading our recent article will explain to you why wasps are not your friends, and why you certainly don’t want them hanging around your home. There are different ways to get rid of these unwelcome pests, but you should not attempt to do so without the assistance of a licensed pest control technician. After all, you don’t want to get stung either in the literal sense, or in the financial sense with an unnecessary home repair bill.
Wasps aren’t complicated. They want a food source and somewhere to nest that’s protected from the chill of winter. Generally, they enter the home through openings in the building’s structure. Therefore, effectively sealing openings that may lead into the home is critical for the prevention of a wasp infestation. Wasps may build a nest near a window with a damaged screen or a door that is left open to the outside. If you see a wasp nest, don’t just seal it. The wasps inside may still be alive and end up eating through the ceiling or wall in an attempt to escape. This will just create further structural damage and fail to cure the wasp problem. A wasp infestation needs to be identified, located, treated, eliminated, and any entry point sealed up to prevent a recurrent infestation.
THE WASP NEST
Wasp nest treatment is critical if you want to get rid of wasps buzzing around your home and to reduce the risk of painful wasp stings. The most effective way to get rid of wasps is to eliminate the main cause of the problem – the wasp nest. Removing a nest can be, at best, rather tricky and, at worst, pretty dangerous. Wasps are by nature more aggressive than other insects and disturbing their nest won’t exactly calm their sensibilities or endear them to you. The wasps will feel threatened, and with their home under attack they will rush to its defense and sting you. To get rid of wasps you don’t need to necessarily remove the nest (though this is recommended), but you do need to treat it and kill the wasps within. To reduce the risk of stings, call a professional pest control technician, who will neutralise and remove the wasp nest, whether it’s inside or outside your home, and keep you safe from the threat of stings.
GIVING ‘EM THE TREATMENT
Wearing protective gear, a professional pest control technician will locate the wasp nest on your premises and neutralise it. They will educate you, the homeowner, on wasp behaviour and modify the area around the home to reduce the number of sites that are possible wasp entry points. The technician will select the best wasp control method, whether it be traps, mechanical or insecticidal controls (aerosols or liquid), and/or the physical removal of the nest. The technician will ensure no one is nearby when the nest is being treated, as human safety will always be their number one concern.
Please note never to attempt DIY wasp removal if you suspect you are sensitive to wasp stings, do not have the proper wasp-proof protective clothing (including a head net), if the nest is indoors, or if the nest is inaccessible or accessible only by putting yourself at risk. Remember, stinging insect swarms are dangerous – if in doubt always hire a professional.
Wasps can cause a lot of headaches for homeowners. But they don’t have to cause you one. At BugMaster Pest Control we use an integrated approach of effective and efficient methods to wipe out your wasps once and for all.