How to destroy a wasp's nest?

 Social wasps are colonies of wasps that live in groups and prefer to build their nests near homes. They like to nestle under the roof and in the corner of the house.


A wasp's nest: a potential danger 

The presence of a wasp nest around our living environments is a serious and thorny problem. Their nests present a danger to both humans and our pets.

A wasp colony that builds its nest brings together nearly 15 species, made up of 200,000 individuals. The invasion of wasps is a gradual process, as they invite their guests into their homes. 

Wasps are critters that can cause us danger, especially when mistreated when trapped. They can become more aggressive and tend to attack in groups as their nests are demolished. 

The most dangerous thing about wasps is that they can devastate a crop of fruit. Wasps stings are risky since their stings inject venom. They are not like bees that lose their stings after stinging, but they can use theirs repeatedly. This specific ability is mainly due to their lancet beards, which are pretty small and easily withdraw their sting. 

Wasp stings are excruciating and most often fatal if they stung the neck or throat. To endure a multitude of wasp stings is a deadly situation since it favors the accumulation of venom. They can also trigger very serious allergic reactions. People most allergic to the wasp sting may feel the onset of warning symptoms. On the skin, these bites can promote a rash of hives and cause severe swelling. They can also trigger respiratory discomfort as well as an asthma attack or swelling of the tongue. The most extreme cases can manifest as dizziness, unconsciousness, and disturbed heart rhythms. 

Symptoms may not appear immediately. But, as we say, "Prevention is better than cure," it is always wise to seek medical consultation to avoid possible complications. If we have inadvertently taken a drink in which a wasp has drowned, the first thing to do is drink a glass of salted water immediately to neutralize the swelling in time. The invasion of wasps can develop a phobia in pets.

The formation of wasp nests 

Colonies of wasps start designing their nests during the summer season. They mainly make their nests from various types of wood. First, they scrape the bark of a shrub with their mandibles while tearing the plant fibers from the wood. They then form a small dough by chewing to obtain a solid product. When dried, the paper pulp turns into an insulating, flammable, and water-resistant substance. On the other hand, setting fire to a wasp's nest can often not only cause a fire in your home but can also cause burns. 

Techniques to get rid of it 

There are many methods available to us to exterminate wasp colonies permanently. However, eliminating these critters' shelters requires great care since the slightest mistake can cause irreversible damage. Indeed, one should not act in a way too violent not to provoke and arouse the wasps. Therefore, it is strictly recommended to equip yourself with safety accessories to dislodge wasps not to take the risk or call a professional. To properly reduce the risk of stings, wear safety glasses, gloves, high rubber boots, and a wasp coverall. 

Natural methods

There are many natural and 100% organic solutions to drive wasps out of their nests. Without resorting to synthetic products such as insecticides, nature offers us multitudes of safe options for humans and pets. 

To clear wasps with gentler methods and ecological techniques, here are some tips. First, prepare a soap product and spray the opening of the nest with it. The preparation is simple: Mix ¼ of liquid dish soap with 1 liter of hot water. Pour the resulting solution into a spray gun or sprayer and spray the opening of the nest. The soap in the solution will prevent the wasps from flying. Then it would be easier for us to get rid of it. 

Wasps hate smoke. This technique promises to be very effective in eliminating wasp nests on trees or in an outdoor area. To do so, it's simple. Build a fire near the suspected spot and let the smoke take over the nest for two hours. Wasps will leave their nests. When their refuge is unoccupied and inactive, we can destroy it. 

It is advisable to introduce repellent plants in gardens to prevent wasps from building their nests near our homes. Lemongrass is a repellent plant that repels wasps. Aurones are also ecological insect repellents that repel these insects. Lavenders are not only delightful ornamental plants, but they are also excellent potent repellents to prevent wasp refuges from forming. 

Wasp traps 

There are many mechanical methods To remove the wasps' shelters. Here are some wasp trap ideas to eliminate these critters. Create a "homemade" siphon using a plastic bottle, preferably colorless or transparent, and cut it in half. Add sugary protein or sugary water to the bottom of the siphon to trap them easily. Pierce the base of the bottle and arrange a wire or rope there to hang the trap. Shops specializing in the sale of wasp traps mainly rely on this siphon principle to catch them. Traps sold commercially have the advantage of being more aesthetic and benefit from greater toughness and stability in the face of inclement weather. 

Is the intervention of a professional necessary? 

Keeping wasps safe turns out to be a dangerous task, especially when we are allergic to their sting. When an attempt is made to destroy their shelters, they tend to defend themselves and become more aggressive. To avoid taking any risks, it is imperative or even essential to call in professionals to exterminate these flying insects. 

These technicians specializing in pest control are professionally qualified to carry out an intervention without endangering the surrounding area. These experts have appropriate safety equipment, such as PPE or Personal Protective Equipment, and RPE or Respiratory Protective Equipment. These experts in the field apply the most appropriate treatments to successfully and safely remove wasp nests. These exterminators will adopt the most suitable methods of approach and propose the necessary measures to remove the wasps' shelters. After their interventions, these wasp nest demolishers will provide practical advice to prevent the possible return of wasps. 

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