Guide to Safely Remove Wasp Nest
While they won’t cause much harm to you (unless you’re allergic), your pets or your property, the presence of wasps in our backyard can cause much anxiety. An active wasp nest can house up to 10,000 wasps in the peak of summer! That’s enough to keep anyone indoors. While we always recommend hiring a professional pest control expert to remove a wasp nest from your yard, there are a few tips we can recommend if you’re bold enough to try it yourself. Safety must be your #1 concern; do not attempt wasp nest removal unless you have all the proper equipment. Relying on a professional is the best way to ensure property wasp nest removal.
5 Easy Steps to Remove Wasp Nest
Invest in PPE & Professional Products: Personal protective equipment (PPE) and Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) are the only way to fully protect you from wasp stings.
Approach only at Nighttime: A wasp nest should only be approached in the late evening when wasps are dormant and all the workers and the queen are present. This ensures you get rid of the entire colony & minimizes your chance of getting stung.
Spray Wasp Nest: Douse the nest in a high-grade wasp nest spray; make sure you invest in a very good one. It is a good idea to use the full can to ensure the effectiveness of the product.
Cover Nest with Garbage Bag: Once activity has died down, slowly place a garbage bag over the nest and detach it from the tree or wall and seal the bag. Put the sealed bag into a garbage can with a fitted lid and keep it far away from the house.
Call a Professional Pest Control Company: As professional wasp exterminators, Richmond Pest Control has access to a variety of products not available to the public. Further, we are highly trained to remove wasp nests that are in hard-to-reach places like under gutters or high in a tree. When in doubt of your abilities to safely remove a wasp nest, call the professionals.
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