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.
Wasp, Hornet & Yellow Jacket Exterminators
Our licensed pest control technicians will inspect your property to identify both in ground or hanging nests and determine the best course of action to remove these stinging insects. Backed by 25+ years of experience, trust Richmond Pest Control for all your pest, rodent and insect infestation extermination needs! Visit our Pest Library to see a full list of the insects we can eliminate and prevent in your home or office building.
Effective Business Property Prevention Tips
As a business owner you already have enough on your plate. Between payroll, hiring, inventory and a slew of other day to day tasks, the last thing you want to find on your property are the indications of a termite infestation. While you should always call a professional pest control company first, there are some preventative measures you can take. Keep your commercial premises safe from these nasty pests by following Richmond Pest Control’s effective termite prevention tips for business owners.
7 Termite Prevention Tips for Businesses
Termite Treated Wood: Invest in wood that has been chemically treated for termite prevention. Termite resistant wood will give you extra protection against these invasive pests.
Control Moisture: The #1 reason a business owner finds themselves dealing with a termite infestation is because of moisture buildup. Termites are insatiable for moisture and seek it out at all costs. Regularly look for and immediately clean standing water inside and outside your commercial property.
Clean & Remove Debris: Keep the exterior of your commercial property free of fallen branches, overgrown grass and dense vegetation. This will keep your business looking pristine, but also prevent termites from nesting in the overgrowth.
Fix Exterior Damage: Not only should you repair damages to siding, gutters and roofing to keep the structure of your building sound, but this will also prevent moisture buildup – the biggest attraction for termites.
Check & Repair Seals: Termites can enter your commercial property easily through tiny openings in your seals. Regularly inspect the seals around all doors and windows and immediately caulk any gaps you find.
Regular Termite Inspections: While a residential termite prevention inspection is necessary just once per year, business owners should strongly consider scheduling this service twice per year. Termite inspections are the best way to identify and stop infestations before they happen.
Call Professional Pest Control: Hiring a professional extermination and pest control company is the only way to treat & prevent termites in your place of work. DIY methods are simply not enough to control or eliminate a terminate infestation at your business.
Commercial Property Protection from Pests
If you notice any potential signs of termite damage, call a professional pest control company right away. Swift action is the best way to stop major costly destruction to your business property or foundation of your building. Richmond Pest Control in Staten Island, NY offers effective pest control solutions for termites, bed bugs, rodents, wildlife, invasive insects and more. Call 718-667-5200 to discuss your pest control needs in Staten Island and the surrounding boroughs, as well as Central NJ.
Simple Winter Pest Control & Prevention Tips
Pests are most commonly associated with the spring & summer seasons when the weather is nice and the ticks, mosquitos, wasps and other flying insects are very active. However, winter is also a prime season for pests looking for a place to store food, hibernate and keep warm through the frigid months. Richmond Pest Control has provided 7 simple yet effective winter pest control tips to ensure your home & business stay free of mice, rodents, cockroaches and other nasty pests.
7 Winter Pest Control Tips
Don’t leave food out: Leftovers on the countertop or a sink full of dishes with crumbs are easy bait for mice and bugs. Make sure your food is always stored in airtight containers & properly stored and your dishes are soaking in soapy water to prevent attractive smells. This is one of the easiest ways to prevent an ant infestation, among other pests.
Keep trash covered & dispose regularly: Invest in good quality indoor and outdoor trash cans with lids that tightly seal. Trash is a breeding ground for pests all year long! Furthermore, outdoor cans should be kept as close to the street as possible.
Seal cracks & holes: The easiest way for unwanted winter pests to sneak into your warm house is through cracks and holes in the foundation. A mouse or cockroach can squeeze through even the tiniest openings. Every few months it is a good idea to thoroughly inspect your foundation and areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. Any signs of cracks or holes should be sealed immediately.
Install screens over chimney vents: Not only does a chimney screen protect your fireplace flue from rain & debris, but it also prevents squirrels, chipmunks and mice from falling in and entering your home.
Eliminate moisture: Leaking pipes and clogged drains in your kitchen, bathroom, basement and laundry room are a breeding ground for a cockroach infestation. Check these spaces regularly, clean up any water residue and call a plumber if it is a consistent issue.
Store firewood 20+ feet from the house: Mice, ants and termites use wood piles to make their nests. An easy winter pest control tip is to keep your wood pile far away from your home.
Call a licensed pest control company: It is recommended to have a pest control inspection to your home or business at least twice per year: before winter & before spring/summer. A licensed pest exterminator will be able to prevent any infestations using safe preventative treatments.
Protect your Home from Winter Pests
Don’t let the cold & frigid winter weather fool you, there are always pests lurking about trying to invade your space. Call 718-667-5200 to schedule a winter pest control maintenance inspection in your residential or commercial property. Richmond Pest Control are experts in the prevention & extermination of bed bugs, rodents, invasive insects, termites and all other nasty pests known in the Staten Island, NY area.